Marc Lefkowitz | 03/19/10 @ 9:43am
Sustainable Water 2019, a work group of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, is working with local partners to kick off a grassroots campaign entitled "Drink Local. Drink Tap." that encourages our region to recognize the abundance of clean drinking water that Lake Erie provides. The Work Group has reached out to the Waterband and the organizers of Earthfest 2010 to help promote tap water as the best choice of drinking water.
On March 22 they will celebrate local water in concert with World Water Day, a global water awareness campaign led by the United Nations, with a gathering at Trinity Cathedral at 9 a.m. and a performance by Waterband from noon to 1 p.m. at Star Plaza, Playhouse Square, Cleveland.
The 'Drink Local. Drink Tap.' Campaign will continue after World Water Day at three venues:
- On April 18, the 40th annual Earth Fest event at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Earthday Coalition will highlight the local water campaign by replacing bottled water with watering stations at this, the area's largest environmental gathering.
- NASA Glenn Research Center's Earth Day Committee is making "Drink Local. Drink Tap." a part of their Earth Month activities, and an ongoing outreach initiative this year.
- Sustainable Water 2019 is promoting the Cleveland International Film Festival's showing of "Colony" on March 25th and 28th. Film-goers are asked to bring their own reusable containers and to "Drink Local. Drink Tap." in an effort to celebrate World Water Day ? everyday.
For more information, about the Sustainable Water 2019 group, go here.