Youth Media Collaboration
Campaign partners collaborated with the RYSE Youth Center to create a Be Smarter Drink Water video showcasing the public’s overuse and reliance on plastic bottles. The video promotes drinking tap water, which has more quality regulation and comes from some of the purest sources in the Bay Area. See for yourself!
Is Tap Water Safe to Drink?
Richmond and many East Bay cities receive fresh, clean water from a protected watershed in the Sierra Nevada.
Scientific studies show bottled water is not safer than tap water.
Almost half of bottled water comes directly from the tap.
25 billion plastic water bottles are landfilled or littered each year - and there is no need to use them!
Provide insightful education into water systems, personal and public health
Engage local students, families and community members with the 30 Day Challenge competition
Facilitate a new culture around drinking water and healthy habits
Be Smarter, Drink Water will:
Integrate school curriculums with relevant educational material
Update water infrastructure free of charge at local schools and community centers
Provide compliance with state mandate SB 1413 to provide free water & cohesion with WCCUSD Strategic Plan
Lead the community in the 30 Day Challenge to only drink water as their beverage of choice for 30 days.
Distribute over 5,000 reusable water bottles
Can you go 30 Days? Try the 30 Day Challenge! The benefits of tap water are clear - see how water can change your mood, body and wallet! Try the 30 Day Challenge to drink tap water and give up sugar sweetened beverages. At the end of the 30 Day Challenge, please contact Tana Monteiro, YES Community Wellness Coordinator, at 510.232.3032, for a chance to win a prize.