June is World Ocean Month and while Michigan is far from the ocean I still want to do everything I can to help save our beautiful waters and the wonderful creatures that live there. There are many ways to show your support and one that is absolutely worth your attention and investment is #THE100kINITIATIVE to #BREAKFREEFROMPLASTIC by the FOUND Beverage Company. FOUND partnered with Oceana and created a fantastic and creative campaign to raise awareness and money for the marine mammals who have been impacted by ocean plastic.sample
FOUND Beverage Company is dedicated to purity, sustainability and transparency. Their naturally sparkling mineral water comes from a pristine natural preservation area of Uludag National park in Turkey. The water, which is already sparkling, has a few ingredients added to it – it’s infused with natural aromas, extracts and a splash of non-gmo beet sugar. It all adds up to a refreshing natural drink that is much better for you than carbonated soda.
Found Beverage Company is one of the most sustainable beverage companies in the world. It has developed the least carbon emitting glass bottle which is made from 100% recycled glass, and Found is the first carbon neutral certified beverage company. Passionate about the environment, Found teamed up with Oceana to create #THE100kINITIATIVE. Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy group.
FOUND and Oceana worked with globally acclaimed artist Amit Greenberg who created the adorable original artwork whale logo that adorns the beautiful glass bottles. His idea was to represent the marine mammals in a pristine plastic free habitat. Each label has an individual number that represents one of the 100,000 mammals killed by plastic waste in our oceans, so these limited edition bottles are all unique. Something that I am very excited to share is that 100% of the profits from each bottle go to Oceana to fight plastic pollution and help protect marine mammals!
Inside the bottles is an incredibly refreshing sparkling water that is infused with a delicious flavor. A 12 pack of the Limited Edition 100K Initiative Infused Sparkling Water is $36. Flavors available include Elderflower and Cucumber Mint. I tried the Elderflower Infused Sparkling Water which was absolutely divine! It has a very crisp, palate-cleansing taste that is wonderful. My family fought over these, although I have to say that my 25-year-old son hoarded the majority of them. He even took them to work – and his summer job is as a bartender where he has nothing but drinks surrounding him all night long! The Elderflower Infused Sparkling Waters have just the right amount of bubbles for interest, and the flavoring keeps it lively.
Once you have finished with your drink, there is no way you will want to dispose of that gorgeous bottle. The lines are perfect for re-purposing – it makes a fantastic vase. Adorable. We may have lost 100,000 marine mammals last year, but these are 12 marine mammals we aren’t going to lose.
I hope that you will join me this month and raise your glass to remember all the marine mammals who have been impacted by plastic. Whether it’s through supporting #THE100kINITIATIVE to #BREAKFREEFROMPLASTIC by the FOUND Beverage Company and Oceana or through another avenue, anything you can do to help save ocean wildlife is tremendous.
Take a photo of your bottle and post it on social media using the hashtags #THE100kINITIATIVE and #BREAKFREEFROMPLASTIC, and note your bottle number! It is a lot of fun to see where the 100k bottles travel to all over the world.
You can buy the Limited Edition 100K Initiative Infused Sparkling Water online at www.drinkfound.com, and remember, 100% of the profits from this Initiative go directly to Oceana’s campaign to limit single-use plastics and continue the fight to protect all the creatures that call our oceans home. – Lisa
Naturally Sparkling Rich Mineral water, Natural Aromas & Natural Extracts, Citric acid, Non-Goo Beet Sugar.
Low Calorie | Non – GMO | 100% Natural
Nutritional Facts – 1 bottle (330ml) 12 fl oz
Calories: 27, Total Fat: 0g, Sodium: 69mg, Total Carbs: 14g, Protein: 0g