Put Down the Bottle and Celebrate World Water Day

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Today is World Water Day, a day that the United Nations would like people to focus on freshwater and finding ways to keep it that way. Activists with Corporate Accountability International will observe the day with a protest in Annapolis. The group’s main message to consumers: stop spending money on bottled water.

Nelly Baldwin, a spokeswoman with the group, says they are specifically requesting that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley cut state spending for water that comes in a bottle. Baldwin told the Baltimore Sun, it would reduce waste and focus spending on public water systems.

Among the speakers, the owner of a restaurant that stopped selling bottled water.

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