How to Boycott the Bottle
This instruction will guide you to organize a successful water bottle boycott at school or in the workplace.
I even included my order template and you can even see my aluminum water bottle logo and source.
Please contact me first if you would like to use my logo-
I drew it myself!
You can\'t do it alone.
You need help recruiting some students, friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc.
But you need to do some planning and brainstorming to combine your ideas so you have a great opportunity to sell.
You want them to be as excited as you are.
You need to figure out exactly what you want to do and why you want to do it.
The good news is that you are doing it now!
What I did was to use the information I found on the website to prepare a publicity campaign for the kids I led the club.
The site also has a lot of ideas and materials that you can use, but I decided to do our own event instead of going to a big one because I wanted it to have local features.
I would also like to make a profit from our bottles so that we can pay for the tap water filter.
So I found our own bottle source and designed a unique logo for them.
When you recruit people for your career, you flood them with too much information.
They did not want to recite twenty points of conversation.
I think we can do it. They are:1.
Water should be free and safe.
In our school, we want the tap water filter so that students can get free and safe tap water in the school.
Proceeds from the sale of our water bottles will be provided free of charge to all students with water filters to fill them with water bottles. 2.
Bottled water companies fool people into thinking tap water is not safe.
Well-known beverage companies undermine our belief in public water safety by convincing us that bottled water is safer, cleaner or healthier than a faucet.
However, more than 40% of commercial bottled water comes directly from the tap. 3.
Buying bottled water is a waste of our planet\'s limited natural resources. Most single-
The use of water bottles will eventually be landfill and will never be recycled.
Last year, the United States consumed 17 million barrels of oil to meet demand for bottled water in the United States.
This has led to our dependence on foreign oil and air pollution. 4.
Aluminum water bottles are safer than plastic.
Reusable plastic water bottles promote the growth of bacteria.
In addition, plastic bottles degrade over time, releasing chemicals that some people think are harmful to health.
Cleaning, microwave and heat stored in a hot car can speed up this process.
Our bottles are made of recyclable aluminum, epoxy
Coating inside and outside, never need to be replaced.
Now that you have a plan, bring someone together to help you with your leg work.
My favorite helpful helper is my school.
I always try my thoughts on the kids who lead the club first.
We then formed a separate subcommittee and called it the Earth Day Committee.
We plan to deliver the bottles by the end of April, so working around Earth Day works well, but you can do so at any time of the year.
You would like to meet up no more than one day a week and then try to keep the project at 6 to 8 weeks.
People don\'t usually mind helping on projects, as long as they don\'t need to do too much work or take too much out of the calendar.
I found that the 30-minute meeting was long enough.
Many of your committee members will love these tasks, so be sure not to tire yourself out and do it yourself: 1.
Design a logo or come up with a theme or something that people will remember and recognize.
We start with these license plates with the slogan \"text message language\" or what you call it when you type on your phone. (-;
We voted on which one represents our goal.
Another popular thing is \"h82 waste\", but we ended up choosing \"back 2 tap\" because we really felt that the filter on the sink was an important part of our activity. 2.
Find Cheap sources for water bottles.
I ordered our from here and they even put our logo on the water bottle.
Don\'t forget that you will want to get the funds before you actually buy!
Also figure out how many water bottles you can sell and how much you need to sell to maintain the water filter.
Here\'s a small question.
We were a very small school so we bought 150 bottles initially and had three sinks to keep the filter.
If we make a profit of $2 per bottle, it will be enough to pay for the water filtration replacement that our primary school students need for their bodies.
We chose the sinks in the science classroom because every child learns science and these sinks are being monitored throughout the day.
By the way, science teachers all agreed to install filters on their taps! 3.
Get funds for your initial purchase of water bottles.
If you really have a budget and money in it, that\'s fine.
We advertised our principal and she asked us to borrow money from our leadership fund and we convinced her that we would sell a lot of water bottles to repay the account.
However, before you try to do this kind of stadium, you should have each of your ducks in a row.
You need to know how much money you need, how fast the recycling is, who will manage it, whether you get the consent of the person in charge to install the faucet, etc. . .
If you have students involved, make sure your role play and practice first. 4.
Make posters hanging in places people will see.
Add an add-on to any content sent in the weekly memo or organization.
Call the newspaper and let them know what you are doing.
You will be surprised how many people will give you free things or money just because you told them.
Try PTA, shops selling water filters, local government, local businesses, etc.
Make an order form for your committee members to collect orders.
You can wait for your bottle to start selling, or you can sell it in advance as we did.
Each student gets: 1.
A table summarizing the key points of the conversation. 2.
An envelope for collecting money. 3.
If they sell a minimum number of bottles, the promise of free water bottles.
When the bottles come in, make sure they are delivered to the right person.
Hope to leave some more.
We plan to hold a large exhibition and event in the cafeteria on Earth Day.
We will have a blind taste.
Test bottled water and tap water and issue prizes to students using the back 2 tap water bottle that day.
We will also sell the remaining bottles and maybe order more advance payment for the next batch.