Filters Fast Celebrates 20th Annual Earth Day Environmental Festival At UNC Charlotte

(L-R) Ed Elley, Filters Fast Local Service Key Account Rep; Kym Moore, Filters Fast Brand Marketing Lead and Devin Hatley, Environmental Educator for the Office of Waste Reduction & Recycling (Photo Credit: Steven Miller, Filters Fast Media Marketing Specialist)

 

Each year, the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, sponsors an Earth Day Environmental Festival on campus. This is an educational-packed day with representation from various sectors of the college and commercial communities, falling within the categories of sustainability, waste management, environmental awareness and global water issues.

Subsidiaries from Filters Fast LLC, FiltersFast.com and Filters Fast Local Service, exhibited and shared information about water testing, the cost effectiveness of using water hydration stations, eliminating the waste of plastic water bottles that pollute highways and landfills, along with increasing awareness of the global water crisis through our W3 Project with TrekDesk and Wine to Water.

Photo Credit: Steven Miller

We were deeply touched and literally brought to tears during a conversation by a young lady who is a student attending UNCC. Her name is Anna and she is from Africa. As we discussed our commitment to increase awareness about the global water crisis with our W3 Project, she painted a very real picture of personally experiencing such challenges. This was a very emotional dialogue, but nevertheless, one that touched our hearts and injected us with greater momentum to do everything we can to eradicate our global water crisis and save millions of lives from drinking contaminated water. So often it takes a heart-wrenching story like hers to make us really appreciate how fortunate we are.

Students, administrators and staff from the university strongly represented the turnout for this 20th Annual Earth Day event. We want to thank Devin Hatley, Environmental Educator for the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, for inviting Filters Fast to participate in this important community event. The Earth Day Environmental Festival is a free event that is also open to the public. UNCC students volunteered to assist with this event which was held at the CHHS Plaza across from the Student Union.

With an event like the annual UNCC Earth Day event, we are inspired to continue protecting our environment by taking action to learn, teach and share our knowledge with others. Our hats off to the UNCC Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling for a successful event. Keep up the good work by helping to increase our social consciousness to save our environment!

Best Kite Photo Competition

Kite-flying is fun for many people. Every day, millions will go outside and fly their kite. It is great activities that can be loads of fun for anyone who has ever flown a kite before. So in honor of this fun yet timeless tradition, we want to see your kite.  It doesn’t matter what color or how big it is. Just send in a photo of your kite for a chance to win two great Filtrete prizes!

To enter the competition:

  1. Email your kite photo directly to kory@filtersfast.com  and we will post the photo up to our “Best Kite Photo Competition” photo album located in “Photos” (located directly under the cover photo)
  2. Tell your friends to “Like” our Facebook page and to “Like” your photo
  3. After your photo is posted, people will vote for their favorite by “liking” the photo
  4. The contest ends Thursday May 3 at 3:00PM EST
  5. The winner of the contest receives an 8-Cup Filtrete Clear Water Filtration Pitcher and a 4-Bottle Filtrete Water Bottle Station.
  6. There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER

 

Prize Details:

The 8 -Cup Filtrete Clear Water Filtration Pitcher provides clean, great-tasting water by utilizing fast flow filtration technology. This 3M Filtrete water pitcher fills up to 3 times faster than traditional filtering pitchers.

The 4-Bottle Filtrete Water Bottle Station allows you to filter and bottle your own water. Fill the Filtrete Water Station with water from your sink, and the Fast Flow Filter reduces sediment and the taste and odor of chlorine from your water. In just seconds, this four bottle water filter system will fill your reusable water bottles with clean, filtered water.

Voting and submission begins Friday April 27 and ends on Thursday May 3 at 3:00PM EST. The photo with the most “Likes” by the end of the contest wins!

In the event of a tie, a winner will be randomly selected. The winner of the contest has one week to claim their prize. Remember to Like our Facebook page and to tell your friends to Like our Facebook page so everyone will be eligible to participate in any upcoming events!

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