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Bottled Water Obsession: screen capture by Art Oglesby from
Bottled Water Obsession: screen capture by Art Oglesby from fora.tvCourtesy ARTiFactor
Listen to Peter H. Gleick explain the connections between water and human health, the human right to water, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization and international conflicts over water resources.
Here is a link to his concluding statements about The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water (3min)
Here is a link to the whole presentation (52min)

[It's Blog Action Day 2010, and this year's theme is water.]


Danny told me so.

Bottled water: Photo by Dannyman
Bottled water: Photo by Dannyman
I saw this photo on dannyman's website.. He was illustrating that he refills his collection of bottles with tap water and that he thought bottling water in New Zealand and transporting it to North America was immoral. This quote also made me think.

I read that San Francisco recently enacted a ban on spending any further money for bottled water by city departments–currently the city spends $500,000/year on bottled water.

Drink tap water and save $1400/yr.

If you drink 8 glasses of water per day your cost per year is 49 cents (in New York). Buying that water in bottles could cost you $1400. Americans spent more than $10 billion on bottled water last year. The cost to the environment needs to be addressed, too. Transporting a gallon of water from France to Chicago burns about a cup of petroleum. Four out of five of the 30 billion throwaway bottles of water per year end up in landfills.

We switched to tap water.

I noticed that my wife recently switched to drinking tap water cooled in our refrigerator. She still kept buying cans of carbonated water for me, though. Last month I made the switch, too. What about you?

Read more:
New York Times
ABC News