Doc Hendley and The Wine To Water Team Visits FiltersFast.com

Doc Hendley and Wine To Water Team Visits FiltersFast.com

Pictured (L-R) Doc Hendley, Founder of Wine To Water; Dee Rubina, Marketing Manager at FiltersFast.com; Francene Marie Morris, Host of The Francene Marie Show; Kyle Lomax, International Projects Manager for Wine To Water; Kym Moore, Brand Marketing Lead at FiltersFast.com and Josh Elliott, Public Relations Manager for Wine To Water. (Photo  by Steven Miller, FiltersFast.com Media Marketing Specialist)

Doc Hendley, founder of Wine To Water and 2009 CNN Heroes Award Winner, along with Kyle Lomax, International Projects Manager and Josh Elliott, Public Relations Manager met with their new partners of the W3 Project for a joint radio broadcast on The Francene Marie Show. Dee Rubina, Marketing Manager and W3 Administrator with FiltersFast.com also chimed in on the interview to discuss a new benevolent partnership that would help to provide access to clean water to many suffering communities around the world.

Dee Rubina, Kyle Lomax, Doc Hendley, Francene Marie

Filtersfast.com, a locally owned and operated e-commerce business specializing in water and air filtration, recently partnered with Wine To Water, a 501(c)(3) non-profit air organization, based in Boone, North Carolina that focuses on providing clean water to needy people around the world, for the W3 Project.

The W3 partnership also includes TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, which will help to expand the importance of walking, exercising and improving your overall health. The W3 partnership between FiltersFast.com, TrekDesk and Wine To Water is such a perfect fit because it expands a greater awareness to a larger and more diverse audience locally, nationally and internationally about the global water crisis and walking to improve your exercise routine.

Doc Hendley was also in town for a fundraiser and book signing for the release of his new book “Wine To Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World.” For more information on how you can get involved with the W3 Project through mile donations or mile sponsorships, go to www.filtersfast.com/w3 and learn how you can contribute. “Walk for you. Walk for them.”

World Water Day Kickoff with Indian Trail Elementary School

Today we are celebrating World Water Day. World Water Day is an internationally recognized day that is held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), the first World Water Day was designated on March 22, 1993. Each year this day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.

In recognition of World Water Day, FiltersFast.com, Filters Fast Local Service and the W3 Project is teaming with Indian Trail Elementary School in Indian Trail, North Carolina for a month-long celebration of walking for water. Beginning today and ending on April 22, 2012 which is Earth Day, the 800 member student body at Indian Trail Elementary School is challenged to walk as many miles as they can in this 1-month time-frame and donate the miles they run or walk to the W3 Project. The W3 Project is a partnership that includes FiltersFast.com, TrekDesk and Wine To Water. Together, the W3 partners are building a community of people who walk in pursuit of health and wellness for everyone. By raising awareness about health and the global water crisis, W3 is giving everyone the ability to either “Donate” or “Sponsor” miles in which 100% of all proceeds go to Wine To Water.

This video was especially produced to educate and increase the awareness about the global water crisis for elementary and middle schools, which is used as a template for other schools who want to implement the same type of event at their school. 3M Filtrete, a leader in home filtration systems is sponsoring up to 3,000 miles of the total miles that the students walk at Indian Trail Elementary for their month long initiative. Thank you 3M Filtrete for becoming an important sponsor for Indian Trail Elementary School that will certainly help the school, community and deliver the message about the importance of filtration while helping others in the United States and abroad obtain access to clean drinking water.

Who Needs a Leprechaun for These St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms?

Each year on March 17, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know that the original color associated with St. Patrick was blue? The color blue is often connected to depth and stability, but also symbolizes trust, faith, loyalty, wisdom and truth. As early as the 17th century, however, the color green was worn in celebration of this day. Green is also symbolic of balance, life, nature, fertility, health, good luck, tranquility, well-being and even jealousy.

For over 1,000 years, the Irish observed St. Patrick’s Day as a religious holiday, although it is steeped with deep-rooted folklore. From shamrocks to leprechauns sitting on a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in the United States and abroad with Irish inspired feasts, parades and gallantly wearing many hues of green. To commemorate this lucky day and the arrival of spring, we decided to share some of our all time favorite green items that do not require a 4-leaf clover for good luck.

Water Filtration Pitchers: Green Brita Grand Water Filter Pitcher and the Green Elemaris XL Water Filtration Pitcher.

Reusable Water Bottles:  Be Green Klean Kanteen 27 oz Bottle & Loop Cap, Green Vapur Anti Bottle Water Bottle and KOR Delta Sawgrass Green Water Bottle.

Humidifiers: Green Crane EE-5301 Cool Mist Humidifier and Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Frog Humidifier.

Ireland is known for its lush green landscape and is thus named the Emerald Isle. Is it really true that if you do not wear green on St. Patrick’s Day you will get pinched by a leprechaun? Moreover, what about the “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame? Will they wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or are they immune to the pinches by the legendary leprechauns?