The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Things About Bottled Water

The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Things About Bottled Water

Why is bottled water so expensive? That’s the question business editor Derek Thompson of The Atlantic started with. His answer points repeatedly to how much more efficient tap water is, both for our wallets and the environment. Check out the stunning facts he revealed below, and the video from The Atlantic’s “Economics in Plain English”… Read more »

This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

Planning a trip to the beach or Yosemite this summer? Keep the focus on enjoying these outdoor treasures – not polluting them – and take the pledge to ditch plastic bottled water by drinking tap water from refillable bottles instead. But even if you remember to plan ahead, bottled water is still readily available to… Read more »

New phone application maps public drinking water fountains

New phone application maps public drinking water fountains

The Ecology Center has long been committed to educating the public about the hazards of drinking from plastic water bottles. Not only do one-time use plastic bottles create waste, they can also leach chemicals into the drinking water. East Bay residents transitioning away from bottled water might find the Ecology Center’s fact sheet on water… Read more »