Take the pledge and exchange your empty disposable plastic water bottle for a reusable stainless steel bottle!
The award-winning documentary Tapped continues their eco-aggressive 30- day/30-city cross country tour to get Americans “Off the Bottle.” They’re in Atlanta tomorrow and will make their way to Chicago by Friday, April 16th (Loyola University, Downtown Watchtower Campus) … I cannot wait!! Track the Tapped truck online!
Tapped’s Producer Sarah Olson and Director Stephanie Soechtig have taken their mobile showroom on the road, collecting pledges from people to reduce their bottled water use and trading empty plastic water bottles for reusable stainless steel bottles. Their mobile translucent recycling container started its journey in Los Angeles with an empty cabin that will be filled with the public’s empty water bottles by the time the team ends up in New York City on Earth Day (April 22nd, 2010).
Director Stephanie Soechtig says about the tour, “1,500 bottles of water end up in landfills every second – that’s 30 million bottles of water a day! We wanted to show people just how much waste is generated by bottled water – so if that means we have to drive city to city to get the point across than that’s what we’ll do!” Enough to circle the equator every few days. That’s just insane.
The Tapped website features celebrity guest columns by Ed Begley Jr and David de Rothschild, a public service announcement by Grammy Winner Jack Johnson, and daily videos and bonus clips from the film.
From Atlanta, the tour continues to Nashville, TN (April 14th), Bloomington, IN (April 15th), Chicago, IL (April 16th), Goshen, IN (April 17th), Washington, DC (April 19-20) and New York City (April 21-23nd).
Here’s the trailer, in case you haven’t seen it.
What’s this movie about? From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chips on the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public’s right to water.
Purchase the DVD and Tapped will donate 10% to a water charity. Then loan it to friends, co-workers, neighbors, family to help spread the word: Water is a right.
If you plan to make the Chicago screening, let me know! Bring the whole family!
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