Courage Campaign in the News

(VIDEO) Reuters covers Courage Campaign protesters demanding Nestle halt water bottling in drought-hit California

Protesters demonstrate outside a Nestle bottling plant and deliver a petition demanding the company halt water bottling in in California, which is in the fourth year of a serious drought that has prompted the state's first-ever mandatory cuts in water use. Rough Cut (no reporter narration

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UPI: Protesters demand Nestle cease water bottling in California

Protesters delivered petitions with more than 500,000 signatures to Nestle in California demanding the company stop water bottling operations in the state wrought with drought.

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(VIDEO!) USA TODAY: Protesters want Nestle to stop bottling water in California

Protesters want Nestle to stop bottling water in California

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The Guardian covers Courage Campaign's protests against Nestle's California Water Bottling Operation

Petition carrying 500,000 signatures delivered to Sacramento and Los Angeles water bottling facilities as state suffers through fourth straight year of drought

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The San Francisco Chronicle talks to Dr. Paul Song on Governor Brown's Proposed Budget

Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the progressive Courage Campaign, praised Brown for “returning California’s budget to financial stability and fiscal sanity,” but called for the governor “to make even bolder investments in California.”

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The Contra Costa Times: Arrowhead springs, Nestle mountain operations affected by drought

Several weeks ago, the group — called the Courage Campaign — called for the State Water Resources Control Board to step in and close the bottling operations, with its executive director, Eddie Kurtz, saying packaging the water and selling it is not a good use of the state’s water. That call came on the heels of criticism across the state that Nestle and other big businesses in industries that tap the state’s water need to do more to cut back.

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San Jose Mercury News: SFPUC rules Candlestick Site Can't Use Recycled Water for Dust Control

Amid California's awful drought, news of Lennar's spraying of fresh water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir brought sharp criticism from groups such as the Association of California Water Agencies, Clean Water Action and the Courage Campaign.

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Al Jazeera America talks to Courage Campaign about Walmart California Water Bottling Facilities

More Californians are questioning why giant bottled-water sellers continue to tap the state’s dwindling water supply during the worst drought in state history and are pressuring big retailers to stop using the scarce resource. Courage Campaign, a non-profit online advocacy group, has collected more than 35,000 signatures to stop Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, from sourcing water for its Great Value brand from Sacramento’s water supply.

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The Sacramento Bee: Bottled water companies under fire amid California’s drought

Environmental groups have long taken aim at bottled water companies for contributing to the glut of plastic bottles that clog landfills, streams and waterways. Now, amid California’s drought, they’re looking at the water itself.

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The San Jose Mercury News talks to Courage Campaign about Corporate Water Waste at Candlestick Park

California's historic drought is so bad people are banned from even hosing dirt off their front steps, but as iconic Candlestick Park is being demolished, thousands of gallons an hour of drinking water -- fresh from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir -- are being dumped on the rubble to hold down dust.

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The Sacramento Bee cites Courage Campaign as Governor Brown unveils his revised 2015 budget

Here are some initial reviews of the governor’s revised spending plan Thursday

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The Los Angeles Times notes Moby's email to Courage Campaign members to Save California's Water

Thirsty foods: Musician Moby joined the Courage Campaign to ask Gov. Jerry Brown to “realign” the state’s water rights. For the campaign, that means cracking down on almonds, beef and alfalfa.

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GIZMODO covers Moby's email to Courage Campaign members to Save California's Broken Water System

While most celebs are making headlines in California’s drought for their unnaturally green and fragrant lawns, a few public figures have stepped up to offer real solutions for the state. William Shatner explained his enthusiastic if somewhat unrealistic plot to siphon water from Seattle. Now Moby’s issued his own idea to save California.

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Bloomberg News looks to Courage Campaign's reaction as Nestle Plans Ways to Save Water in California

“We shouldn’t be bottling water, and we should look at the other uses of water as well, like soda and certain crops, or the crazy amount of water that goes into watering golf courses,” said Eddie Kurtz, Oakland-based executive director at Courage Campaign, a non profit organization. Nestle is urging governments to improve aqueducts and reduce incentives to waste water. Big water users are likely to increase pumping if they expect mandatory cuts are coming, which is a counter-incentive, Lopez said.

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NBC News: Ban Bottled Water? Industry Scrutinized in Parched California

"In a historic drought like we are having, it just seems like a really, really poor use of a scarce resource," said Eddie Kurtz, the executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign which is petitioning the California Water Resources Control Board to immediately shut down Nestlé's water bottling plants.

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