Doc Hendley and The Wine To Water Team Visits

Doc Hendley and Wine To Water Team Visits

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

12 Personal & Unique Posts from Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day Water

When you write about water as often as we do, it can be tough to come up with interesting takes on the same old subjects, no matter how important they are. So when we heard that this year’s theme for Blog Action Day was water, we struggled to come up with something truly unique to write about. In one way or another, we’ve written about all of the suggested post ideas for Blog Action Day.

And we’re not the only ones. Other writers of all things water have covered many of these topics ad nauseam as well. If you read about water issues enough, you’ll inevitably come across many of the same statistics and points. While they are worth reading and taking to heart, we’re not doing anybody any favors by reposting these same figures over and over.

So this Blog Action Day, we’ve decided to look past all of that and to share some blog posts by folks who might not otherwise write about water. We enjoyed these posts because the writers offered fresh, personal insights into what water means to them, and they raised awareness about water issues, such as the global water crisis,  in unconventional ways.

In no particular order, here are 12 Personal & Unique Posts from Blog Action Day:

  1. To spread awareness on the global water crisis, Vectips posted a really great tutorial on how to create a dirty water drop character in Illustrator.
  2. Likewise, Sebastian Guerriero at psdtuts+ shared a tutorial on how to create a wallpaper for Blog Action Day.
  3. DigitalSolid helped with a “social media bum rush” supporting Charity Water through the sale of Age Of Conversation III: Time To Get Busy. You can purchase this book in paperbackhardback  and Kindle versions. (Please use these affiliate links when purchasing to ensure the proceeds go to Charity Water.)
  4. Jan Flora at the aptly named “Writer’s Flow” blog wrote a poignant poem about how privileged many of us are to have clean water, while others aren’t so fortunate.
  5. Mark and Elena over at MK Squared offered a first-hand view of their experience as peace corps volunteers in Tonga, where the burning of trash releases dioxins into the air. These dioxins settle in rainwater and on rooftops and eventually are flushed into cement water tanks called sima vais, where families get their drinking water.
  6. Rebel Road Sister talks about her goal to run 250 miles for clean water. Can you help?
  7. HelpAge wrote about why older Ethiopians might be the secret to finding water in their country.
  8. Is water a women’s rights issue? Aimee Sea of Women’s Rights thinks so.
  9. Crunchy Chewy Mama wrote about the advantages of drinking filtered water at home instead of bottled water, and how important that is when breastfeeding her two-month-old daughter.
  10. Kacy Maxwell remembers his experience with the Nashville flood back in May, when he saw people washing their cars despite the city urging everyone to conserve water.
  11. Alise of BigMama247 was shocked to discover she has a water footprint of 1078 gallons a day, and she wrote about some ways to bring that number down.
  12. How can we use less water? Drink more wine, stop brushing your teeth, don’t water your lawn or wash dishes, and give babies less water. So says Todd X from Iced Tea and Sarcasm.

This post was written as part of‘s Blog Action Day 2010. There are more than 4,690 blogs in 135 countries participating right now – to add yours, click here.