Nestlé is about to suck a fragile spring in Florida dry -- all to churn out millions of plastic bottles of water a day.
Ginnie Springs is more than a fairytale-beautiful swimming hole. Its waters are the lifeblood of the Santa Fe River ecosystem, a haven for rare turtle species.
Now Nestlé wants to plunder Ginnie Springs’ publicly owned water and sell it back to taxpayers for a giant profit, creating mountains of single-use plastic in the process.
And even though Florida has spent huge sums to restore Ginnie Springs and the river it feeds, Nestlé gets to drain all that water -- 1.1 million gallons a day -- without paying a dime.
Right now local water officials are deciding whether to let Nestlé suck up the spring. They’re paying close attention to the public's growing outrage.
Local community groups are working tirelessly to protect this precious water source, but they need your help to make their demands impossible to ignore.
Tell Florida water officials: Protect Ginnie Springs from Nestlé’s greed.
Every gallon Nestlé plunders in Ginnie Springs is a gallon stolen from the region’s fragile rivers and wetlands. Nestlé claims it will be a responsible steward of the water -- but you and I know that promise is all wet.
For years, the corporation has been illegally sucking tens of millions of gallons from California’s San Bernardino National Forest, even through deep droughts. And in Canada, Nestlé is draining First Nations land while community members go without water for drinking and bathing.
We know we can win this.
Last year, SumOfUS members like you raised tens of thousands of dollars to help a small Michigan town fight Nestlé’s water greed. And communities in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have successfully stopped other Nestlé water grabs.
Don’t let Nestlé pillage community water and churn out more plastic garbage. Add your name to protect Ginnie Springs and the ecosystem it supports.