People across Canada will “Back the Tap” on Monday, March 18th, marking the fourth Bottled Water Free Day. Events are being held across the country highlighting the negative impacts of bottled water, and the need to defend public water resources and infrastructure from privatization.
Organized by CUPE, the Canadian Federation of Students, Council of Canadians, Polaris Institute, and the Sierra Youth Coalition, Bottled Water Free Day events will include the premiere of a new video on the importance of public water, and a series of documentary film screenings in communities and campuses across the country.
Started in 2010, Bottled Water Free Day is a response to the growing privatization and commercialization of drinking water by the bottled water industry. To date, nearly 100 municipalities, over two dozen university and college campuses, and countless workplaces have restricted the sale or distribution of bottled water.
For a full list of events visit backthetap.ca