Monday, November 12, 2012

The Story of Bottled Water - A Short Video

This short video will only take up 8 minutes of your time but can have a lasting effect on your actions. If you drink bottled water please ask yourself why it is that you prefer bottled water over tap. Does it really taste better? Is it actually safer or healthier? Is it really that convenient? Is it worth the high cost and the pollution?

In an effort to reduce the consumption of bottled water, HI-Chicago will be starting an aluminum water bottle give-away beginning this week.  To participate simply stay updated on our blogs and answer one question regarding the blog posted that week. For more information please speak to our staff at the information desk located on the second floor of the hostel (Limit: 1 bottle per guest).

The Story of Bottled Water (2010)

By Annie Leonard

“ The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.”

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