Happy Birthday to the man behind GiveMeTap! Edwin loves birthdays, so celebrate, we are giving something special to everyone who REBLOGS this post. 

Happy Birthday to the man behind GiveMeTap! Edwin loves birthdays, so celebrate, we are giving something special to everyone who REBLOGS this post. 




A very important TfL announcement. Happy Friday!

A very important TfL announcement. Happy Friday!

28 awful haircuts to make you laugh on International Happiness Day

Bring water to a whole community this World Water Day 2014

Help 516 people in Ghana get clean water by purchasing a GiveMeTap bottle this World Water Day 2014!

Buy & Give » http://bit.ly/1oU1sgW

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This Saturday 22nd March is World Water Day, and we want to do something special. 

Dariwudu in Western Ghana, is home to 516 people, yet has no clean water source to drink or to use. We want to help. 

For every GiveMeTap Bottle purchased, we can give one person in Dariwudu access to clean water. That means if 516 GiveMeTap bottles are purchased, within the week, we can give a whole village the gift of water this World Water Day 2014. 

Our Challenge reach this target by Saturday 22nd March. Get a bottle for your friends and family, and share our mission so that they can spread it further. Together, we could change the lives of a whole village for generations to come. 

So… Challenge Accepted?

Buy a GiveMeTap bottle and let’s hydrate the World!

Plastic Health Safety - What is the deal with BPA?

We talk a lot about how our GiveMeTap stainless steel bottles are BPA-free… but do you know why this is so important?

Here is some break-time listening for those of you who want to learn more about the health implications of plastic water bottles. 

dothegreenthing:

Ask by Abbott Miller 10/29
Bold, modernist simplicity cuts through the taboo of ordering tap water in this poster from New York Pentagram partner Abbott Miller.
“I was attracted to making a poster for “Ask for tap” due to its incantatory quality, like a steady drop of water filling a glass,” says Abbott. "It reminded me of simply phrased and economically visualized posters for government campaigns from the early twentieth-century. I like the idea of creating an utterly simple icon that could function as a mnemonic device.”
Why?
No matter how many rock layers the water has filtered through, or which artesian well in Fiji it was sourced from, bottled water is just a bottled piece of hype. It’s no purer and no cleaner than tap water. It takes ridiculous amounts of energy to process, bottle and transport. Its bottles take almost the same amount of energy again to manufacture. And at 1,000 times the price of tap water, it’s a shocking waste of money. Don’t just ask for tap, beg for it.
How?
Don’t bottle it; hold your head high and ask for tap. And if a UK establishment is selling alcohol, you have the legal right to request tap water for free. 
Buy the print
We’re selling this poster printed on FSC paper with sustainable ink for £12 plus VAT, postage and packing with all proceeds going back to the Do The Green Thing charity. You can buy it here.
Join the world’s biggest celebration of our brilliant planet and sign up for Earth Hour on 29 March at 8.30 pm.

dothegreenthing:

Ask by Abbott Miller 10/29

Bold, modernist simplicity cuts through the taboo of ordering tap water in this poster from New York Pentagram partner Abbott Miller.

“I was attracted to making a poster for “Ask for tap” due to its incantatory quality, like a steady drop of water filling a glass,” says Abbott. "It reminded me of simply phrased and economically visualized posters for government campaigns from the early twentieth-century. I like the idea of creating an utterly simple icon that could function as a mnemonic device.”

Why?

No matter how many rock layers the water has filtered through, or which artesian well in Fiji it was sourced from, bottled water is just a bottled piece of hype. It’s no purer and no cleaner than tap water. It takes ridiculous amounts of energy to process, bottle and transport. Its bottles take almost the same amount of energy again to manufacture. And at 1,000 times the price of tap water, it’s a shocking waste of money. Don’t just ask for tap, beg for it.

How?

Don’t bottle it; hold your head high and ask for tap. And if a UK establishment is selling alcohol, you have the legal right to request tap water for free. 

Buy the print

We’re selling this poster printed on FSC paper with sustainable ink for £12 plus VAT, postage and packing with all proceeds going back to the Do The Green Thing charity. You can buy it here.

Join the world’s biggest celebration of our brilliant planet and sign up for Earth Hour on 29 March at 8.30 pm.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

GiveMeTap dedication to International Women’s Day - Sanum Jain

Across villages, towns, cities and countries, there is a strong correlation between poverty and gender inequality. We have come to realise that water plays such a significant part of a girl or or a woman’s chances of reducing this inequality and to live a better life. 

By having access to clean, safe drinking water close to home, women do not have to venture miles every morning, risking their safety, in order to retrieve the resource. By having access to clean water, countless girls can wake up each day knowing that their sanitation and health will not compromised. Furthermore, by having access to clean water, girls & women have a better chance to utilise time for education and furthering their economic power. 

Today, on International Women’s Day, we acknowledge the amazing people who spend day after day fighting for their children and their families with the hope that they will live a better life. Today, we celebrate the Women of the world!

The best selfie ever taken? Now we know what all the fuss was about!

The best selfie ever taken? Now we know what all the fuss was about!

You spoke, we listened. Introducing the Silver Lining Bottle…

Winter weather giving you the blues? Well here is a silver lining! We’ve heard the voices of you - all our followers - and due to popular demand, GiveMeTap have stripped down to basics, introducing the BRAND NEW silver 500ml reusable water bottle.

Following our social media poll back in 2013, you unanimously voted the slick silver bottle for our third edition to the GiveMeTap family. As with the launch of the hot pink bottle back in 2013, which sold out in 3 days, our stripped down additions are sure to go like hotcakes.  

The simple design was also a favourite amongst the start-up community at Google Campus, (where GiveMeTap is based) most of whom picked the understated silver bottle over other variations. 

The silver bottle is now available on the GiveMeTap online shop for £12. The bottle acts as your ticket to free water from hundreds of cafes and shops located on our free iPhone App. This means a £12 bottle can save you £300 on bottled water every year!

Stay tuned for another very exciting update, which will make it easier for you to access the GiveMeTap free water network. Watch out for our email in a week or so!

Smarter working -How a small business can use big resources on a not-so-big budget.