Mind: the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think and to feel
You are free to experience the world, don't get trapped in every day monotonies
Find a way to turn the dull part of your day into something new and positive
A message from The Berrics
"Last weekend we opened our doors to Nyjah Huston and Let It Flow and hosted the 1st annual Flow Fest. Their mission is to bring clean water to those who don't have access to it. It was a wonderful success and there was enough money raised to build three new well projects, as well as fund a well repair trip to Haiti. This event will be positively impacting thousands of lives with clean, safe water! How cool is that! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen."
The truth of the matter is that for many of us, drinking clean water is something we don't ever have to think about. Our biggest concern is which bottle to buy at the store. We've never had to walk miles for water which we know is literally making us sick and killing our friends and family members.
We see and hear about the world water crisis all of the time, but the problem is that we don't know what we can do to help. We feel like we are not capable of making a difference in the world. This statement could not be more false! Each of us has the power to make a change in a big way and it really is SIMPLE. This doesn't mean you have to hold a huge fundraiser, run a marathon or give up a birthday. Although we are completely behind all charities and their efforts, we think there is an easier and better way to work together.
Why not just change the brand of water we buy that you know will help someone in need, choose a different pair of shoes that you know is helping, or buy a shirt that you know will help educate a child in Africa, Asia or South America.
The whole idea of a socially minded business model has changed the way we think and changed the way we buy. Those that have caught the vision are making a huge difference. Last year alone with your help, we were able to complete water projects in four different countries around the world in need of clean water. This is because each of us knew we had to make a change and simply picked up a People Water instead of a Smart or Fuiji water. It's that simple.
Now I want to tackle the issue of the socially responsible business model. The one for one model that has become such a houshold name for what we do. We get criticized all of the time for being a for profit business. Here is my take on the situation. We have been very open about the fact that we are a for profit business. We are in the water industry to make money obviously, there is nothing we have ever said that would lead anyone to believe anything different. If you started a company without the goal of making money and becoming successful you wouldn't get very far. We live in a country where we have the opportunity to do or become whatever we want. This is the American dream. As a group of young entrepreneurs we want to be successful, we want to live our dreams, we want to be able to provide for our families, but we also really want to make a difference in the world.
We are obviously up against giants such as Coke and Pepsi that have a huge hold on the industry. We understand that we have a huge battle ahead of us and we also realize that we may never get to the same size as these companies but that isn't important. The important thing is that we can make a difference. We can build a business that allows us to not only provide for ourselves and our families, but in so doing, it allows us to give back to a cause we are completely passionate about.
It's like we always say around the office, "We are not asking you to change anything except the world." It's a bold statement, but it is so true. Together we have the chance to make a huge impact on the world. We can help others live their dreams, go to school, create a sustainable business and provide for their families. It all starts with CLEAN WATER.
I hope this gives everyone a better understanding of who we are, why we do what we do, and why we are so passionate about our company.
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Past: gone by in time and no longer existing
Don't let life pass you by because you are worrying about what has been.
Challenge Of The Day
Live today like there will be no tomorrow.
We love hearing stories about our fellow do-gooders. Passing along inspirational stories to others not only encourages people to help others but unites us. We are featuring one of YOUR stories each week during the month of May on the People Water Blog. Send us your stories and pictures of helping others, it can be volunteer work, accidentaly helping someone in need or anything you have done to change someone else's life one way or another.
Send all submissions to email@example.com with "do-gooders" as the subject.
When you choose People Water, you are literally helping someone in need of clean water. You can see exactly which project your purchase is helping to fund by scanning the QR code on your bottle of People Water. We believe that when you are donating to the cause, you should be able to see exactly where your money is helping. This is giving made easy, this is People Water.
Dare: have the courage to do something
Life is not going to wait for you.
Challenge Of The Day
Take a risk today, step out of your comfort zone and reach for greatness
L o o k d e e p i n t o n a t u r e , a n d t h e n y o u w i l l u n d e r s t a n d e v e r y t h i n g b e t t e r .
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SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake GK Nick Rimando won on Tuesday the Pro Male Athlete of the Year and Highlight of the Year awards at the 2013 Governor’s State of Sport Awards.
Rimando beat out 2013 NFL Super Bowl winners Haloti Ngata and Paul Kruger, 2012 NHL Stanley Cup winner Trevor Lewis, PGA Tour pro Daniel Summerhays and PRCA Rodeo champion Jesse Wright to win the Pro Male Athlete award. Rimando was the only nominee who plays for a Utah team; the other five nominees play elsewhere but are all originally from Utah.
Rimando won the Highlight of the Year award for his outstanding performance in the first-leg of the 2012 Western Conference Semifinals at Seattle Sounders FC. Rimando made several world-class saves despite suffering a broken nose in the second-half of that match, a scoreless draw at Seattle on Nov. 2 of last year.
“I’d like to thank Real Salt Lake, first and foremost, as well as all the fans of RSL, and most importantly, my family, especially my wife Jacqui for her support throughout my career,” Rimando said. “It’s an incredible honor to be recognized today and included in categories full of such accomplished professional athletes and amazing highlights. I’m honored to call Utah home, and I want everyone to know that this would never be possible without my teammates.”
The 33-year-old Rimando is off to a fantastic start in the 2013 season, allowing just five goals in six starts and registering the best save percentage in MLS amongst goalkeepers who have played at least three games. The Montclair, Calif. native was a part of the U.S. squad that beat Costa Rica and tied at Mexico in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches last month and figures to play a role for the USMNT through the remainder of the final round of qualifying and possibly in this summer’s 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
There were nine total categories in the 2013 Governor’s State Sports Awards. The nine winners of the second-annual awards were decided by an online fan vote.
The winners of the 2013 Governor’s State Sports Awards were announced on Tuesday at the Governor’s State of Sport Awards Luncheon at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert presented the awards and tennis legend Andre Agassi delivered a keynote speech at the luncheon.
Rimando and his Real Salt Lake teammates will return to MLS action on Saturday, when the Claret-and-Cobalt will host Western Conference upstart Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium. A limited amount of tickets to Saturday’s 7:00 p.m. MT kickoff are still available and can be purchased at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, online at www.RealSaltLake.com/tickets or over the phone at 801-727-2700.
RSL will host USL Pro side Phoenix FC in a MLS Reserve League match at Rio Tinto Stadium next Monday, April 22. Tickets to the game cost $8 for RSL Pride Season Ticket Holders and $12 for the general public and can be purchased at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, online athttp://www.riotintostadium.com/events/rsl-v-phoenixfc.php or over the phone at 801-727-2700.
For every bottle purchased People Water will give an equal amount of clean water to a person in need.