Description: “For all of those who are unfamiliar with the term “culling”, it is simply a less harsh term than the word “killing”. Usually culling is done in animal groups when there is overpopulation of a specific species. But now it’s you. It is our time to be “Culled”. It is known as “the thinning of the herd”. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” Is the first commandment of the Georgia Guidestones coming to fruition? Is the Great Culling being carried out now? For those who continue to not pay attention, you are the “Sheep” and you will be “culled”.”
Wanna watch the rest of this movie? Well, it’s not done yet. Donate to the filmmakers so they can finish it at thegreatculling.org
The Story of Bottled Water, employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over 5 minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.
The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.
According to a recent study in the Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine minority parents consume bottled water more often than white Americans and this has become a topic of discussion now. I wondered about these claims when I saw the post Why Minorities Love Bottled Water on theroot.com. Do minorities love bottled water? Who are we considering minorities? Continue reading →
Earlier this month some alarming questions were raised about where your money goes when you support Fiji Water. The water brand is the most popular imported bottled water to the United States and is a favorite among celebrities from Paris Hilton to President Barack Obama to Mary J. Blige, who demands ten bottles of the stuff before concerts.
The profit money from the product has been said to be funneled into the pockets of Fiji’s military dictatorship and the company’s practices are having a negative impact on the environment. So it’s a 2fer!
According to their website Fiji Water fires back at critics: “We strongly disagree with the author’s premise that because we are in business in Fiji somehow that legitimizes a military dictatorship. We bought FIJI Water in November 2004, when Fiji was governed by a democratically elected government. We cannot and will not speak for the government, but we will not back down from our commitment to the people, development, and communities of Fiji…
Detail at actual size: Plastic Bottles, 2007 by Chris Jordan
The photo above is by Chris Jordan. It is a close up of a photo that “depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.”
Why are plastic bottles in the news anyway?
Plastic bottles are everywhere in today’s society, but they were not just a few decades ago. Bottled water is an very popular product worldwide which is extraordinary considering bottled water as we know today didn’t exist as a product 30-40 years ago.
What’s wrong with plastic bottles?
They are everywhere now and don’t seem to be hurting anyone but their impact can be felt in many ways. Making the plastic bottle requires pollution producing energy. So does the rest of the packaging, shipping, shipping packaging and recycling. Many plastic bottles don’t end up recycled. Instead they are thrown in the garbage or somehow end up in the ocean, and even in the fish we eat. On top of that some plastic bottles contain harmful chemicals called BPA that leaves the bottles and gets into your drink.
What do these harmful chemicals do?
BPA or bisphenol A is considered an is an endocrine disruptor, meaning it messes up your hormones may be the cause of abnormal sexual development or even learning disabilities. This is of great concern for babies because BPA was found in many baby bottles. Continue reading →