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Today is Bottled Water Free Day, and CUPE members and their allies are organizing in their communities to eliminate the sale and distribution of bottled water in public spaces and institutions.

It’s easy to toast the value of public tap water by taking action on bottled water.

  • Take the tap water pledge
  • Make your workplace a bottled water free zone

CUPE is part of the Back the Tap coalition that’s promoting year-round activism that supports and promotes public drinking water systems. The coalition also includes the Canadian Federation of Students, Council of Canadians, Polaris Institute and Sierra Youth Coalition.

Student activists are leading the next wave of bottled water action – with CUPE support.

At UPEI, CUPE 1870 is helping organize an information table, along with other campus and community groups.

In Nova Scotia, high school students have joined the “Turn on the taps and ditch the bottle” coalition, which CUPE is an active member of. They are working to end the sale of bottled water in all Halifax Regional District School Board schools.

It’s a similar story across the country. We’ll publish the day’s highlights when Bottled Water Free Day wraps up.

Your local can get involved by visiting www.backthetap.ca, where you’ll find background, tools and information on events across the country

A growing number of campuses and municipalities in Canada are ending their use of bottled water - standing up for the environment and standing behind our public water systems.

What’s your local up to? Let us know, and we’ll tell your story!

Website: backthetap.ca

Facebook: Bottled Water Free Campuses and Communities

Twitter: @BackTheTap