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Tell Your Governor to Think Outside the Bottle

Tell Your Governor to Think Outside the Bottle

    1. Petition by

      Corporate Accountability International

State governments are spending millions of taxpayer dollars each year to buy bottled water. Be it water coolers by the copier or plastic bottles at state events, our elected leaders are choosing the bottle over the tap.

Wouldn't you agree that this sends the wrong message? After all, about half the time bottled water comes from the very same source as the tap. What’s more, the tap is more highly regulated for quality and safety.

We've made great progress working with New York, Colorado and Illinois: all have cut the flow of taxpayer dollars to bottled water. And more than 1,200 cities from Boston to St. Louis to San Francisco have resolved to end spending on bottled water. Now it's time for our governors to do the same.

Every governor is looking for ways to cut state spending. Now is the time to remind them of the simple solutions that are good for our pocketbooks, environment and public water systems.

The industry promotes bottled water in ways that undermine public water, and does everything it can to keep  government contracts. But, while spending scarce dollars on bottled water is a sinkhole, every dollar invested in the tap generates six for the national economy at large.

It is time to restore the nation's confidence in the tap.  Please send an email to your governor urging him/her to Think Outside the Bottle.




Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
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    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Environmentalists speak out in Maryland against state spending on bottled water:

    5. Reached 200 signatures
    6. Has Your Governor Kicked The Bottle Yet?

      Walk into any state government office across the country and odds are you'll find bottled water a staple of the conference room.  Despite the fact that bottled water is more expensive and a greater health risk (it is less-regulated) than tap water,...

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. Progress! Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced yesterday that Vermont will join Colorado, Illinois, New York and cut spending on bottled water. Keep signing the petition. 46 more states to go!

    9. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lisa Irene PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      One time use plastic bottles boggles my mind when we have perfectly good tap water available pretty much everywhere. The waste of packaging water and shipping water is down right nonsense. We are allowing industry to then come in and sell water back to us at an astronmical rate. Also why are we jeopardizing the security of an essential resource by letting corporations control the resource. Open your eyes! Say no to bottled water! I beg you to watched Tapped the movie and become educated on this issue. Some cities in California are moving today becoming bottle free...this should be our future.

      • over 3 years ago

      Some basic facts about bottled water: http://www.onlineeducation.net/bottled_water

    • Max Waller PACOIMA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Tax cuts for corporations and rich have only made few people wealthy on planet Earth. Some receive subsidies when they have the money.

    • Joan Kuehn GLENVIEW, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Let's stop all the plastic bottles that pile up that people just throw away anywhere. It's clogging our lakes, rivers and oceans.

    • Laura Schlegel CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      We need to push for sustainable habits from the top down, bottom up and all around!


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