Victory! Grand Canyon dumps bottled water
After thousands of us took action, Grand Canyon National Park has told Coca-Cola to take a hike and moved forward on the plan to stop the sale of bottled water at the park.
The Grand Canyon was never meant to be Coke’s concession stand, but that’s not how the bottled water giant saw it. When the Grand Canyon installed water-bottle refilling stations and was weeks away from implementing a policy to remove bottled water from park stores, Coke intervened and got the plan tabled.
But thousands of people spoke out against Coke’s attempt to set environmental policy at our national parks and we won!
Tell the National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis thanks for listening to our concerns and moving forward the plan to remove bottled water from the park.
Last November the New York Times exposed that the nation’s parks chief had abruptly tabled a plan to stop the sale of bottled water at Grand Canyon National Park. The reason: Coca-Cola, a major donor to the National Park Foundation, had complained.
Discarded plastic bottles are “the single biggest source of trash” found inside the canyon, according to the top parks official at the Grand Canyon and the architect of the plan.
Thanks to your action and the work of our allies at PEER, Change.org, 5 Gyres and others, thinking outside the bottle prevailed.
Show your support and sign the thank you card.
Thanks for all you do,