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March 22, 2010

Five actions steps on bottled water

IATP's Shiney Varghese gives us five things we can do as individuals and in our communities to reduce bottled water use.

1. If you are concerned about the quality of your local water:

2. If you have continued concern or if your building is old with the possibility of contamination:

3. Stop buying bottled water:

4. Write a letter to the local businesses and other places you visit, urging them to stop selling and/or serving bottled water:

  • Sample letters for restaurant, café, co-op and stores are available here.
  • Please consider writing similar letters to other venues you visit (e.g., gyms, offices and events).

5. Join a campaign to help spread the idea! Examples include:

Ben Lilliston

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