Tuesday, August 10, 2010
In addition to a Facebook group, there is now an online petition at Go Petition asking Ellen DeGeneres to cancel her contracts for bottled water, an industry that is damaging to people, animals and the planet.
Please sign the petition and share the link with others.
I do not criticize individuals for their personal plastic choices. But if you are a hugely influential celebrity encouraging your fans to buy single use plastics, that does deserve criticism.
It is especially distressing since Ellen's endorsement of vitaminwater zero goes against her public image as a charming, kind, generous and funny woman who is vegan and loves animals.
Ellen loves a good cause. Discouraging bottled water in single use plastic is an excellent cause.
As you know from my blog, single use plastic is the issue that gets me most. Plastic pollution is a blight that I see daily in my city environment. It is clogging our oceans, killing wildlife in large numbers, and making its way back up the food chain to us. But bottled water has a host of additional problems. Here are a few resources on bottled water, and why it is damaging to people, animals and the planet:
Bottlemania, by Elizabeth Royte
Bottled and Sold, by Peter Gleick
FLOW (For the Love of Water)
The Story of Bottled Water
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Natural Resources Defense Council
Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water
9 Reasons to Stop Drinking Bottled Water
A World of Reasons to Stop Drinking Bottled Water
Posted by Juli at 9:16 AM