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Everyone deserves clean water
Today is World Water Day. We should celebrate our access to clean drinking water and work to bring the same to the billions around the world who go without.
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:24 PM
Today is World Water Day
, an initiative born of the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. It's a day for those of us lucky enough to have access to clean drinking water to think about what we need to do to expand that access to the billions around the world who go without clean water or who have to endure long walks
to get it.
You have to hand it to the bottled water industry — they sure know how to market.
How else would you explain their success? They managed to convince a LOT of people that it's a good idea to pay 2,000 times more for their water because it comes in a plastic bottle. Bottled water costs more, tastes worse, and is actually less regulated than the water that comes out of your tap. It's nothing short of genius, in a kind of benignly evil sorta way.
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