CW4K is once again providing clean safe drinking water to over 400, 000 people in Zambia, Africa. Our partner organization, The Christian Calvary Missionary and orphanage in Mufulira, Zambia, will soon be pumping clean safe drinking water from a new well, something they are dying for lack of. This new well will also help provide irrigation for the Missionary’s farm that feeds the orphans, missionary inhabitants and needy people from Mufulira. CW4K needs to raise additional funds to complete this project and has embarked on a social media campaign asking people to donate or purchase CW4K premium glacier water. Visit www.facebook.com/cannedwaterforkids to learn more about donating to this project or see more photos.
The University of Tulsa Sustainability Committee was looking for a way to welcome students back on campus in a sustainable, thoughtful manner. We paired up with CannedWater Kids, and purchased aluminum bottled water to pass out to residents as they moved to campus in the summer heat!
CannedWater4Kids, a 501c3 nonprofit charity is an organization focused on bringing clean, safe water to children worldwide. Ensuring access to safe, clean water is critical. Not only is it essential for successful agriculture, food and energy production, it is a children’s issue because water is vital for healthy development and survival. CannedWater4Kids does this by tapping into the global can industry. Clean water, packaged in aluminum cans, has become their symbol and billboard for spreading the word while developing strong grassroots awareness and participation. CannedWater4Kids helps to dig wells, supply water storage containers, buy purification equipment and more for communities around the world who do not have basic access to clean drinking water.
Did you know that each of us in America uses about 80 gallons of water daily? That’s enough to sustain 16 African families for a day. In our homes, we go into the kitchen, turn on the faucet and drink clean, refreshing water – instantly. In contrast, a mother in Zimbabwe might have to travel miles in search of clean, drinkable water to save her baby. Americans are blessed with easy access to clean water, but that’s not the case worldwide.
Using aluminum cans is the most sustainable way to package individual containers of liquid. Americans recycled approximately 56 billion aluminum cans last year, increasing the recycling rate to 58 percent and saving the energy equivalent of 17 million barrels of crude oil, or nearly two days of all U.S. oil imports. Consumers recognize the value of infinitely recyclable aluminum cans – recycling is one of the easiest ways consumers can help reduce their environmental footprint. Consider:
- Cans have the highest recycling rate of any beverage container in the U.S., far higher than glass and plastic.
- The average aluminum can is made from 68 percent total recycled content, the highest of any beverage container.
- Cans provide long shelf life by protecting products inside from light, oxygen and other factors, which can affect taste and even product safety.
- Cans don’t shatter and are among the lightest beverage packages to transport, reducing their environmental footprint.
- Cans go from the recycling bin to store shelves within 60 days.
- Making cans from recycled metal takes 95 percent less energy and 95 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than using new metal.
- The aluminum can is the only package that more than covers its recycling costs, helping to finance the collection and recycling of other materials such as glass and plastic.
Recent life cycle analyses of the aluminum beverage can in the U.S. and in Europe confirms the can is more sustainable than ever as a
consumer-friendly packaging material for beverages. The largest beverage can maker in the world, Ball Corporation continues to work with our partners throughout the supply chain to drive the recycling rate higher, ensuring the aluminum can remains the sustainable package of choice.
The mission of the University of Tulsa Sustainability Committee is to promote a culture of sustainability on the TU campus – to advance policies and participate in projects that lead to a more sustainable future.
For more information on CannedWater4Kids, visit www.cannedwater4kids.com.
At Canned Water 4 Kids, joining the 12-oz aluminum can is a sleek 16-oz reclosable aluminum bottle.
Since 2008 a nonprofit organization called Canned Water 4 Kids has been bringing clean, safe water to children and families
worldwide who have none. The group’s efforts include the digging of wells and installation of water filtration systems as well as provision of disaster relief and clean water education.
How does CW4K raise the money to do this badly needed work? By selling 12-oz aluminum cans of water in cans that are, for the most part, donated. Filling is done by Cold Springs Brewery of Cold Springs, MN—again, largely as a donation. CW4K then sells the canned water over the internet and makes sure that 95 cents of every dollar that comes in helps build a water purification plant or drill a well in a region where clean water is badly needed.
In a new initiative, CW4K now has a 16-oz aluminum bottle available. “People like bottles,” explains Founder Greg Stromberg. “They’re resealable yet every bit as recyclable as an aluminum can.”
The Alumi-Tek bottle from Ball Container (www.ball.com) began appearing this summer in Denali National Park and Preserve through Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture, the authorized concessioner for the various tours, activities, and other services offered with Denali.
“Each bottle sold provides 27 children with clean drinking water for more than four years in Zambia Central Africa,” says Stromberg.
Learn more at www.CannedWater4Kids.org
originally posted on Digital Journal @ http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2081373
CW4K was among those invited to The White House to help First Lady Michelle Obama and Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in welcoming seven new organizations as they join the group’s DrinkUP effort, which encourages people across the country to drink more water, more often.
The seven organizations added included Brita®, First 5 Santa Clara County, Haws Corporation™, Nalgene® Outdoor Products, S’well Bottle, Santa Clara Valley Water District and The California Endowment.
The event took place on July 22 in Washington DC.
The First Lady also highlighted a new study from Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS), which found that a recent online ad campaign for DrinkUP fueled a 3 percent lift in incremental sales of bottled water among those exposed to the campaign. “When the DrinkUP campaign was launched last year, it had one simple goal – to get kids and families excited about drinking water,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “And today, less than a year later, we know that water sales jumped nearly three percent among people who saw Drink Up ads.
CW4K CEO, Greg Stromberg said, “A DrinkUP member company September, 2013, we are honored to be among those providing access to water for more people wherever they are, whenever they want it, however they want it – be it tap, filtered, canned or bottled”
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit http://www.aHealthierAmerica.org.
About Drink UP The collaboration to encourage everyone to drink more water was formed between the Partnership for a Healthier America – which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make the healthy choice the easy choice for busy parents and families – and stakeholders across the public and private sectors who are dedicated to encouraging people to drink more water more often. You are what you drink- and when you drink water, you drink up. To learn more visit http://www.youarewhatyoudrink.org.
CannedWater4Kids CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) is a 501c3 charity based in Sussex, WI. The organization’s mission is to bring clean, safe water to the children of the world who are currently without. CW4K funds it’s initiatives with cash donations and sales of their premium spring water product. 95% of all money collected goes to fund and deliver clean water programs. Efforts include sending water to Japan to aid in their post-earthquake water shortage, assisting the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Engineers Without Borders in bringing water purification solutions to the highlands of Guatemala, supporting of a well/water tank project in Zambia, Africa, and the Bio Sand Filters project in Tanzania. A recent water project in Africa, provides a village of over 400,000 people first-time ongoing access to clean, safe water. CW4K is proud to be part of the Partnership for a Healthier America, Drink UP Initiative. Youarewhatyoudrink.org
To learn more, visit cannedwater4kids.org.
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12050324.htm
Originally posted on: ahealthieramerica.org
Vivreau, NY2O, Local Water, Crystal Clear Water, CannedWater4Kids and AAGWATT Join Partnership for a Healthier America in Support of Drink Up Effort
Since First Lady Michelle Obama’s announcement in Watertown, Wis., six new water companies have pledged to promote efforts and encourage people to make the simple choice to drink more water
Washington, DC (Jan. 16, 2014) – The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the nation’s childhood obesity crisis, today announced that six additional water companies have joined its Drink Up initiative, which encourages people to drink more water more often. Vivreau, NY2O, Local Water, Crystal Clear Water, CannedWater4Kids and AAGWATT have signed on to support the effort, which also includes PHA, Let’s Move!, and private sector supporters across the water community. “We welcome these six companies – which span the tap, bottled and reusable bottle industries – to the Drink Up collaboration,” said PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler. “This effort is all about getting the word out and encouraging more Americans to drink more water. We’re delighted that these companies have joined our effort and look forward to their work to help spread this important message.” Vivreau, a global leader in providing on-site water bottling systems, will redesign its standard re-usable glass water bottles to feature the Drink Up logo. Vivreau expects to add approximately 75,000 of these re-usable bottles into circulation in locations ranging from top hotels and restaurants to corporate offices and Fortune 500 boardrooms from coast to coast. A portion of the proceeds from its efforts will be donated to PHA for the Drink Up initiative. In addition to the product sponsorship, Vivreau will promote the effort through its website, marketing materials, speaking engagements and social media endeavors. New York-based bottled water brand NY2O will incorporate Drink Up messaging into its retail point of sale materials, which it will circulate to the more than 1,500 retailers it works with. In addition, it will spread the word about the Drink Up initiative at all NY2O-specific events held in 5 select regional markets. Local Water, operator of a unique network of digitally-engaging water filling stations, will air 15-second PSAs highlighting the Drink Up initiative during its video loop on all current and future filling stations. Each month these PSAs will air more than 345,000 times. Iowa-based bottled water company Crystal Clear Water plans to feature the initiative on its truck backs and through radio ads where it will be a constant reminder for the 550,000 citizens of the Greater Des Moines area population to Drink Up. CannedWater4Kids, a 501(c)(3) charity focused on making sure all children have access to clean, safe water, will integrate the Drink Up logo on 300,000 of its cans. The group uses 95 cents from every dollar collected to help fund and deliver clean water initiatives worldwide. Chicago-based bottled water company AAGWATT also has joined this effort, agreeing to highlight the Drink Up initiative on its website, educating its followers about the effort to encourage people to drink more water. The company also plans to incorporate a QR code linking to youarewhatyoudrink.org on approximately 50,000 of its bottles. All six companies have also committed to promote the initiative digitally via their online platforms. For more information on the effort, visit www.youarewhatyoudrink.org About the Partnership for a Healthier America The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit www.aHealthierAmerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.
By chief – Posted on 25 April 2013
Ndima Homestead, Maseysini Community, Shiselweni Region, Swaziland
Maseysini is located on the main road between Mahamba and Nhlangano. The area of the community this project will affect is a close-knit section on top of a hill.
The nearest water source for this area of the community is in the garden, fifteen to twenty minutes away. The water source is small hole made dirty by cows, and people frequently get sick from the water. The homesteads in the area collect water daily, but rarely garden or keep animals because of the labor required to obtain water for these projects.
This project is to drill a borehole in Maseysini.
The project will be implemented under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Lauren Cuddy Egbert.
The borehole will be placed on the homestead of the Ndima family, headed by Make Angelina Ndima who is a primary school teacher and a resource for many families in the community. (It is not possible to put the borehole on communal land because the costs of electricity and maintenance cannot be undertaken by the community at large.)
The Ndima family will run the borehole on their electricity and charge each homestead 15 emalangeni a month (about 1.50 USD) to access the tap. This small fee will cover the electricity costs of running the borehole. Because this water source will be privately run, the family will be able to set aside money for electricity and maintenance.
The borehole will be used by at least ten homesteads, and will benefit upwards of seventy people.
This is an important project for the community. It utilizes the appropriate technology under the circumstances, and provides a solution for sustainability within the means of the participating families.
The major portion of the funding for this project has come from a $500 contribution from CannedWater4Kids, Sussex, WI, USA.
We are still seeking donations for the remainder. To contribute for the project, please click on the Donate button below.
Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of Project will be allocated to other projects in Swaziland.