Sometimes I think we beat you over the head about reusable water bottles. But the truth of the matter is, we have to stop with all the plastic water bottles. I cringe every time I see people in Mega-Marts loading up their cart with bulk packages of bottled water. In this day and age of knowledge and easy access, there is no more excuse. You can easily filter your own tap water and store in your own reusable bottles. It’s just so simple. Yet the United States continues to be the leader is bottled water sales, despite our abundance of accessible water. Make this a New Years resolution if you must. This is important for the future of our environment. Think of your kids.
But this article isn’t going to beat that dead horse anymore. This is about how lucky we are to even have water. There are some shocking statistics that I’d like to share:
*Almost a billion people don’t have access to clean water
*People in Africa spend over 40 billion hours a year walking for water
*5,500 deaths can be attributed to not having access to clean water: more than hunger, war, AIDS, and natural disasters
Out of all the things we take for granted, water is one of the most crucial. Our bodies are mostly composed of water so it is clearly a life or death situation if you can not access clean water. I feel panicked in the morning if I didn’t remember to put water on the nightstand the night before. I can’t stand being dehydrated, and if you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Many people often confuse thirst for hunger, so have a full glass of water before you delve into a big meal. Because of this common mistake, Americans are overweight and 75% of us are chronically dehydrated! Water is actually the single-most important catalyst in weight loss, so drink up.
After getting our own water issues in check, let’s help the rest of the world. Isabella Water is a socially conscious water company founded on the principle that everyone deserves clean water. The creator of Isabella was moved by the knowledge he gained while on his travels. He felt compelled to help make a change and formed Isabella Water, named after the beach on which he grew up on. He pulled together his love for water with his love of helping people, and started his business. The product is a sleek stainless water bottle in 3 different colors. $10 from each water bottle sold is used to fund well building projects in Africa and Asia. It’s pretty amazing how little a well cost to be built, providing 35 years of water to a person in need. On average it only costs about $20 to fund a well project, so buy two and save a life.
The bottles have a wide mouth design, ideal for ice cube insertion, and since they are made from stainless steel, they will never retain undesired flavors. It is BPA free, toxin free (even during production), easy to clean, and are 100% recyclable. Here’s something that some water bottle-makers overlook: make it fit in a cupholder! This one does. Purchase your own Isabella Water bottle for $22. Remember: $10 goes to their charity.
Special thanks to Isabella Water for providing a free sample for review purposes.