Join us in reducing the amount of plastic in our landfills and oceans. Whenever possible, we are now using extended-life, refillable water bottles instead of purchasing bottled water. Think of this: if you use 2 bottles per day x 7 days x 52 weeks that amounts to 728 bottles per year. We were actually using more than that. We calculate that between the two of us we used about 2500 per year. That is a huge amount of bottles!
This post marks the beginning of our Watershed - Campaign for 1000. Our goal is for 1000 people to join us. If we achieve this goal it could mean that anywhere from 700,000-1,000,000 bottles per year do not enter our landfills and oceans. End to end that is a string of bottles 100 miles (160 Km) long.
If you would like to participate, here is what you must do - commit to use a high-quality, reusable beverage bottle instead of purchasing water (and whenever possible other beverages) in disposable plastic bottles. Please email us your first and last name at firstname.lastname@example.org when you have begun and we will add it to the list below.
Some Helpful Suggestions:
- Make sure your bottle is high quality and does not leach chemicals or petroleum byproducts into your water or beverage. One brand that we really love is SIGG. Another great brand is Nalgene. We've heard that Primus makes a great stainless steel bottle, but we have not tried it yet. Whatever you buy, make sure that they are BPA Free.
- Purchase a home water filtration system. This can be as simple as a Brita pitcher. Fill your bottle from it. Before you know it, it will be second nature.
- You may want to have a few different bottles and some different sizes for the members of your family and for different uses - gym, work, purse, hiking, skiing, travel, etc.
Here's the List - Be the Next
5)Geert alias Jos Vermeulen
6)Julie Van Der Hooft-Vermeulen
11)Kitty Joe Ste-Marie
38)Tamara Kluger Jacobson
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