Drinking Water Week
The City’s Be Smarter, Drink Water Campaign
collaborated with the project’s two pilot schools, Peres and Chavez Elementary Schools, to promote and educate kids on tap water’s safety and health benefits during national Drinking Water Week. A highlight of the program was working with young people, led by an EBMUD water quality manager, to build their own water filtration systems and learn hands on how our high quality water is transported and cleaned. The Be Smarter, Drink Water Initiative will include installation of “hydration stations” to fill reusable water bottles at schools and other community sites among other activities to increase knowledge and accessibility to clean, healthy tap water.
Drinking Water Week is being promoted through the Be Smarter, Drink Water Campaign, a collaborative initiative between the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services and Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative.
Food Justice Film Series: Tapped
In the spirit of Drinking Water Week, the Richmond Food Policy Council's monthly Food Justice Film Series presented Tapped. This timely documentary is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. Tapped is a behind the scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: water.
Please check back as the Richmond Food Policy Council announces its next monthly installment.
Building Healthy Communities in Richmond
ObamaCare: What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean For You?
The City of Richmond, Community Clinic Consortium and LifeLong Medical Care co-hosted a workshop to provide residents with information about the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. At the workshop, residents had an opportunity to learn and ask questions about: