Author Elizabeth Royte to give “Bottlemania” talk at Town Hall in Clinton about environmental impacts of bottled water

Environmental author Elizabeth Royte will be speaking about her book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It at Andrews Memorial Town Hall in Clinton, CT on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 7:00 pm.

Bottlemania is a book that looks beyond the environmental consequences of making, filling, transporting and landfilling billions of bottles, and examines the state of tap water today and the social impact of multinational companies sinking ever more pumps into tiny rural towns. Royte makes a case for protecting public water supplies, for improving our water infrastructure, and better allocating the precious drinkable water that remains.

Elizabeth Royte has written on science and the environment for Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, and she is the author of Garbageland: On the Secret Trail of Trash, and The Tapir’s Morning Bath.

This free event is part of Greening Our Valley, an initiative funded by the Middlesex County Community Foundation to promote environmental programs at libraries throughout Middlesex County.

More information can be found at http://www.greeningourvalley.org/.