By Tim Saunders on
Trudie Styler is behind a new clean water campaign in South America.
Styler – who is married to musician Sting – recently visited natives in Ecuador whose water supply has been polluted by years of rainforest devastation at the hands of Chevron. She tells the story of this in a new film called Crude.
“These enormous water tanks will have purified water, because these are tropical areas and it rains every day,” she said. "For the first time in 35 years these people in the 1,700 square mile radius of this polluted land are having cleaner fresh water. This project will go on for a couple of years and we do need the public to help us, to contribute because these water tanks are $400 each; they’re robust and last about 15 years, so it’s the best alternative that they’ve got, quite frankly.
“This is my baby and I really want to follow it very carefully and make sure that we’re getting the tanks in on time.”
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