Procter & Gamble Company Develops Blog Widget for Clean Water

One click = clean water for one person for one day. Yes, it really is that simple. Procter & Gamble has released a widget that writers can embed on their blogs and for each click these widgets receive, the company will donate an entire day’s worth of clean drinking water to someone in need. The goal is to generate 100,000 clicks (or 100,000 days worth of clean water) by the end of 2010. Bloggers who participate by embedding the widget onto their sites receive this great benefit:

“For every 1,000 days of water that you generate with the widget, P&G GIVE HEALTH will provide you with a $50 gift card or giveaway…”

If you don’t have a blog, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Since we love clean water, we have decided to participate by embedding the widget at the top of our blog and we are passing this benefit onto our readers. All you have to do for your chance to win the P&G $50 gift card or giveaway is follow these simple steps:

1. Enter your e-mail address in the box inside the widget at the top of our blog and click to donate water.

2. Like us on Facebook (if you don’t already).

3. Share this post with all of your friends on Facebook. If you have a twitter account, we’d also love for you to retweet it to all of your followers. And if you’re interested in sustainable living, clean air, and clean water, please feel free to follow us on Twitter as well!

4. Encourage everyone you know to click on the widget. Remember, we have to get at least 1,000 clicks to receive the P&G $50 giveaway, which we will then pass on to one lucky Facebook fan!

There’s one more perk to this program. If you’re not already a fan of ours on Facebook, hitting the like button at the top of our Facebook page will also automatically enter you into our weekly giveaways. Every Friday we give out one prize, such as a reusable stainless steel water bottle or a filtered water pitcher, to one of our fans.

So, what are you waiting for? Click on the widget to donate clean water to someone in need, and perhaps karma will reward your good deed.

Congress spends $200,000 on Bottled Water in One Quarter

Federal spending has gone up more than 20 percent since Obama took office, according to a recent report. Many would say the spending was necessary to recover our recessed economy, but a quick glance at some of the costs implemented to keep the government running reveals that this is questionable.

Millions of dollars have gone toward funding for Nancy Pelosi’s office, printing “important” documents like the new Obamacare health care plan, student loan repayments (a benefit of working for the government), pension costs for retired congressional members, office supplies, electricity, food and tap water.

But it would be silly to think that affluent members of Congress would dare drink plain old tap water, wouldn’t it? Reports indicate that House members alone spent nearly $200,000 on bottled water during the first quarter of 2010.

I guess someone forgot to tell our political leaders about water filtration. Maybe our economy wouldn’t be in such shambles if they weren’t wasting money on pointless commodities like bottled water. Not to mention, there are so many people in undeveloped nations who don’t have access to clean water.

Nov. 2 is tomorrow, folks. Do your research and make sure to vote green in the 2010 elections.