It’s back to school for most students which means that summer is heading to a close. And while most of the U.S. has experienced extreme heat this year, it’s not only hot temperatures we must worry about with our children’s health and hydration.
Back to school means parents aren’t around throughout the day to monitor their children’s food and beverage consumption. According to a poll done by Nestle Waters, while 88% of children choose water when prompted by parents, 49% of kids have access to sweet drinks at school.
With access to bottle fillers, students can refill their reusable water bottles multiple times throughout the day and forego trips to vending machines for sugary drinks. With the Hydration By Haws® fundraising program, you can work with your school to create a healthy environment for students and the planet.
For more information on our fundraising program, visit https://www.hawsco.com/hydration/bottle-filler-fundraising-program/
or contact Joanne Benz at [email protected] to get your program kicked off.Hydration By Haws™ – Save the Planet One Bottle at a Time
Earth Day 2018 focused on plastic pollution. This year’s theme is Protect Our Species. Upon reflecting on our oceans and rivers and the fish and fowl that live and feed in these bodies of water, these two themes are enmeshed. Our oceans are such vast expanses of water, but they are all polluted with debris, most of it plastic.
A segment on 60 Minutes covered the pollution on the Midway Island – and not just how much debris ends up there, but how much of it is ingested by the birds that live there. The plastics floating in the ocean are broken up into smaller fragments by the waves, reefs and rocks. These fragments are mistaken by the birds to be food. Plastic is so ubiquitous on Midway that every single albatross on the island will likely die with a stomach full of it. A typical albatross stomach includes “stuff about the size of a cigarette lighter – everything from golf balls to shotgun shells, or chunks of plastic that used to be something bigger,” according to Bret Wolfe, deputy manager of the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. When birds die and decompose, the plastic in their guts remains. “Anywhere you see a big pile of plastic but nothing else,” Wolfe said, “that’s where an albatross died.” Link to segment.
So this year, let’s think about how we can help save the lives of not only the birds on Midway, but all of the birds and bees and all of the other species we share this beautiful planet with. For those wanting to rid themselves of plastic from one-use water bottles, Haws offers several alternatives, like our Hydration By Haws™ wall-mounted bottle filler, and retrofit bottle fillers for drinking fountains.
One Hydration By Haws™ unit can reduce the consumption of as many as 36,000 standard 16.9oz plastic bottles each year! Think how many birds and fish that reduction can save! Haws offers a fundraising program for schools and colleges, here’s how the program works;
Sell Nalgene® bottles with your school logo printed on them. The bottle sales proceeds pay for a new Hydration By Haws bottle filling station. After 90-days, pay for the filling station with the bottle sales proceeds. No money comes out of your budget! Install your Hydration By Haws unit and start reducing the amount of one-use plastic water bottles!
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Simple Fundraising for a Bottle Filler
With the Hydration By Haws™ Bottle Filler Fundraising Program, your group can easily raise the funds to earn your own Hydration By Haws™ Bottle Filler! With no out-of-pocket costs and easy payment options, the Hydration By Haws™ Bottle Filler can quickly be installed at your location.
Sign up your group and receive 300 custom Nalgene® bottles printed with your selected logo and start selling. After 90 days, pay for the Hydration By Haws™ bottle filler with the bottle sale proceeds. No money comes out of your budget!
How to get started:
- Submit a request to receive pricing, options, and the order form
- Place your order selecting the product model type and bottle color along with your custom logo for the bottles
- Receive and install your new bottle filler right away
- Sell the custom Nalgene® bottles
- Proceeds pay for the new bottle filler and the bottles!
To learn more about the program or to get started, visit the Fundraising Page or watch the short presentation below that goes over the fundraising program details.
This unique product allows for over 200+ configuration options to suit a facility or site’s needs. With configurable options for bottle fillers, dog bowls, fountains, and hose bibs placement, this adaptable series provides the option to interchange the arms and other accessories before or after installation. Ideal for all outdoor areas including school campuses, office buildings, parks and recreation facilities.
• Certified by CSA to NSF/ANSI 61, Section 9 and NSF/ANSI 372
• 100% lead free waterways
• Laminar, 1 GPM (3.8LPM) flow rate
• Drain pan logo and bottle color customization
• Interchangeable accessory options
• Drinking fountain bowl and bubbler head can be rotated to adjust for multiple configurations and accessibility
• Mechanical push button activation for bottle filler and drinking fountain
• Modular arm design for pre- and in-field placement and variations
• Robust matte powder-coated exterior for an aesthetically appealing look and feel
• Durable and sturdy 3/16” steel exterior with phosphate undercoat
• Top-down drain access for easy cleaning and maintenance
• Freeze-resistant (FR) options to maintain functionality in cold weather environments
• Easy installation with convenient access to internal plumbing
• Unlimited custom color options
• Competitive pricing with 200+ configuration options
• Base pedestal is equipped with four hydration placement options and three lower accessory options
• Environmentally-friendly hydration solution for reduced plastic consumption
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Creating Sustainable Solutions for Hydration
In the United States alone, over $100 billion is spent on bottled water each year resulting in over 50 billion plastic bottles tossed in the trash can. That equates to 2.5 million plastic bottles thrown away per hour and 80% end up in landfills. Organizations around the globe are responding to the overwhelming financial, social, and environmental costs of bottled water consumption and disposal by providing convenient and cost-effective hydration solutions in and around their facilities. Airports, hospitals, schools and many other organizations are improving their sustainability efforts and reducing bottled water waste by upgrading to bottle filling stations such as the Hydration by Haws™. These bottle fillers help lower carbon footprints by reducing waste associated with single-use bottles and promoting the use of refillable bottles.
Hydration By Haws™ bottle filler benefits and options
The benefits of bottle filling stations are endless and offer the perfect solution to satisfy the growing demand for accessible, on-the-go water alternatives. With their hygienic, hands-free activation and ADA compliance, the Hydration By Haws™ bottle filler is an ideal upgrade from traditional drinking fountains to deliver clean, filtered water from standard tap lines. The multiple product options transform regular tap water into filtered drinking water by using a certified advanced filtration system. Hydration By Haws™ water dispensers offer users the benefits of clean filtered water away-from-home without the waste and cost of bottled water. One unit can reduce as many as 36,000 standard 16.9 oz bottles each year. Surface wall-mount (Model 2000SMS) or recessed mount (Model 2000S) configurations are available with custom branded logo options if preferred.
Bottle Filler Fundraising Program
The demand for convenient access to clean and cost-effective drinking water is increasing and Haws® responded by creating the Hydration By Haws™ Bottle Filler Fundraising Program. The program encourages everyone to drink more water by financing bottle filler installation costs with the proceeds raised from the sales of custom branded Nalgene® bottles. The unique fundraising program is a way to bring a hydration solution to any facility with no upfront costs, minimal set up, and the potential to keep additional profits. Find out more about this program and how you can join Haws in support of creating sustainable solutions for hydration by visiting the Hydration By Haws™ website at: www.hawshydration.com.