The Back to College Buyer’s Guide

The month of August means it is back to college time! We want to help make sure you have some of the essentials that you will need to make college life easier. So, whether you are going back to college or attending for the first time, here are some cost-effective suggestions for your dorm room.

  1. Water Bottles: Why spend money on plastic water bottles throughout the year when a reusable water bottle is a one-time cost and more environmentally friendly? We offer a variety of water bottles from Brita, Kor, Klean Kanteen and Vapur.  At prices ranging from $5 to $20, these water bottles are not only reasonably priced , but manufactured with high quality materials.
  2. Air Purifiers: The need for purified air in your dorm room is important. Air purifiers such as the Holmes Mini Tower Air purifier will help keep the air you breathe fresh and free of allergens, for a low price of $50. Purchase the 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier today and you will receive a free filter replacement.
  3. Humidifiers: For many college students, the winter season can be brutal with the cold and flu season. When this season hits, it is ideal to have a humidifier on hand. From the Crane humidifiers to the Vicks  Humidifiers, you can get a head start for only $50.
  4. Water Pitchers: Sometimes a water pitcher can be more practical to have on hand. From the Brita Space Saver Water Pitcher available for a low price of under $25 to the Dupont and Culligan pitchers available at under $20, you can get filtered water anytime right from your dorm room.
  5. Odor Eliminators: No one likes staying in a room with an unpleasant odor. This is why an odor eliminator should not be over looked. TrueAir offers great odor eliminators at low prices for around $20.
  6. 3M Command Hooks: Hang pictures, assignments and more in your dorm room without damaging the wall, with these easy to remove adhesive command hooks. Priced at around $5, you can get great value at a low cost.

Before heading off to college this year, make sure you have all of the essentials in place. With the right items, your dorm room can be a comfortable environment to live in.

The Fashion Must-Have for Accessorizing Active Wear

When you attend an exercise class, workout at the gym or if you are the consummate outdoor enthusiast, don’t forget your unisex, eco-friendly fashion accessory that serves as a source of refreshment simultaneously. Am I talking about a dazzling resistance band? No. Rhinestone studded hand weights? Nope. Could it be the latest leggings, hoodies, shorts, footwear or racerback tank tops? Nah. The fashion accessory that’s in vogue and gaining popularity during workout routines and in athletic wear are eco-friendly, colorful reusable water bottles. Water bottles? Yes, reusable, environmentally friendly water bottles.

Since there is so much controversy surrounding the hazards of plastic water bottles affecting wildlife and the environment, investing in a reusable water bottle is an economical, safe, durable and fashionable alternative. Upon arriving on my first day of Zumba, I noticed that most of the people in my class had the same fashion “must-have” in mind. The splash of multi-colored reusable water bottles that everyone clutched in their hands like a glass of fine wine looked like fragments from a rainbow.

Several attendees had cute little collapsible water bottles that you could easily fit in your pocket, handbag or backpack once they were empty. Many had sports bottles that were BPA free and made from food-grade stainless steel. A few of the really serious minded people carried personal water bottle purifiers that contain a carbon pre-filter to remove waterborne contaminants from your drinking water. Surprisingly, my new workout buddies are insightful advocates for eco-friendly water bottle solutions.

What hot fashion statement is your reusable water bottle sporting? Ocean blue? Red Hot Red? Emerald green? Vivacious purple? Brushed steel? Tell us about your eco-friendly, recyclable, water bottle fashion statement. When and where do you use yours the most? How do you feel about revolutionizing alternative solutions for protecting the environment from plastic water bottles, while quenching your thirst? We’d love to hear from you. Remember, reusable water bottles are a workout accessory that’s definitely in vogue!


Bottled Water Bomb?

New York City Times Square was evacuated for the second time this week due to reports of a “suspicious package.”  The package was just a few blocks away from where a vehicle loaded with explosives was found about a week ago.  In a city prone to terrorism, the paranoia seems natural.  What makes this story so noteworthy for us is that it drives home the point we have been desperately trying to make all along – bottled water is dangerous!

What does bottled water have to do with anything, you ask?

The package in question was a soft cooler full of water bottles.  The brand is unknown and irrelevant, because bottled water of any kind is not a good thing for our planet.  This was obviously not a terrorist attack, as the package was found to be harmless.  But what was it? Why did someone leave a cooler of water bottles in Times Square, just blocks away from where a suspicious vehicle warranted a bomb threat last week?  Perhaps the discovery of this package was no coincidence.  Perhaps the water gods are trying to tell us something here:  besides crowding our landfills and contributing significantly to the pollution and degradation of our environment, bottled water is a potentially explosive threat to the human race (pun intended.)  The message is clear.  It’s time to drop the bottle and get a water filter.