Vermont to Turn on the Tap
The state of Vermont celebrated World Water Day on March 22 by presenting a big change to government buildings throughout the state. Officials announced a new plan to completely eliminate the purchase of water bottles in many state buildings and to sharply reduce it in others, calling the use of taxpayer dollars going to bottled water a waste. Vermont joins other states, such as New York and Illinois, in the move to cut down on unnecessary purchases in this tight economy. The Statehouse cafeteria, which is run by a private vendor, will still sell bottled water, but most state buildings where there is clean, drinkable water available will no longer be carrying them. Read more.