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West Michigan Environmental Action Council Hosting "Tapped" the movie.

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On Thursday, February 11 at 6:30pm the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will be hosting a screening of Tapped at the Wealthy TheaterTapped is a film by Stephanie Soechtig who worked on the Planet Earth series. It is produced by the same producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A.

Tapped is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. It attempts to answer the question of how accessible drinking water is; is it a basic human right or a product like any other article of business?

This documentary follows the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unsuspecting chips on the table. The movie paints a portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry. Tapped features the individuals caught at the crossroads of big industry and the public’s right to clean water.

“As citizens of Michigan it is up to us to protect one of the world’s greatest freshwater sources, the great lakes. This movie will help us better understand our role in this increasingly relevant issue of water rights," said Rachel Hood, WMEAC's executive director. “We hope it motivates people to get active and inspired to grow their commitment to our waters and the environment to increase sustainability for future generations.”

Disclosure: Michael Tuffelmire is a member elect on the board of Directors for WMEAC.

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