Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NATIONAL Shout-Out For Brooklyn Green Team!

In today's newsletter of www.stopglobalwarming.org (for which you visit and join the virtual march in the fight against global warming) they included the Brooklyn Green Team! They were inspired by our announcement and YOUR participation in the three-month No Disposable Water Bottle Challenge. Here is what they had to say:

February 12, 2008
Inspired by our friends at Brooklyn Green Team, who are running their own "No Disposable Water Bottle Challenge," we would like to challenge our virtual marchers to give up disposable water bottles. Start with a commitment not to purchase any plastic bottled beverages between now and Earth Day (April 22).Every year, Americans throw away over 22 billion plastic bottles, the majority ending up in landfills. Across the country, only 10 percent of plastic water bottles are recycled, says a report from the New York state Department of Conservation. Bottle production requires millions of barrels of oil, and the bottles create toxic air pollution as they are incinerated with regular trash. As the Brooklyn Green Team puts it, it's time for us all to "kick the disposable lifestyle."

How Exciting! Please email BGT at brooklyngreen@gmail.com and write SIGN ME UP! to join the challenge.


Torrey said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Check out this website I made after I got fed up with the American's disgusting plastic waste habit: http://www.sdsurfeco.com/reuserev/index.htm

Anonymous said...

Great challenge! We have the same feeling - we similarly challenged our children and their sport teams! We handed them each a personalizable Swellz TapSack last fall. It was great - no more plastic water bottles left all over the field at the end of the day. Check out our website - it is a great product to meet the Brooklyn Green Team challenge. Carry your own tap water in a swellz...Live well, drink often!


Anne said...

i saw you guys in there! congratulations for your work and the recognition!

Go Brooklyn!!