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Copy of Take Back the Tap

Fall 2012

Sarah McNeill

on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of Copy of Take Back the Tap

at CMU Take Back the Tap A national Food and Water watch campaign to end the sale of bottled water on college campuses around the country. Without water there is no life. Access to clean water is a basic human right! -1.7 billion people lack access to clean water
-2.3 billion people suffer from water born diseases each year
-the number one cause of infant mortality in the world is unavailable clean drinking water 5th semester at CMU
dedicated environmental leaders
promote sustainability awareness Corporations should not own water Bottled water was a 15 billion dollar industry in 2010.
It is estimated it would cost 13 billion dollars to provide clean and accessible water to the entire world. WELCOME TO ICE MOUNTAIN!!! Nestle operates out of Mecosta county
Pumps 210 million of freshwater a year
Sells water for about $10/gal in 20oz bottle form By buying reusable water bottles, you are supporting businesses that promote sustainable lifestyles! If you bought a bottle of water out of a vending machine for 5 days a week, for each week of the semester, that would cost you: Personal Cost $120 a semester One Take Back the Tap water bottle costs $5 and could last you a lifetime Your Health No expiration date
P.E.T. releases chemicals into the water
BPA has been linked to autism By drinking tap water from a reusable bottle, you limit your exposure to these harmful chemicals! Environment 86% of water bottles
are never recycled The amount of oil used to
make bottled water could
fuel over a million cars
each year. It takes 700 years for plastic to decompose 120 grams of green house gases are produced by a single water bottle Come join the movement! 7pm - Tuesdays
Brooks 201 Who are we? What we do! Fundraise
Petitions Want to get involved? So what? Thank You!!! Questions/Comments? Visit us at: facebook.com/ttbtcmich
Tweet us @ttbtcmich
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