Hawaii Gives Us Waiākea WaterAugust 1, 2017 - Author: steph
Hawaii is known for its beautiful nature, people, and delicious island meals. Hawaiians take pride in their land and worship its production of all the resources needed to sustain life. Hawaiians believe themselves to be keiki o ka ‘āina, or “children of the land,” and the practice of mālama i ka ‘āina, which means “to respect and care for the land,” is one of the more highly regarded pillars of Hawaiian culture. Since the land is so cared for by its people all of its naturally produced resources are pure.
Waiākea Water is volcano water sourced at the eastern base of the Mauna Loa Volcano. The area is surrounded by preserves that are rich and bio-diverse. On a daily 393 million gallons of pure rainwater and snowmelt are fed from the slopes into the Kea’au aquifer. These numbers are important because the source could provide enough water in a month to provide all the water consumed in a year. This means that there is more water to supply those that are in need.
Just over 650 million people lack access to clean water all the while 2.3 billion live without sanitation. This causes diseases and deaths among young children, babies, and adults. To help change these conditions, Waiākea will donate 1 week of clean water to those in need in Africa and throughout the world for every liter of Waiākea you buy.
Not only is Waiākea saving lives around the world they are also environmentally conscious all the way from production to disposal. The water is packaged in a PRET bottle or recycled polyethylene terephthalate. RPET is post-consumer recycled plastic and posses incredible environmental advantages. In comparison to regular plastic bottles, the 100% RPET bottles:
2. Use less Water
3.Reduce Carbon Emissions