In a my last post, I gave some air travel tips, one of them was to carry an empty water bottle, and fill it up from a water fountain once you get through security. Now I am going to tell you about the nifty water bottle that I use. It is from a company called Vapur, located in California, so you know they promote green living.
What I like best about this bottle is that it collapses when it is empty, so it doesn't take up valuable real estate in my carry-on bag or purse. When you fill it up, it can stand up like a regular bottle. You can wash it in your dishwasher, and even freeze it if you like your water realllllllly cold. Just think of all the bottles that don't go into the landfill because of reusable bottles like this.
The Vapur company makes a variety of bottles, in different colors and designs, including a limited edition Island series, and artist designs. (They haven't asked me for any of my artwork yet.) They range in size from .4 liters to 1 liter. The bottles come with a carabiner attached, so they can easily be attached to your belt-loop, bag or purse. Its a great way to keep water close at hand, especially for Sjogies (people with Sjogren's Syndrome) like me. (Sjogren's Syndrome is an autoimmune Syndrome that destroys the moisture producing glands in the body, including saliva and tears.)
If that isn't enough for you to head over to the Vapur website to put in your order, how about this: Vapur gives 1% of their sales to environmental and water-related causes. One of the projects they have is called "The Anti-Bottle Project", which they created in partnership with Randomkid. It is a fundraising tool for youth to sell Vapur bottles, the proceeds can go to building water wells in places that need clean water, or any green or environmental cause the youth choose.
So, what are you waiting for? Go buy a Vapur water bottle (or two or three), support the earth, and "live flexible", as they say on the Vapur website.