As you may know, more and more national parks are standing up to bottled water corporations and going bottled water free, choosing to install sustainable bottle refilling stations instead. But recently, the Nestlé-backed International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) used its lobbyists to pressure Congress to include a provision in an appropriations bill aimed to prevent parks from bucking bottled water.
Call on the Parties to the UNFCCC to protect the UN climate talks and climate policymaking around the world from the influence of big polluters.
At an event it calls McTeachers Nights, McDonald’s has teachers “work” behind the counter of a local store and sell burgers, fries, and shakes to their own students. The burger giant uses these events to market its junk food to impressionable young students -- children the corporation hopes to turn into lifelong customers of its junk food brand.
Enough is enough. Tell McDonald’s to leave our schools -- and our children -- alone, and stop McTeacher’s Nights!
In the Philippines, where tobacco use kills 10 people every hour, Big Tobacco sits on the committee that implements tobacco control policies. This is an atrocious conflict of interest and the biggest impediment to realizing the lifesaving potential of the global tobacco treaty in the country.
Sign the petition below to encourage Members of the Philippine Congress to support a bill that removes this tobacco industry representative from the national tobacco control committee.
The World Bank has spent decades setting the stage for water privatization in Lagos, Nigeria, and now it's backing a bogus “stakeholder engagement process.” Instead of listening to what residents of Lagos want, it's trying to convince communities that privatization is the answer, bypassing the democratic process to benefit water corporations.
Send a message to World Bank leaders right now and tell them to listen to Lagos and stop the privatization of Lagos' water.
The House of Representatives just passed an amendment to an appropriations bill that would forbid the National Park Service from spending money to implement bottled-water-free policies. The Senate will consider National Park Service funding soon, and the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is already calling on senators to follows the House's bad example.