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FREEDOM OF WATER:
WHAT WE LEARNED
A journey toward understanding and
action taken by
Tyvon Smith, Trey Albert, and Sam Ng
(All names are fictional; this is a SAMPLE of what a group of students could do for their final presentation)
Survey results:
• I drank bottled water
twice a week because
bottled water . . .
• tastes better.
• comes from springs
• is healthier.
• I paid $1 – 1.49/bottle
(usually).
Survey results:
• I drank bottled water
more than 1x/day
because bottled water . . .
• tastes better.
• is more convenient
• is cleaner.
• I paid more than
$2.50/bottle (usually).
Survey results:
• I drank bottled water once
a day because bottled
water . . .
• is more convenient.
• smells better.
• is healthier.
• I paid $0.50 – 0.99/bottle
The bottled water industry thrives
because of a
Who “NEEDS” bottled water?
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
YOU need bottled water, says the industry,
because . . .
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
YOU need bottled water, says the industry,
because . . .
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
YOU need bottled water, says the industry,
because . . .
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
And one more important thing the bottled
water industry wants YOU to believe:
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
Both of us (Trey and Tyvon) used to think bottled
water tasted better. We did our own taste test and
discovered we couldn’t tell the difference between
tap water and bottled water! We realized others had
done similar tests and had come up with similar
results.
Go to http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/atlanticcity_pleasantville_brigantine/atlantic-city-students-pick-tap-water-over-bottled-/article_04f4427e-74e1-11df-8352-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story for the rest of
the story.
I (Sam) bought into this
myth. Then we tested tap
water and bottled water.
Tap water turned out to
be just as clean and safe
as bottled water. I must
say, I was shocked.
.
http://www.ewg.org/reports/BottledWater/Bottled-WaterQuality-Investigation
http://www.allaboutwater.org/regulations.html
http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/water/
I admit it – I thought all bottled
water came from pure mountain
springs. The pictures on the
bottles got me! Turns out, I was
duped. While some bottled water
does come from mountain
springs, other bottled water
comes from the municipal tap.
Many companies won’t even
disclose the source of their water!
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/5467759/ns/today-food/t/your-bottledwater-coming-faucet/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/us/politics/09bottle.html
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
http://www.dasani.com/
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
Sadly, we were all duped by the claim that water bottles are
recycled. Yes, some truly are. But we learned that many empty
bottled water containers simply go to massive piles in places like
India. Maybe they will be re-used one day, but we think not.
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
First, we made a personal
commitment to stop drinking
bottled water. All three of us.
Next, after much discussion, we decided to begin
a campaign to raise awareness of the issues we
learned about (and have shared with you in this
presentation). Our campaign has three goals:
1.Reduce bottled water consumption in our
school by 75%.
2.Educate our community about the downside of
bottled water through public speeches and
posters.
3.Lobby national leaders to create legislation to
require true recycling of empty water bottles
and other plastics.
GOAL 1:
Reduce
bottled
water
consumptio
n at our
school by
75%
GOAL 2:
Educate our
community
about the
downside of
bottled
water
through
public
speeches
and posters
GOAL 3:
Lobby
national
leaders to
create
legislation to
require true
recycling of
empty water
bottles and
other plastics.
1.Make a personal commitment to stop drinking
bottled water.
2. Order a “STAMP OUT BOTTLED WATER” bumper sticker.
3. Visit our BLOG to read our reflections of our personal learning
journey. You will also find our persuasive essays and research
papers about bottled water linked to the blog.
4. Read our FEASIBILITY STUDY to see the process we took in
deciding our project.
5. View our PHOTOJOURNAL of our journey.
6. Add to our list of national leaders to contact regarding legislation
for true recycling; you may find the list on our BLOG, and add a
comment with your suggestions.
http://www.dimewater.com/water_coolers
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/
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