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Statement: Community says “No to Nestlé,” Victory Shows Power of the Grassroots

By Kristin Urquiza, Think Outside the Bottle Campaign Director http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/07/28-8

BOSTON – July 28 – After a year-long campaign, Friends of the Wacissa, Corporate Accountability International’s partners and campaign allies, are celebrating Nestlé’s abandonment of their plans to pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water a day from the Wacissa River. The food and beverage giant announced yesterday that it is giving up its attempts to bottle and sell water from Wacissa and leaving town for good.

Nestlé’s […]

Victory in FL! Friends of the Wacissa Protected Springs from Nestle!

Dear Friends and Protectors of the Wacissa River Springs,

Incredible news! Nestle Waters just announced that they will not pursue commmercial water extraction at Allen Spring on Wacissa River. Thank you, thank you for your steadfast efforts!

WFSU-FM 88.9 radio will likely have story in morning. Also check www.tdo.com

You can also read www.floridaenvironments.com

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More Nestle Hijinks: vote postponed on ordinance to protect water in Jefferson County FL

Update: Jefferson County Commission tables aquifer protection ordinance

by Jennifer Portman Democrat senior writer

A vote on an aquifer protection ordinance intended to protect the Wacissa and other area spring-fed rivers from private bottled water operations was tabled Thursday night by the Jefferson County Commission.

A decision on the proposed ordinance, which would require any […]

Florida Grassroots Group working to Stop Nestle from Pumping Water out of the Wacissa River

Jefferson County commissioners will take public comments and vote Thursday evening on a new Aquifer Protection Ordinance intended to help protect the Wacissa and other county spring-fed rivers from private bottled water operations.

The ordinance, which took months to draft, comes in the wake of prospective plans by Nestle Waters North America to pump water […]

Nestle Eyeing Bottling Plant Locations in Oregon

Nestle is looking for a location in Oregon to build a bottling plant. Here is the link to learn more:

http://www.nestlewaterspnw.com/projectOverview.aspx

Here is the link to Defending Water for Life’s Oregon website:

www.defendingwater.net/oregon

No to Nestle! Terri Swier representing Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

In this video, Terri Swier describes the battle between Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation and the local community, and Nestle Waters North America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB0e3_DABgk

What Really Happened In Mecosta County, MI? (Nestle Would Rather You Didn’t Know)

from StopNestleWaters.org, article by TC

Jim Olson is the environmental attorney who represented the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation in their six-year battle against a damaging Nestle Waters of North America water extraction operation.

This story has more twists and turns than a mountain road, but there’s a reason Nestle would like to pretend this […]

Nestle Workers Forced to Break their Backs before Getting Kicked to the Curb

This is a link to a up to date forum where Route Drivers share their experiences working for Nestle around the country. Here are people talking about working with no union, doing back breaking work, with hardly any advancement opportunities…

Reports on this forum are in stark contrast to the Nestle recruiting video that is […]

Bottled Water a Bust

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in Sustainable Maine

Bottled water then and now; that’s apple cider in the glass bottle.

by Steve Cartwright

When I was a kid, some upscale folks bought Poland Spring water in glass bottles to demonstrate their refined taste. Me, I just drank tap water. I mean, this wasn’t root […]

Activist Alert: Keep your eyes and ears open!!!

Nestlé Waters CEO Kim Jeffery is eyeing a bottle production plant for the East Coast. Report: Nestle Waters plans new plant Nestle Waters North America reportedly is interested in building a $30 million bottling plant at an unspecified location on the East Coast, which could produce some 40 million bottles from recycled materials annually. Stamford-based […]