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1 FREEDOM OF WATER: WHAT WE LEARNED A journey toward understanding and action taken by Tyvon Smith, Trey Albert, and Sam Ng (All names are fictional; this is a SAMPLE of what a group of students could do for their final presentation)

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3 Survey results: I drank bottled water twice a week because bottled water... tastes better. comes from springs is healthier. I paid $1 – 1.49/bottle (usually).

4 Survey results: I drank bottled water more than 1x/day because bottled water... tastes better. is more convenient is cleaner. I paid more than $2.50/bottle (usually).

5 Survey results: I drank bottled water once a day because bottled water... is more convenient. smells better. is healthier. I paid $0.50 – 0.99/bottle

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7 The bottled water industry thrives because of a Who “NEEDS” bottled water?

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9 YOU need bottled water, says the industry, because...

10 YOU need bottled water, says the industry, because...

11 YOU need bottled water, says the industry, because...

12 And one more important thing the bottled water industry wants YOU to believe:

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15 Both of us (Trey and Tyvon) used to think bottled water tasted better. We did our own taste test and discovered we couldn’t tell the difference between tap water and bottled water! We realized others had done similar tests and had come up with similar results.

16 Go to city_pleasantville_brigantine/atlantic-city-students-pick-tap-water-over-bottled-- /article_04f4427e-74e1-11df cc4c002e0.html?mode=story for the rest of the story.http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/atlantic- city_pleasantville_brigantine/atlantic-city-students-pick-tap-water-over-bottled-- /article_04f4427e-74e1-11df cc4c002e0.html?mode=story

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19 I (Sam) bought into this myth. Then we tested tap water and bottled water. Tap water turned out to be just as clean and safe as bottled water. I must say, I was shocked I (Sam) bought into this myth. Then we tested tap water and bottled water. Tap water turned out to be just as clean and safe as bottled water. I must say, I was shocked.

20 Quality-Investigation

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24 I admit it – I thought all bottled water came from pure mountain springs. The pictures on the bottles got me! Turns out, I was duped. While some bottled water does come from mountain springs, other bottled water comes from the municipal tap. Many companies won’t even disclose the source of their water!

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31 Sadly, we were all duped by the claim that water bottles are recycled. Yes, some truly are. But we learned that many empty bottled water containers simply go to massive piles in places like India. Maybe they will be re-used one day, but we think not.

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34 First, we made a personal commitment to stop drinking bottled water. All three of us.

35 Next, after much discussion, we decided to begin a campaign to raise awareness of the issues we learned about (and have shared with you in this presentation). Our campaign has three goals: 1.Reduce bottled water consumption in our school by 75%. 2.Educate our community about the downside of bottled water through public speeches and posters. 3.Lobby national leaders to create legislation to require true recycling of empty water bottles and other plastics.

36 GOAL 1: Reduce bottled water consumptio n at our school by 75% GOAL 2: Educate our community about the downside of bottled water through public speeches and posters GOAL 3: Lobby national leaders to create legislation to require true recycling of empty water bottles and other plastics.

37 1.Make a personal commitment to stop drinking bottled water. 2.Order a “STAMP OUT BOTTLED WATER” bumper sticker.STAMP OUT BOTTLED WATER 3.Visit our BLOG to read our reflections of our personal learning journey. You will also find our persuasive essays and research papers about bottled water linked to the blog.BLOG 4.Read our FEASIBILITY STUDY to see the process we took in deciding our project.FEASIBILITY STUDY 5.View our PHOTOJOURNAL of our journey.PHOTOJOURNAL 6.Add to our list of national leaders to contact regarding legislation for true recycling; you may find the list on our BLOG, and add a comment with your suggestions.BLOG

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