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Water Bottle Campaign

One of my friends working in a non-profit once told me they couldn't imagine volunteering in addition to their regular work day because she gives so much of herself every day.  And I get that.  (I'm sure many people who work at for-profit organizations can feel that way too.)  Sometimes it's nice to do something you personally feel strongly about too.  It actually makes you feel better in general.

A couple weeks ago I was at a conference in Atlanta.  I sat down in the general session ballroom at the beginning of the second day.  The night before I worked in my hotel room while crying because I felt so overwhelmed (it made it difficult to read the emails I was answering).  So I was maybe not in the best space to feel interested in anything but sleep.  (Although the run in the morning did help!)

Then the CEO from kicked off the presentations.  When she was done I wanted to move to New York and work for them.  Needless to say it was a good speech.

While I will not rule out moving for an organization I feel passionately about, I started thinking about something I can do now.  They make it so easy.  Click some things you are interested in and they have ideas.

So...drumroll please...I'm going to do one.  And I'm asking you to do it with me!

Re-poppin' Bottles

Their description:

The Problem
Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles a year.  Right, that's "billion" with a B.

The Solution

Don't hit it and quit it.  Switching to a reusable bottle reduces the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills or as litter.

Challenge your friends to make it one week using a reusable bottle instead of plastic water bottles.  The only thing more baller than poppin' bottles?  Re-poppin' bottles.

So I challenge you to go one week using only reusable bottles.  Who's in?

I know.  I know.  Plastic water bottles are so convenient.  Throw a reusable bottle in your bag/car/convenient place.

Some plastic water bottles are so pretty.  Guys, there are some beautiful reusable water bottles.  Those S'well ones, man.  If you can afford buying water bottles all the time, you can probably afford one of them. ;) I'm a big fan of glass water bottles so I use these two.  Exhibit one can fit in any bag.  This is the one I took everywhere when I traveled for work all the time.  Exhibit two is new.  And I love that it's a bit bigger and has some skin so it's less likely to break.  Two thumbs up.
Exhibit 1

Exhibit 2

And if you want to be all official: sign up!

Let's start Wednesday so you have a few days to strategize.  And send me pictures with your water bottle!

You can do it!

P.S. I'll be posting here throughout the week with fun facts about the good you're doing.


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