Backing the Tap Addresses the Negative Effects of Bottled Water
Celebrate World Water Week on Wednesday, March 23 by attending the “Backing the Tap in Concord and Beyond” event sponsored by Jean Hill and Jill Appel. The event will be held at the Harvey Wheeler Center in Concord. There will be two sessions: one from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the early-bird crowd and one from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the after-dinner crowd.
Denise Hart, New England Director, Food and Water Watch, will talk about the connection between bottled water and water privatization and what her organization does to assist local communities seeking local control of their water resources along with working for policy changes at the state and federal levels through their Take Back the Tap campaign. Barbara Clancy, National Office Coordinator for Alliance for Democracy, will share how their Defending Water for Life campaign worked with Barnstead NH to pass the first ordinance in the nation to prohibit corporations from taking town water for sale outside the town. John Stewart, National Campaign Organizer, Corporate Accountability International, will talk about his organization’s work with communities, colleges and universities, states and Congress in their Think Outside the Bottle campaign to reduce consumption of bottled water.
Find out how these organizations are making a difference and how our efforts in Concord will help. Take the “Taste Test” run by our high school volunteers to see if you can tell the difference between bottled water and tap water, and to find out which one you prefer! The event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Jill Appel at (978)371-7270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.