Two nights ago, I played a small part in making history, and, hopefully, in starting a new revolution.
Concord, Massachusetts, the town where I have lived for the past twenty-five years and where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in 1775, voted at our annual town meeting to approve Warrant Article 32 banning the sale, after January 1, 2013, of non-sparkling, unflavored water in single-serving (e.g. 34 ounces/1 liter or less) plastic bottles.
That my home town of Concord, Massachusetts voted to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles may not rival the original "shot heard ‘round the
world" at the Old North Bridge on April 19, 1775, but it may have sounded a clarion call to environmental arms.