I love stories like this: small gesture=small local change=big environmental impact.  My friends in Mt Shasta who run the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine recently told me that the Ashland Co-op in Oregon had discontinued selling single sized water bottles. They are promoting their local tap water which is so good that it is actually bottled up and shipped to places like Texas. Such a simple act, but pretty radical by today’s standards. The co-op was prompted into action by one letter in their suggestion box: “The companies that bottle this water abuse privatized water sources and drain natural aquifers. The plastic bottles add toxins to local landfills as well as our bodies’. Beautiful, now to remember how powerful we can be. If you haven’t seen the documentary Flow yet, I would highly recommend it! Yes Ashland!!

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