Reusable Water Bottles = Triple Bonus

From the Heal the Bay website:

Today’s guest blogger is Melissa Aguayo, Heal the Bay’s Speakers Bureau Manager

The New Year is just around the corner, and we all know what that means… New Year’s resolutions.

Just say no to bottled water, say Linfield College students

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Two Linfield College students recently produced “Tap That,” a short documentary that warns of the dangers of bottled water. They have been sharing their views on campus and public radio, and would like to see the product banned from schools across the state.

Linfield College students Annika Yates, left, and Collin Morris are working to ban bottled water on campusLinfield College students Annika Yates, left, and Collin Morris are working to ban bottled water on campus
Linfield College students Annika Yates, left, and Collin Morris are working to ban bottled water on campus

Strengthen Your Water Activism

From the Jane Goodall Institute:  Want to get political on water issues? Check out these websites before getting started. They’re packed full of tools and resources that will help you understand the issues, provide opportunities for action, keep you up to date on the latest water news and events, support your activities, and connect you to activists around the globe.

NYC’s Water-on-the-Go Program Celebrates Summer With Independence from Bottled Water

The 10 portable water fountains are hooked up to and removed from fire hydrants. The fountains include faucets for drinking water or for filling water bottles, as well as for pets (do not worry germaphobes the pets faucets are in separate bowls). The fountains are being rotated around the city according to a summer schedule. Locations include: Brooklyn and Bronx Borough Halls, Times Square, Union Square Greenmarket, as well rotating weekend events such as concerts in Battery and Central Park and walks in Staten Island, Sunnyside, and the Bronx.

Connecting the U.S. to Global Water Causes (E:Environmental Magazine)

Brita Belli, E: Environment Magazine:  Earth Day Network’s lesser-known side project is called the Global Water Network. Unlike the much more visible Earth Day—celebrating its April 22 40th anniversary this year with projects that include “A Billion Acts of Green,” 40 school green building upgrades and a documentary with PBS—the Global Water Network (GWN) is only in its second year.

Canada's First Bottled Water Free Day March 11, 2010

Canadians once again at the forefront of water issues:  Canada's first Bottled Water Free Day will occur on campuses and communities across Canada March 11, 2010. The Polaris Institute, Canadian Federation of Students and the Sierra Youth Coalition are spearheading the day, hoping it will encourage Canadians to ban plastic water bottles and use public water.

Small changes do add up. That's the concept this site was founded on.

What could be simpler than this?  Here is a message my google alert picked up:

The Facts About Bottled Water - a great infographic from Online Education

This image graphic is a great way to see and understand the impact of bottled water graphically created by a terrific website called Online Education.



Pacific Lutheran University featured as a case study by the National Wildlife Foundation

This is a great story.  Picked up from Sustainabilityplu's blog.  This is a project that any college or university could replicate very easily.  Nicely done! Congratulations Pacific Lutheran University.  (Note this story is a bit long, but it's worth reading the whole post).


Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a private 4-year university with 3,650 students in Tacoma, Washington.