No water bottles for sale? No problem…

Still thinking of the recent Bioneers Conference…where you could buy all sorts of drinks from the food vendors.  But if you were looking to buy a plastic bottle of water — the ones sold it seems, at all other event venues — sorry, but not at this conference.

And it was a rather sunny, hot weekend.  What to do?

No worries, as there were carbon filtered water stations all over the place.  So, as long as you had your reusable water container, you could fill up —  for free — and eliminate the need to buy single-use plastic water bottles, and saving a lot of money in the process.

And of course, if you forgot your water bottle, or needed to buy one, there was the Klean Kanteen store, sellers of stainless steel, reusable water bottles, conveniently located next to one of the water station tents.

A few months ago, I posted an article about advertising campaigns by bottled water companies, focused on getting us to think that bottled water is somehow better for us. Click on the water bottle ad below or here to read.

It is so nice to see the opposite message at the Bioneers Conference…we don’t need overpriced, single use, plastic water bottles at these big events!

To learn more about how advertising campaigns manufactured a demand for bottled water….and got us to buy water that cost up to 2,000 times more than the water from our faucets, click on this link to The Story of Bottled Water.  (From the same group that brought us “The Story of Stuff”).

 

 

And to read about how to free your event from bottled water, visit the website www.foodandwaterwatch.org

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