Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Clean Water for Everyone and PUR Giveaway

*Giveaway now closed.

I am embarrassed to admit that only in the last few years have I become aware of the global crisis concerning clean drinking water. Oh sure, I have always known that there were areas where clean drinking water was hard to come by. But only recently have I learned of the enormity of this crisis.

4,000 children in developing countries die every day from illness and disease related to unsafe drinking water.

I don't know about you, but that number is staggering to me. 4,000 children a day. Imagine. Imagine a life where we as parents could try all we wanted and still be unable to provide our beloved children with water that wouldn't kill them. I just can't imagine.

When PUR contacted me about doing a post to raise awareness of this problem, I immediately agreed. You know how it goes. Only when we all join together can true change really occur. Here's what I learned from PUR.

PUR along with its not-for-profit partner, the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW), is committed to alleviating this global crisis by providing clean drinking water to those in need.

• This coming January PUR is partnering with “Summit on the Summit” (SOTS), a celebrity climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro featuring Jessica Biel, Alexandra Cousteau and others that will raise awareness and funds for clean drinking water efforts. You can learn more about the summit here.
• Dr. Greg Allgood, Founder and Director of CSDW, will be joining the climb as the water authority, educating the climbers on the global water crisis and what is being done to help.

How Can We Help?

* When you buy a PUR, you’re not only helping your family get clean water, but a family across the world.
* 1 System = 1 Week: For every PUR system purchase, one week of clean drinking water is provided to a child in the developing world through CSDW. To-date, CSDW has already provided 1.8 billion liters of clean water to children and their families around the world.

Why Is PUR a Smart Choice for Families?
• By simply using a PUR water filter, you will remove many of the common contaminants found in drinking water. Including: 94% of atrazine, 98% of lead and other metals, 99.9% of microbial cysts and 96-99% of pharmaceuticals.
• Switching from bottled water to filtered water and a reusable bottle can save one person up to $600 a year and eliminate up to 3,200 plastic bottles.

In other words, by helping ourselves provide the best possible water for our families and decreasing the environmental impact of plastic water bottles, we can also help provide water around the world. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

PUR would also like to give one of my readers a PUR pitcher. To be eligible, just leave me a comment below. If you'd like additional entries, you can do any or all of the following:
~Become a follower of this blog.
~Tweet about this post.
~Blog about this post.
Please leave me an additional comment for each of the above. Also, make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner.

PUR provided me with the information about the summit I have shared with you. I have received no other compensation from them.


Giveaway will end at midnight on January 11.

*Our winner is #32 - Kaylen. Congratulations Kaylen. I will contact Kaylen for her mailing information.

34 comments:

Kaleena said...

Sounds like a nice giveaway:) Count me in:)

Kaleena said...

You know, I never even knew you had a review and giveaway blog....I'm following you now!

Regina said...

I'm following.

And I would LOVE such a product to come into my house!

The Fabulous Sheree Burlington said...

I bought on of these for my mom for Christmas and, ya, we know it filters out all kinds of awful stuff, but WOW, what it does for the taste of water?! Amazing. Even my son, who wouldn't touch water, is drinking it. It's like we've found a whole new beverage.

Lora said...

I had no idea you had this blog!

Lora said...

So I'm following you now...

Lora said...

AND I'm placing you in my giveaway sidebar :)

meg said...

Count me in, too :-)

Pricilla said...

Please enter me,
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

Pricilla said...

I follow
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

♥Georgie♥ said...

great giveaway!

♥Georgie♥ said...

I follow!

The Good Cook said...

TBHITW (The Best Husband In The World) is a hydro geologist and has been on this band wagon for years. My kids have long stopped complaining about "reusable" cups and bottles instead of bottled water "like their friends have"... thanks for bringing attention to this world-wide crisis.

Joanna Jenkins said...

OMG! I had no idea so many children were suffering. I'm going to read more about this.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention Debbie.

xo

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Since my husband just informed me that the newspaper reported there are minnows swimming in our city's water supply, I would REALLY like to win this. Please. Really, please.

Debra W said...

Congrats on the new blog! Great info! Water purifiers are a great option to bottled water!

Myrnie said...

My brother works with Engineers Without Borders- his current project is finding a way to get clean drinking water to an orphanage up in the mountains in India. Such a great need out there...

2busy said...

I would love this water filter.

ThatGirlRuns said...

I want some PURwater!

Debi said...

Wonderful giveaway! And a great job of raising awareness! I didn't know all those facts, and I will do my best to raise awareness here too. Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day dear.
Debi xo

Mama Zen said...

What a great idea!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Thank you for the nice giveaway. And greetings from a fellow SITS fan.

Brooke said...

sad when we drink bottled water for the taste and there are people who would love our "gross" tap water.

email is stingysingleton (at) gmail (dot) com

yonca said...

What a great giveaway! I'm in!

yonca said...

I'm a follower:)

Lynn said...

Whoa I just eeked in here under the wire. We have tap water that I wouldn't let a fish swim in! I need this filtration system. :o)

My best, Lynn

Lynn said...

I also follow you.

My best, Lynn

Lynn said...

Aaand I just tweeted it.

MB, L

Elphie said...

Thanks for entering me! Sounds great. I've given up on Brita, so maybe I'll have better luck with PUR. Thanks!

chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

Elphie said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect. Thanks!

chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

Elphie said...

I tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/ErinReisman/status/7657772836

chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

Kaylen said...

I love clean water!!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I would love this!

Already a follower!!!

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