Nestlé is about to drain a fragile spring in Florida -- all to churn out millions of plastic bottles of water.
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’ 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, the company that will pump water for Nestlé gets to drain all that water -- 1.1 million gallons a day -- for a one-time fee of just $115.
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 sucking streams dry in 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.
390,000 SumOfUs members like you forced government officials in British Columbia to review laws that let Nestle plunder water for pocket change.
You also helped save a small Michigan town from bankruptcy when it sued Nestlé for destroying their local waterways.
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.
Desert Sun. 13 June 2019.
The Guardian. 26 August 2019.