Support Water Stewardship in the NWT The #loveNWTwater pledge was created by Ecology North in 2018 to raise support for water stewardship in the NWT. If you’re ready to start drinking moreNWT tap water or if you’re already a tap water advocate, take a stand, make a statement, andjointhe growing community of NWT water lovers today. Dropping the bottled water habit is better for your wallet, the environment, and your health.
"I pledge to support water stewardship in the NWT by choosing to drink NWT water over imported bottled water"
Get a reusable water bottle that you can fill with tap water and carry it with you. Bottles made from stainless steel, #2, #4 or #5 plastic or aluminium bottles are recommended as good environmental choices by Toxic Free Canada.
Fill a glass or filter style pitcher with tap water and store it in your home fridge. Most chlorine used to treat the water will dissipate within a few hours.
Use the drinking water fountain if one is available. If there isn't a drinking water fountain at your school, request that one gets installed. You can also get in touch with us for support!
Carry a reusable water bottle that you can fill from the drinking foundation or kitchen tap.
Organize a School Assembly to talk about the benefits of drinking NWT water, or a School Contest to challenge all students to bring their reusable water bottle.
Usetap water whenever it is available. Get a reusable water bottle that you can fill from the tap and keep it at your work area. Place a pitcher of tap water in the office fridge if you prefer.
If you are organizing catered meetings, specify that you do not wish to purchase bottled water. Instead, provide pitchers of tap water and cups.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Contact your local community government and ask how your community is phasing out the sale and use of bottled water. Share with them the NWT Healthy Communities Toolkit for their Drop the Water Bottle campaign.
Ask your local water treatment plant operator for atour of the facility to learn more about your local treatment system.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! Consider rallying your school, workplace, or community to sign the organization pledge.
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