Thursday, April 1, 2010

No Fooling: Bottled Water is Bad for Mother Earth

Cate from Budget Confessions recently blogged about a new video, The Story of Bottled Water.

Could Pierre, a mysterious marketing guru in France, be the man behind the bottled water craze? Comedian Jim Gaffigan has some thoughts:
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No laughing matter: plastic water bottles and other single-serve containers by the river in Overpeck County Park in Leonia. Photographic proof of why I'm so passionate about this issue.

The Hackensack Riverkeeper's annual clean-up of Overpeck County Park is on Sunday, April 18th. Check out the full list of clean-ups. I've attended this clean-up the last two years and intend on being at this one. Join their e-mail list.

In related news: Shop at Whole Foods Market in Paramus, Ridgewood or Edgewater all day Tuesday, April 6th, and 5% of net sales will be donated to Hackensack Riverkeeper. Staff from the group will be on hand at all three stores throughout the day.

Also, every Tuesday in April at 7 pm, Whole Foods Market and the Ridgewood Library are presenting an environmental film series. Introduction by Captain Bill Sheehan at the last two.

April 6th: No Impact Man
Follow a Manhattan-based family as they abandon their high consumption lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

April 13th: Food, Inc.
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

April 20th: Tapped
The bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate and pollution.

April 27: End of the Line
A powerful film about one of the world's most disturbing problems – overfishing.

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