Lisa Madison

signed National Park Bottle Ban 2012-02-23 21:18:17 -0500
Now THIS is an issue I can get on board with. Just because the Grand Canyon is in the media doesn’t mean the rest of the parks shouldn’t be bottle free too!

One National Park saved, 55 to go!

DeliveryPicSm.pngWe won the fight against the sale of bottled water in the Grand Canyon. Now let's tackle the 55 National Parks that have yet to promise to go bottled water free! 

Join us in our quest to rid ALL of our National Parks of bottled water. We'll deliver your signatures to all 55 National Park Directors. Share this petition widely with anyone who you know who cares about the future of our nation's remaining wild & free land.

To: Regional Directors, National Park Service

On December 14, 2011, your headquarters received a memo from National Park Director Jon Jarvis outlining the Disposable Plastic Water Bottle Recycling and Reduction Program. The memo outlined the various steps that your park would need to take in order to eventually eliminate the sale of plastic water bottles in the park, drastically reducing plastic waste pollution and littering. We urge you to take the necessary steps to become bottled water free.

Sincerely,
Concerned National Park Supporters & Visitors

216 signatures

Coca Cola: Stop selling plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon!

Join us in telling the National Park Service that we won’t stand for big corporations calling the shots in our nation’s parks, especially when it comes to plastic pollution. Ban the sale of plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon!

To: Director of the U.S. National Park Service
From: Concerned citizens
Subject: Stop selling plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon!

The National Parks Service was weeks away from finalizing plans that would have eliminated the sale of plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon, a plan that is popluar with the people and good for the environment. $300,000 has already been used to develop a series of refillable water stations around the park for the Grand Canyon’s 5 million annual visitors.

Yet despite popular sentiment and significant investment, the National Park Service is scrapping these plans. Coca-Cola has expressed its “preference” for expanding recycling programs rather than implementing the ban on bottles because it cuts into their profits. The National Park Service's duty is to preserve and protect the Grand Canyon for the public and to serve its visitors. It's not to preserve the profits of a corporation.

We won’t stand for big corporations calling the shots in our nation’s parks, especially when it comes to plastic pollution. Reinstate the ban on selling plastic bottles in the Grand Canyon.

Sincerely,
Concerned citizens

323 signatures

signed Don’t Water Down the Clean Water Act 2011-10-07 10:59:41 -0400

Don’t Water Down the Clean Water Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill in July 2011 that puts the Clean Water Act in grave danger by eliminating federal oversight of water pollution limits and regulations.

We must act now to make sure this legislation does not pass the Senate. Sign your name below to oppose this absurd bill, and we'll deliver your comment to Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.

7 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 1,000 signatures

To: Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
Subject: Protect the Clean Water Act from H.R. 2018

I urge you to defeat The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018) and ALL dirty water bills when they reach the Senate, and NOT to support any other efforts to interfere with EPA’s duty to protect our water and our health.  This includes policy-riders and other language in spending bills that would restrict EPA’s duty to implement laws to protect our water.

H.R. 2018 takes away important federal government responsibility for cleaning up and protecting our precious water resources. For nearly 40 years, the Clean Water Act has been a cornerstone of environmental law, ensuring that ALL Americans have clean and healthy water.  The Clean Water Act gave the federal government this responsibility because state water-safety standards were ineffective.

The U.S. Congress should not interfere with EPA’s mandate to protect our water and should insist that EPA and other government agencies do everything in their power to protect the Clean Water Act, our communities, and our health.

Thank you for your leadership on this issue.


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published TAPPED Screenings 2011-07-20 16:22:18 -0400

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published Introducing Bullfrog Communities in Discussion 2011-07-19 16:29:59 -0400

Introducing Bullfrog Communities


Welcome to
Bullfrog Communities

We aim to energize change, and to help local activists broaden their reach.

  • We provide powerful films and all the support materials you need to create an effective community event.

  • We will send out strategic petitions, asking you to sign and send them on to your network, using the power of this medium on behalf of the people and the earth. These will be either national in scope — asking you to join an uproar of opinion, or very local — asking you to add your voice to attain a specific victory, which may provide a watershed — changing the mindset of the people empowered in a community, of multinational corporations' assumptions as to what they can get away with, and of politicians who notice the change in the wind.

  • We will provide a forum for sharing ideas that work and news that can inform action on an issue. We ask for your discussion, suggestions, feedback, and reports of successes in your community.
Please join. Let's see what we can accomplish together.



published Environment in Issue Areas 2011-07-05 18:09:49 -0400

published Bottled Water News 2011-06-21 15:44:46 -0400

published Join 2011-06-08 12:18:27 -0400

published Home 2011-06-07 18:25:00 -0400

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Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other? Bring TAPPED to your community and start a water revolution!

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"I knew bottled water was a social ill but I didn't know how damaging it was
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published About TAPPED 2011-05-26 21:52:00 -0400

About Tapped

Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other? From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car? and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the obscure world of the bottled-water industry — a mostly unregulated industry that privatizes our water and sells it back to us. From the production of plastic bottles to the ocean where so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary follows the machinations of the bottled-water industry and the communities affected. A powerful portrait of the lives damaged by the bottled-water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water.

There are two versions of this program on the same DVD: 75 and 54 minutes
Subtitled for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Stephanie Soechtig
Produced by Atlas Films
Co-Director Jason Lindsey
Writer/ Editor: Jason Lindsey
Producer: Sarah Gibs

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Bullfrog Communities provides a simple way for concerned citizens to stay informed about pressing issues:  water, economic justice, food, energy & climate change, immigration, and environment.  Join the ongoing discussion about issues that concern us all.  Educate and energize your local community using the unique power of film.

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published Discussion 2011-05-26 15:52:00 -0400