Think Outside the Bottle Pledge

  • Because water is a human right and not a commodity to be bought and sold for profit;
  • Because bottled water corporations are changing the very way people think about water and undermining people's confidence in public water systems;
  • Because up to 40% of bottled water in the U.S. and Canada is sourced from municipal tap water;
  • Because some bottlers have run over communities' concerns and the environment when they extract water and build bottling plants to get local spring and ground water;
  • Because bottled water travels many miles from the source, results in the burning of massive amounts of fossil fuels, and contributes to the billions of plastic bottles ending up in our landfills;
  • Because worldwide there is a need for investments in public water systems to ensure equal access to water, a key ingredient for prosperity and health for all people; and
  • Because solutions to ensuring water as a fundamental human right require people acting together and standing up for public water systems.
I pledge to Think Outside the Bottle, which means:

Opting for public tap water over bottled water; and

Calling on public officials to cut taxpayer spending on bottled water and support strong public water systems.
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Number Date Name Why do you think outside the ...
3244 Mon Aug 21 22:54:25 EDT 2017 carlos alberto diaz vizcaino el agua es un recurso publico para cualquier persona en el mundo y no debe ser vendida
3243 Wed Apr 26 09:16:28 EDT 2017 Dimitra Roussakis Water is a basic human right. Nestle continues to take water out of Aberfoyle, Ontario in spite of their contract being up over 8 months ago.
3242 Mon Apr 24 11:23:10 EDT 2017 Diego Bonetto
3241 Tue Feb 28 00:13:10 EST 2017 Kim Chaffin
3240 Fri Dec 23 10:50:39 EST 2016 L. P. Rees
3239 Wed Nov 23 13:45:07 EST 2016 Joseph Chapman Water is a basic human right. In Michigan, Nestle, and other corporations pay NOTHING to suck water out of our many lakes and streams. It is free for them to bottle and sell. They pay nothingand destroy More....
3238 Wed Sep 07 14:45:23 EDT 2016 Kristi Lee I'm sick of seeing plastic ruining our beautiful earth.
3237 Sat Aug 27 17:14:51 EDT 2016 Lydia Maendel Because water is a human right and not a commodity to be bought and sold for profit;
Because bottled water corporations are changing the very way people think about water and undermining people's More....
3236 Thu Jun 30 14:53:53 EDT 2016 Scott Crawford I want to start the campaign here in LA. HELP!!!
3235 Mon Jun 13 12:09:16 EDT 2016 kathy clowe Because I love the earth!
3234 Sat May 28 15:39:11 EDT 2016 Kim Gabriele From cradle to grave bottled water is a bad idea. I'm in and will try to get the word spread in my community. Privatizing water is a bad idea!
3233 Wed May 11 16:44:50 EDT 2016 Brian Spanhut Trying to take better care of the resources we have been given.
3232 Tue Apr 19 17:48:37 EDT 2016 Curt Wechsler
3231 Mon Apr 18 06:40:29 EDT 2016 Sana Munawar I use drinking water from our local water filtration plant
3230 Sat Apr 02 23:24:40 EDT 2016 Ashley Kepley
3229 Sun Feb 28 14:46:18 EST 2016 Jose Rilo I think this is a great movement that if for the better of the community. If we had more things like this the world will be a better place.
3228 Wed Feb 17 12:18:15 EST 2016 Carol Rawlinson No one can live without water. We take it for granted. It concerns me when I'm at Costco and I see so many people buying cases of water.
3227 Wed Feb 17 12:17:02 EST 2016 Carol Rawlinson No one can live without water. We take it for granted. It concerns me when I'm at Costco and I see so many people buying cases of water.
3226 Wed Feb 17 09:41:00 EST 2016 eric strayer I know stuff. I teach this stuff. I know we can do better than let corporations threaten our health and environment by selling us something that we already have and of better quality too.
3225 Fri Dec 11 23:30:55 EST 2015 Diane Fay There is easy access to safe water from taps everywhere...plastic bottles are completely unneccessary and are a massive part of pollution everywhere.
3224 Sat Sep 12 10:36:59 EDT 2015 Jin Chen Water is free for everyone, and we as consumers should be mindful about what we buy. Reduce bottled water and use reusable water bottles!
3223 Sat Sep 12 10:36:17 EDT 2015 Jin Chen Water is free for everyone, and we as consumers should be mindful about what we buy. Reduce bottled water and use reusable water bottles!
3222 Thu Aug 13 15:07:05 EDT 2015 David Valder Because I'd rather pay for college than water.
3221 Mon Aug 03 20:26:09 EDT 2015 Heather O'Neill I refill 5 gal reusable bottles of filtered water and carry glass bottles from this source with me from my home. I also use a reusable bottle with a filter for travel. I feel the less of a imprint on the More....
3220 Sat Jul 25 22:25:25 EDT 2015 Richard Inserra Bottled water is not good for the planet and expensive. In my community there is a start up company who wants to extract water from a well nearby bottle water, truck it to their plant and bottle it. This More....
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