Imagine you’re out for dinner at a nice restaurant. Your server greets you and fills up your water glass. It tastes refreshing and maybe a little lemony from the fresh wedges they threw in.
Would you refuse the water and ask for bottled water instead? Probably not. Seems like there could be a value to the ‘tap’ water you just received…
UNICEF figured out a way to make people think about how fortunate they are to access free, clean drinking water. The Tap Project operates by partnering with participating restaurants in cities across the United States who agree to attach a $1 suggested donation to restaurant tap water in an effort to raise money for clean water projects in countries where clean water is scarce.
Similarly, a project in Toronto called GREENtuity has also taken advantage of the $1 donation idea at restaurants.
GREENtuity – a tip to the environment, was a weeklong campaign during Earth Week (April 18 to 26) in Toronto. The aim of the campaign was to promote local businesses that support local artisans, fair trade goods and local food.
If you frequented one of their partner establishments, you would be encouraged to ‘leave a tip’ (greentuity) in support of the work of the Toronto Green Community, a grassroots environmental organization.
If you’re already treating yourself to a nice meal, chances are you can spare a dollar. What a clever way to capture our conscience and do the Earth some good!
Faites une différence et partagez ce truc écologique avec vos amis.