Puget Sound is joining World Water Day along with over 600 other water related events that highlight the need to conserve clean fresh water. Puget Sound introduced the Why Bottled Water campaign this spring in a campus-wide effort to promote tap water consumption and decreased single-use plastic bottles. In doing so, the Diner offers water bottles labeled “Why Bottled Water” to open bring awareness to the community about their purchasing. Instead, the community is encouraged to “Tap That” and reuse water bottles.
Click here to water the Story of Bottled Water. Short film description: Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half abillion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industries attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.
Read more on events happening around the world by checking out the the United Nations International Year of Cooperation website.