Life as we know it depends on water. Yet, we often take it for granted. The convenience of having 24/7 access to clean water can come at a price. Did you know that bottled water costs on average 10,000 times the cost of tap water?
Every time we take a drink of water, we have an impact on the environment—whether we choose to drink water from the tap, or from a fountain or bottle, our actions have impacts. Drawing on fuels to transport bottled water is an extravagant use of energy, while the bottles themselves are an ever-increasing pollutant. What can you do?
Students all over the country have already joined the Anti-Bottle movement and created dozens of other projects to clean up what comes out. The Out the Spout Action Guides and related lesson plans, videos, and other resources will highlight some of those projects, as well as shine light on some of the most important water quality issues. Take a look.
Out the Spout
Drinking where you live, even on the go, is an important way to protect water resources in parts of the world where they are threatened, and to protect yourself from potentially harmful chemicals. Worried that there might be more coming out of your spout than water? Bottled water is not the answer. Use this Action Guide to learn why filtered tap water is always best, and how you can become part of the Anti-Bottle movement that is helping people kick their plastic water bottle habit while raising money for water projects in your own backyard.