By Alexandra Souchkova
Dihydrogen monoxide, aqua, sea, rain, dew… What’s it all about? A magic elixir that does indeed comprise most of your mass and mine--70% to be sure--commonly referred to as water, colloquially known as Adam’s ale.
Whether you vault at the opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint or could care more about how long an iguana can stay under water (28 minutes, fyi), than about sustainability—going the reusable route with water bottles simply renders wit and convenience when you travel. There are many options some that are more compact than others but my favorite is the LifeSaver bottle. The fables are true, clean water is unfortunately greatly unavailable all over world, but LifeSaver can help you go chasing waterfalls without the worry of disease. Though it isn’t as light as some of the roll-up bottles, it will keep your h2o fresh and clean by ways of its sanitization technology. According to lifesaversystems.com “The LIFESAVER bottle is the World's first water bottle to remove all bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens without the aid of any foul tasting chemicals like iodine which is now banned substance within the EU.” So save your iodine pills travelers, and follow the drinking gourd.
Over hither in this wacky western world water is perhaps the one resource we take for granted the most; I mean, it’s not like it is the essence of life or anything… The vibrantly peachy aspect of the LifeSaver system is that it is being implemented not only for you and I, but also for those whose lives will be changed drastically by availability of clean water. Yes, just as you thought the LifeSaver bottles were simply another neat find to add to your Christmas list, add changing the world to the mix. And this motion is not treading casually, but hitting the conundrum head on: Lifesaver has 2 initiatives that are raising standards of living in Haiti and Pakistan. You can either choose to donate to these efforts on the website or participate in the Buy One Give One program, which gives a LifeSaver bottle to a person in Haiti, with a purchase of your own LifeSaver.
I leave you with a thought bestowed upon me by a very interesting man: “I don’t drink water often, but when I do I make sure it doesn’t contain unidentified amoebae.”
Stay thirsty my friends.
To learn more or buy your very own Lifesaver bottle go to www.lifesaversystems.com