Check Out the Highlights From the 2014 PHA Summit

Check out the highlights from the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit in 2014. Notice the various shots of the Brita® Hydration Station® kiosks that provided attendee’s with Brita® filtered drinking water while roaming the show!

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Throwback Thursday: Announcing our Support of the Drink Up Campaign

On July 22, 2014 First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), of which Mrs. Obama is honorary chair, to announce that seven new supporters have joined the Drink Up effort, which encourages people across the country to drink more water, more often. As part of the announcement, about three dozen children from a local YMCA and a National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) summer camp helped build a 60-foot by 43-foot water droplet composed of 2,000 blue “Drink Up” water bottles on the South Lawn of the White House.

Haws Corporation® Strengthens Support for the Growing Drink Up Initiative with School Fundraising Program Successes

With organizations everywhere seeking out options to have good tasting water easily available to the public, Haws partnered with the Partnership for Healthier America’s Drink Up initiative earlier in the year to expand a program that will make Brita® filtered water bottle filling stations accessible and affordable to all schools.

As the inventor of the original Brita® Hydration Station®, a wall-mounted bottle filler providing schools and businesses with convenient access to Brita® filtered water, Haws has experienced an outpouring of interest from schools and businesses nationwide. Together with Drink Up and Nalgene®, Haws has increased awareness of their popular Fundraising Program which encourages students and groups to sell custom branded Nalgene® bottles to raise funds for their own Brita® Hydration Station®.

Since the July Drink Up announcement, numerous schools have taken advantage of the revised campaign to initiate their own Brita® Hydration Station® fundraising project, as well as raise awareness of existing bottle refill stations. Michael B. Dodge, Superintendent of Dundee Community Schools in Michigan says, “Many students and staff stop by to use the machine…(they) love it! I highly recommend the Fundraising Program.”

In addition, Haws has been actively collaborating with universities across the country to engage in their own hydration and sustainability initiatives. Georgia College, a public liberal arts university in Milledgeville, installed multiple Brita® Hydration Station’s® throughout their university housing locations. In conjunction with the College, Haws supported efforts to promote the newly installed stations and the importance of hydration, which included several table events with reusable Nalgene® bottles giveaways. “Students LOVE the bottles!” said Matthew Terry, Assistant Director at University Housing at Georgia College.

In addition, University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Take Back the Tap group hosted the largest student organized sustainability festival at the end of October where they utilized Haws’ Brita® Hydration Station® mobile kiosk to promote awareness of the existing units installed throughout the campus.  For additional information on the Drink Up initiative, please visit: Your Are What You Drink.

About Haws Corporation®For more than 100 years, Haws has been committed to inventing, designing and manufacturing drinking fountains as well as standardized and customized emergency response products. With more than 8,000 distribution locations and 250 employees worldwide, we continually focus on quality, service, reliability and complete solution support. Headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, USA, Haws is globally represented with locations in Switzerland, Singapore and Brazil. For more information on Haws Corporation, please visit: www.Hawsco.com.

Check out the official Press Release 

 

Throwback Thursday: Washington DC with Michelle Obama

This past July, Haws was invited to the White House to kick-off becoming a major supporter of the Partnership for Healthier America’s Drink Up campaign. It was an honor to attend along with the additional  new supporters, in an effort to encourage the activity of drinking water.

As part of our support, Haws will provide Drink Up branded Brita® Hydration Stations® and drinking fountains to be distributed nationwide, providing added awareness to the campaign. Haws is also teaming up with Nalgene®in a fundraising program that helps schools and universities with the cost of Brita® Hydration Stations® . Proceeds from the program also benefit Drink Up.

During her speech, Michelle Obama recognized the efforts of the Drink Up supporters including Haws. Haws hopes that participation in the campaign will add continued success to Drink Up and help encourage healthy hydration habits nationwide.

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Check out our view from the White House lawn! The Drink Up logo was made up of blue Nalgene® water bottles, and assembled by local DC kids.

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Michelle Obama during her speech at the White House.

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Happy kids Drink Up!

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The Drink Up logo alongside the Washington monument. Click here for a full press release of the Drink Up event at the White House.

Treat Yourself to Fruit Infused Water

Need a boost to your daily water intake?  Fruit can add a natural sweet flavor that can easily help you stay hydrated throughout the day. The best way to enjoy a fruit-infused water, is by letting fruit blend in your re-usable water bottle overnight.  Even after multiple refills from a hydration station throughout the day, your water will still taste sweet and refreshing.

Citrus fruits are packed with antioxidants and offer unique flavors that pair well with water. Add mint to your water to sustain fresh breath throughout the day! The fruit combinations for water are endless.  Fruit water is an excellent treat for your sweet tooth and extremely healthy to boot.

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Check out this recipe for lemon-cucumber water that brings a citrus experience to your taste buds. Fun Fitness in Transit’s Instagram account, H20_Daily, is updated daily with tips on how to stay hydrated. Once you have mastered a recipe of your own, post a picture of your water on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag #spreadthewater. You could win fun prizes from supporters of the Drink Up campaign. Click here for official rules.

Happy First Birthday to the Drink Up Campaign!

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Drink Up campaign that now has more than 60 companies and organizations from every water vertical and beyond sharing Drink Up’s simple message.  Its message has reached hundreds of millions of people throughout social platforms, and been seen on everything from billboards, to screens in elevators and gas stations, to TV, radio and even a talking fountain.

Haws Corporation is a proud supporting partner of the Partnership for a Healthier America Drink Up campaign. Haws is one of the few manufacturing companies participating in this nationwide program. We have been “spreading the water” for over 100 years and are excited to support the one year anniversary of the Drink Up campaign. Read the official press release.

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To celebrate Drink Up’s first birthday, they will be giving away Drink Up-branded goodies including glasses, reusable water bottles, T-shirts, and more in a sweepstakes which will kickoff on Friday, September 12 and run through Wednesday, September 17.

To enter, a user must either include the #spreadthewater hashtag in a tweet, or Instagram photo that wishes the Drink Up initiative a happy birthday or share one of Drink Up’s birthday posts on Facebook. Winners will be chosen at random. Click here to read the full sweepstakes rules.