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Sundance Goes Green With Reusable Water Bottles

Though most of us aren't lucky enough to attend the Sundance Film Festival, we've probably all been to events that hand out hundreds and hundreds of plastic water bottles. Last year, Sundance alone gave out 50,000 single-serve bottles, most of which just end up in landfills.

So for the 2009 festival, which kicks off this Thursday, Sundance is partnering with an organization called FilterForGood, which is devoted to reducing bottled-water waste. Instead of wasteful one-off containers, festivalgoers will get free reusable water bottles provided by Nalgene, which they can then refill at Brita-sponsored water stations.

I've had a reusable water bottle for a while now, but if you haven't gotten one yet, you can visit FilterForGood's site and make a pledge to switch. The site also sells FilterForGood-branded bottles that let you support the cause. Don't worry: They're BPA free!

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dtimm dtimm 8 years
This is a sham and an obvious case of greenwashing. Just because you over pay for a plastic bottle, does not mean you are a good person and the world will suddenly shed its problems. 1. Nalgene bottles are bad. They are made from Tritan plastic, and, Nalgene is most famous for creating plastic restraints to hold animals during lab tests. Nalgene bottles still leach chemicals into the water. 2. Look at who this FilterForGood site is partnering with: Crap, oops, I mean Crystal Light. Crystal Light? Chemicals, coloring, MSG, and flavoring in a package. Are people stupid? Why would you think it is first healthy to drink plain water, and then add horrible chemicals, colors, and flavors to it? I bought a water bottle at, and I fill it with plain water, no crap, and it's stainless steel, not plastic, tritan, or the wave of the day. I also recycle, plant trees, clean up other people's trash along the road, and I work in a lab actually looking for ways to help the world.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well this sounds like a good change in direction - and knowing that a lot of folks tend to follow in the footsteps of celebs - this could be a great way to raise awareness of the need to 'reuse'!
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 8 years
I think that it is great that all these celebrities and film industrial events are using their fame for not just promoting themselves, but also for promoting many great causes. I think that is awesome and I hope that people will fall under their lead.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
That is awesome! I love my Nalgene. Well, Nalgenes. I think there's a good 6 or 7 floating around the house.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
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