Elly Adeland, Calgary Herald: Bottled water rule at Folk Fest hits just the right note
Congratulations to the Calgary Folk Festival for their progressive action to go bottled water-free and support public tap water.
The Folk Festival is a leader in music and now a Canadian leader in water justice initiatives.
Communities across Canada have been working to enhance their local environment, to reduce waste and protect their water resources by phasing out the provision and sale of bottled water.
To date, 85 municipalities, 13 campuses and eight school boards have voted in resolutions and developed policies to take action on bottled water and promote the use of public tap water.
The Calgary Folk Festival recognizes the need to protect water for people, not for profit.
The question is: Will other summer festivals follow this groove?
Elly Adeland, Ottawa Elly Adeland is campaigns co-ordinator for the Polaris Institute.