Are you concerned about the environmental impact that sales of bottled water have on our planet? Our committee is co-sponsoring a proposal which is on the agenda for the April 29 General Meeting, and we'd love it if you could come. We're last on the agenda, but come early for Agenda Item #2 also, which is a proposal for forming an official Bike Committee to improve bicycle parking (via valet bike parking), provide information and bicycle-related resources and products to members.
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
274 Garfield Place at 8th Ave. (Garfield Temple social hall)
Agenda Item #3: Bottled Water (55 minutes) Proposal:
Because selling bottled water violates our mission--polluting the environment and handing over public resources for private gain--we resolve to discontinue selling bottled water. Selling bottled water undermines support for and confidence in the public water system, which distributes our most precious common resource equitably. Plastic bottles pollute the environment, required oil and lots of water to produce and fuel to transport. They take up landfill space where toxins can leach into the water table. Selling bottled water allows corporations to exploit public resources for private gain. Bottled water is an unnecessary expense to the consumer. Unloading and schlepping bottled water is backbreaking work and shelf space could be better used.
"That the PSFC discontinue selling bottled water"
--submitted by Susan Metz, David Barouh, Lew Friedman