Earth Day is Every Day at Food & Water Watch!
Happy Earth Day, everybody! Every day is Earth Day for many of us. There are people out there who make a full-time commitment in the name of our good planet, to affect positive change within our communities, our cities, our countries and our world. This year, Food & Water Watch celebrates the activists and volunteers who invest their time, money and resources in an effort to continuously improve our relationship with the life-sustaining natural resources on which we rely.
Our Take Back the Tap campaign against the bottled water industry has recently made tremendous strides, and in the last year alone over 10,000 people have pledged to choose tap water over bottled water. For the first time since the bottled water sham was initially perpetrated on consumers, profits from bottled water sales have declined, demonstrating that people are no longer allowing themselves to be influenced by marketing and advertising when it comes to having a glass of water.
These victories are possible because of the ability to share ideas and information, and our activists are the ones behind the communication. More people are encouraged to question a company’s control over public resources, and our activists are the ones shining the light. Consumers are reinforcing their efforts to fight against the lack of corporate accountability, and our activists are the ones leading them into battle.
Throughout these Earth Day celebrations, we honor all environmental activists for their commitment to improving the planet, and for their diligence in engaging citizens to take action. Thanks for your hard work and dedication. Keep up the good work!