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Find more information about tap water campaigns, water quality, water filters, health issues, sustainability, Pacific garbage patch, recycling, privatization of water, and watershed awareness.

Disposable Plastic Bottle Waste

Watch video – An Anthropologist’s View of Disposable Water Bottles
View Powerpoint – Water Disasters

Green Living

Read Blog

Health issues

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Public Health News Center on water bottles and bottled water:
www.jhsph.edu/publichealthnews/articles/2008/goldman_schwab_bpa.html
Physicians for Social Responsibility on safe drinking water:
www.psr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Safe_Drinking_Water_main
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/healthywater/index.htm

Pacific Garbage Patch

Algalita Marine Research Foundation: www.algalita.org

Privatization of water

Corporate Accountability International (CAI):

http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/water-campaign

Recycling

Container Recycling Institute (CRI): www.container-recycling.org/

Sustainability Information

Pacific Institute:
www.pacinst.org/topics/water_and_sustainability/bottled_water/bottled_water_and_energy.html.
Ask Pablo: askpablo.org/

Tap Water Campaigns

www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/take-back-the-tap/#documentContentwww.thinkoutsidethebottle.org/ Bottle Twaddle, Is Tap Water all Tapped Out?
www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=bottled-twaddle

Waste-Free Lunch

Back to School Lunchbox

Water Filters

National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) on drinking water and water filters:
www.nsf.org/consumer/drinking_water
Food and Water Watch: www.foodandwaterwatch.org/take-action/consumer-tools/choosing-a-water-filter
Consumer Reports (May 2007) on water filters:
www.consumerreports.org/cro/home-garden/kitchen/water-filters/water-filters-5-07/overview/0507_filter_ov.htm
Grist magazine: www.grist.org/advice/possessions/2004/05/04/mcrandle-bottled/index.html
Green Guide magazine: www.thegreenguide.com/reports/product.mhtml?id=23&sec=2

Water Quality

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): www.epa.gov/safewater/dwinfo/index.html
Environmental Working Group (EWG): www.ewg.org/tapwater/findings.php
National Resources Defense Council (NRDC): www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/qtap.asp

Watershed Awareness

Clean Water Action: www.cleanwateraction.org/
H2O for ME (Maine): www.waterdividendtrust.com
Great Swamp Watershed Association: www.greatswamp.org/