Feb 08

Do you know what is in your Drinking Water?

Today an article was published on the heels of the Flint, Michigan crisis, stating that Flint is not the only city that reported lead in their water over the last 10+ years. Some of the others were: Sebring, Ohio, Washington, D.C., Durham and Greenville, N.C., Columbia, S.C., Jackson, Miss. (just last month), and I’m sure many others unreported. You can read more in the article HERE.

In 2001, the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) performed a survey of 19 cities of their water quality (and other concerns). If you view the images below, it is very disturbing. The infrastructure is only going to get worse, and not better, unless something is done about it. In the meantime, what do you do?

  1. If you have looked into filtration, you should make sure you have done the research to make sure the specific contaminants in your area are being removed by the system you choose.

  2. There is always atmospheric generators technology. With these solutions, you bypass city water entirely for your drinking water needs. Make water from air, and use them as a hybrid filtration system if needed.

  3. Speak to your government officials and local organizations and share your concern for the water you are drinking. EcoloBlue has solutions that can help entire communities out with millions of liters of water every day.

Take action and be part of the solution.

NRDC Water TestingNRDC Water Testing 19 CitiesMore information from the NRDC website HERE.

Feb 02

20% Off Home/Office Units to Police Officers and Firefighters

For the first time, EcoloBlue is not only offering it’s 20% off home/office unit discount to members of the military, we are also now offering the same discount to police officers, and firefighters.

Treat yourself and your family to the best water possible, made from the air. In these times of drought and water conservation, and not to mention all the plastic waste you can prevent, this technology is more important than ever before.

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EcoloBlue would like to thank you for your service, by extending this offer to you.

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*Proof of military service, or employment ID, required at time of purchase
*Offer valid only on purchases made directly from EcoloBlue
*Discount does not expire.
*Existing customers may earn a free 6 month filter kit, for referring this to their military, police or fire friend or family member who makes a purchase.

Jan 28

Flint: What to Do With Empty Water Bottles?

EXACTLY!!!

I have been telling people this over and over again. Why spend a fortune on one time use plastic bottled water, and then toss those bottles into a landfill? Educating people that you can have a solution, that makes water every day for 10-20 years (depending on the model), and you can just refill the same bottle over and over, is difficult. I’m not sure what people don’t get. Sure, the value of some of our larger machines might be higher than what people can afford. However, The amount of money given by the government or charitable organizations to invest in one time use water is such a waste. And that same money could purchase several of our renewable solutions. We saw this when Toledo, Ohio water crisis occurred. The city alone paid over $30,000 in bottled water, not including whatever was spent in donations.

Think about this…what if a city going through a crisis was able to get funding to purchase some of our large units. Then what if they were placed in community locations where people could fill up their own water bottles. Then what happens to the machines once the crisis is over? Why not lease them to the next city in need when that crisis comes around. Or better yet, an organization such as Salvation Army, Red Cross, etc could purchase the machines and just distribute them on an as needed basis wherever they are needed most.

People need to give this some serious thought.

“We have this influx of plastic coming into our community,” said Kris Thiel, vice president of Young’s Environmental Cleanup, a private hazardous waste hauling company that has donated four large recycling receptacles to Flint. In less than 24 hours, one of the bins filled up with a whopping 680 pounds of empty water bottles, Thiel told NBC News.

The bins are filling up faster than the city can empty them — especially since only a sliver of residents are signed up for curbside recycling, according to Michigan Public Radio.

Since officials acknowledged that pipes are leaching lead into the city’s drinking supply, millions of bottles of water have been donated to Flint’s 102,000 residents. Puff Daddy and Mark Wahlberg donated a million bottles on Monday, and other celebrities, including the members of Pearl Jam and the Detroit Lions, have sent hundreds of thousands of bottles, too.

In a plea on Wednesday, Flint native Michael Moore, the documentary filmmaker, asked people to stop sending bottled water.

“You would have to send 200 bottles a day, per person,” he wrote on his website. “That’s 102,000 citizens times 200 bottles of water – which equals 20.4 million 16oz. bottles of water per day, every day, for the next year or two until this problem is fixed (oh, and we’ll need to find a landfill in Flint big enough for all those hundreds of millions of plastic water bottles, thus degrading the local environment even further).”

READ MORE

Jan 21

EcoloBlue Radio Interview – Flint Michigan

After hearing on the Jonathan Brandmeier Show yesterday, a woman in Flint Michigan discussing the issues they are experiencing, we reached out to the Brandmeier show to educate them about our solutions. They wanted to put us on the air today, 1/21/16.

Jonathan Brandmeier discusses EcoloBlue in the 52min-57min mark.
The EcoloBlue interview is from 1:18 to 1:29.

Link to show audio: http://www.brandmeiershow.com/2016/01/21/the-jonathon-brandmeier-show-thursday-01-21-16/

Jan 13

January 13 update from Flint Water Response Team

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This daily update is being issued in order to provide the latest information regarding actions and available resources.

Governor Snyder has requested support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate with other federal agencies to provide resources to Flint as we work on short-term and long-term solutions for residents. This request will identify federal agencies that have programs, authorities, and/or technical expertise that could help in the ongoing response and recovery efforts in Flint. Such federal agencies may include the Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

In addition to requesting support from FEMA, the Governor has activated the Michigan National Guard to help our local volunteers distribute supplies at the five water resource sites. If you need free bottles of water, water filters, replacement cartridges, or water testing kits, please visit one of these sites. CLICK HERE TO FIND A LIST OF THE WATER RESOURCE SITES.

A Public Service Announcement was also released in a priority effort to continue providing free water resources to all Flint residents. Please share this PSA on social media to help us spread the word.

Today, Governor Snyder was joined by Director Nick Lyon from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Mike Zimmer, and Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells at a press conference in Detroit.

During the press conference, in an abundance of caution and full transparency, officials released information regarding a spike in cases of Legionella in Genesee County. The documented increase occurred in 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Wells noted that proper authorities, including the Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are working together to further investigate the spike and will issue full reporting in the near future.

While the cause of the increase in Legionella is being reviewed, Dr. Eden Wells does not advise any change in current procedures being recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services. Residents should continue using clean water resources.

Reminders:

Flint Water Assistance: Dial 211 or visit www.mi.gov/FlintWater
Residents should install filters to their taps to ensure they have immediate, ongoing access to safe water.
WATER RESOURCE LOCATIONS
These sites are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the following resources:

Bottled water
Water filters
Replacement cartridges
Water testing kits
Fire Station #1 310 East 5th St. Flint, MI 48502

Fire Station #3 1525 Martin Luther King Ave. Flint, MI 48503

Fire Station #5 3402 Western Rd. Flint, MI 48506

Fire Station #6 716 West Pierson Rd. Flint, MI 48505

Fire Station #8 202 East Atherton Rd. Flint, MI 48507

WATER FILTER PICK-UP SITES
Residents should install filters to their taps to ensure they have immediate, ongoing access to safe water. In addition to the water resource sites, water filters and replacement cartridges continue to be available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office 125 E. Union St. Flint, MI 48502
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office 4809 Clio Road Flint, MI 48504
Genesee County Community Action Resource Department office 2727 Lippincott Flint, MI 48507
Genesee County Community Action Resource Department office 601 N. Saginaw Flint, MI 48502
Flint City Hall 1101 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48502

If you require transportation or any other assistance, please call 211.

We will continue to work to improve the water situation in Flint. Community members and local officials are working together to make sure we hear and respond to concerns. Governor Snyder will continue to keep you updated on the latest news and information. If you don’t find the resources you need by dialing 211 please call the Governor’s office directly at 517-335-7858.

MORE INFO

Jan 11

Celebrities Drinking Water

It’s nice to see celebrities promoting drinking water, and not sodas or sports drinks. A lot of celebrities are lucky enough to have great nutritionists, chefs, and personal trainers, and they know the benefits of healthy drinking water. The Golden Globes is a great platform for this. Now only if they put an AWG out there on the red carpet and let them drink water made from the air. Everyone should be more conscious of all that plastic bottle waste.

At tonight’s Golden Globe awards, there were winners and there were losers. There were celebs who took home awards and celebs who were robbed.

But at the end of the day, there was one thing that far and away stole the entire evening: The water station. That’s right, good ol’ H2O. It was this delicious liquid that truly saved the day, because amongst endless bottles of champagne, only water can keep celebrities from succumbing to the elements.

It seems that all hottest A-listers stopped by the water station for a refreshing sip. It all started with this beautiful moment between Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend-slash-beverage-mule Casper Smart

READ MORE at E! Online

Jan 04

Happy New Year 2016! Make Any Resolutions?

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We are back in the office and ready to start a great new year at EcoloBlue. Did you have a happy holiday and New Year? Did you make any resolutions for the new year? I didn’t.

However, now that I am sitting here looking at a full bottle of water, I realize I should be drinking more water. What?!?! An employee of EcoloBlue isn’t drinking enough water? Yes, I know. I have atmospheric water generators making the best water I can drink, right in the next room. But you know how it is… days fly by while you’re at work, you get extremely busy, and you just don’t think about it. At least I don’t. I think that will be my resolution, to drink more water. I have no excuse not to, and think of all the healthy benefits… better skin, more energy, helps with weight loss, and it’s just all around good for you.

Some authorities say that you should drink half your body weight in ounces every day. So if you weigh 150lbs, you should drink approximately 75oz of water a day. I do not know if that is best or not, however, you can use your best judgement on what is best for you. Personally, I have a 24oz water bottle on my desk at work. I’m going to make my goal to drink at least 2 full bottles of water during my work day. So get on board with me and drink more water!

Dec 16

Would you like to visit EcoloBlue?

Would you like to stop by our office just to say Hi, get a demo on our EB30 series machines, see some of our larger industrial models, or just pick our brain about something tech or maintenance related? Just give us a call at and let us know you’ll be swinging by. We’ll be closed between Dec 18 and Jan 4 to complete our end of year inventory, and to enjoy the holidays. However, we would love to see you in the new year.

Of course if you are not local to our office in California, we are available by phone to answer any questions you might have.

Enjoy your Holidays and have a Happy New Year!

EcoloBlue
5702 Marsh Dr, Unit K
Pacheco, Ca 94597
800-691-6043

Dec 15

Last Minute Holiday Deals from EcoloBlue

Looking for some last minute holiday deals?

Do you have a friend or family member that loves your EcoloBlue machine? Have they been talking about getting one? Have you thought about offering them a gift certificate towards their purchase? You can now.

EcoloBlue Gift Certificate

How about giving a gift to your favorite gardener. The TriPot reduces water usage and over watering. It comes in blue, green, grey or white, and we’re now offering it for 50% off. (while supplies last)
Was $69.50, Now $34.75

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Don’t forget…
– We’re still offering 50% down on pre-orders for early 2016 on new EB30 model machines.
– We offer 20% off our home/office units and filters to current and former members of the military (discount doesn’t expire).

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CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION:
EcoloBlue, Inc, 5702 Marsh Drive, Unit K, Pacheco, CA 94553
info@EcoloBlue.com | 800-691-6043 x105
www.EcoloBlue.com
Visit our Blog: www.EcoloBlueBlog.com

Dec 15

The Importance of our Oceans

The world’s global ocean is extremely important to life on earth. Not only does the global ocean take up 71% of the planet’s surface, it is also the largest ecosystem on earth. Our whole lives rely on the health and success of the oceans. Over half of the air that we breathe is produced by the oceans as well as over 96% of our water supply comes from this huge body of water. Not only can we thank the ocean for the air we breathe and the water we drink, we can also thank the ocean for creating nearly a sixth of the protein that we eat.

The oceans are extremely important when climate change is concerned, as they can absorb a huge amount of carbon dioxide from the environment. If it wasn’t for the oceans, the impact of climate change would be extremely detrimental to life on earth.

The ocean is also a source for some incredible and life changing medicines which can help combat cancer, help with pain relief and have extremely high anti-bacterial properties. The oceans are our life line and without them, we would not exist. Did you know that ocean-based businesses have injected nearly $500 Billion into the world’s economy?

If you would like to learn more about the oceans and what lies beneath the surface, then take a look at the infographic below which was created by divein.com. These 50 fascinating will shock you and will certainly leave you wanting more…

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Guest Post by Torben Lonne – Chief-editor at DIVE.in
Torben is a top skilled PADI MSDT instructor. He has worked several years with scuba diving in Indonesia and Thailand – and dived most of his life in most of the world.

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