Category Archive: Water News

Oct 11

EcoloBlue Water From Air for Puerto Rico

Per The Washington Post … “Attendant with that future are worries about outbreaks of waterborne diseases, such as scabies or Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes breeding in standing water. Just 63 percent of the island’s residents have access to clean drinking water, and just 60 percent of wastewater treatment plants are working, according to figures released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

In poorer communities, such as the San Juan neighborhood of Carolina and the mountain town of Canovanas, doctors are seeing worrying numbers of patients with conjunctivitis and gastritis brought on by contaminated water and poor hygiene.”

EcoloBlue has been manufacturing Atmospheric Water Generators that create potable drinking water from the humidity in the air. This is our 10th Anniversary! Our machines reside on 6 continents, and are helping the residents of countries all over the world, to provide them with safe drinking water.

Now it is up to all of us to help Puerto Rico. We are working with some high school students in Dorado, P.R. who have their own GoFundMe page set up to acquire our machines to support their local communities. And we wanted to set us our own campaign to help with the same exact mission. To provide healthy and safe drinking water to the communities that desperately need it.

Help support this cause, and we will work with local organizations to provide as many machines as money is raised, along with generators, or solar power if needed. The more money raised, the more people we can help.

Any amount helps! Water From Air for Puerto Rico GoFundMe

Please join our mission and visit us on our Website, Blog, Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram .

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Nov 23

Mike Shouts Blog- “This Amazing Cooler-like Machine Will Turn Air Into Drinking Water”

Despite Earth’s 70% is covered by water, water remains a precious resource and as such many do not have access to clean, potable water. However, wherever you may be, there’s actually a water source which didn’t see. It is in plain sight, really, but invisible to our naked eyes. So where? Well, it is in the air, in the form of humidity and this machine you see here, EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator, …

See the full article HERE

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Nov 17

EcoloBlue At The Green Festival Expo

The 2016 Green Festival Expo was a huge success. Our weekend started with our EB 30 series unit showcased on KTVU Channel 2 Fox News.  During the presentation the president of The Green Festival Expo, Dr. Corinna Basler, spoke about EcoloBlue atmospheric water generators being one of her “favorite products.” We left the news station and joined other vendors at GreenFest where it did not take long for consumers to approach us to find out more about our product. Friday might have been the slowest day but we were always on our feet talking to potential customers, and several people were able to meet and chat with one of our owners and CEO, Henri- James Tieleman. Our Sales Executive, John Mortlock gave a great speech about “Water in the 21 Century.” His speech brought awareness to nationwide issues that are currently going on with water, and the solution that EcoloBlue can offer to water crises globally. People were able to not only view our products but were also able to purchase an EB30. One customer walked away happy to bring a unit home with her that day.

Saturday brought even more eco-friendly consumers to GreenFest, and great connections were made with people from all across the U.S. Our water drop mascot pleased the crowd and gave people an understanding of EcoloBlue and what was expected at our booth. We met people from Florida, New York, New Jersey, Southern California, Texas and some people from overseas that were all glad they came and learned about our EcoloBlue. People were shocked that they were drinking “water from air” and amazed as to how great the water tasted.

On top of the relationships that were made the attendees, we also became friends with the sustainable vendors that participated at GreenFest. World Progress Now, Valley Oak Dairy, Tower Garden, The Solar Company and Thanksgiving Coffee are just a few of the vendors that we meet that also support sustainability. By Sunday we were able to speak with other vendors and we were impressed to see all that is out there for sustainability including sustainable clothes, shoes, toys, kitchenware, and more. 

Overall we had a great time and established some great friendships.

Oct 25

This Customer Received An AWG As Part Of Our Donation To Flint Residents

State Representative Henry Yanez interviewed Anna Keller after she received her EB30 donation from EcoloBlue. She will no longer have to purchase bottled water and will enjoy the benefits of her AWG.

Jul 07

See EcoloBlue’s Ad in the CannaInvestor Magazine

See our ad HERE in the CannaInvestor Magazine, Page 27.

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Jul 01

ECOLOBLUE THE ​NEW AND ONLY ​SOURCE FOR “​SMART WATER ​GENERATION” (​SWG); ​ATMOSPHERIC ​WATER GENERATOR ​(AWG)

It is upon this backdrop and probable alternative (atmosphere) that EcoloBlue has developed a state of art water generation technology to complement the other sources of water from its near depletion. The technology is easy to use, adaptable and unique in its mode of operation.

It relies on the humid environment (as low as 30%) to generate pure water from the atmosphere given the fact that atmosphere contain less contaminants.  The products come in many forms; from smaller models generating 30litres of water per day suitable for homes and offices, to bigger models generating 10,000 liters of water per day suitable for a smaller communities.

Read the full article at https://thewaternetwork.com/_/xprize-water-visioneers-2016/new-vision-idea-TFp/BNyysj-j0zu4k8Fc1ibHxA

Article courtesy of: Atum Carlo Lwanga

Jun 20

New Creative Solutions To Crucial Global Problem Brings Attention To EcoloBlue

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With stories of cities and towns ravaged by natural disasters permeating the news, many companies are working on solutions to problems such as the lack of clean drinking water. One such company is EcoloBlue, which is based in Pacheco, California. The company has developed technology that converts water vapor in the air into liquid water, which can serve many purposes, including drinking water and water for daily uses, such as bathing and washing. The company primarily manufactures smaller units for homes and offices, but its technology could offer a solution in situations where clean water is scarce. Heather Jepsen, Vice President of Operations, shares the company’s story, including how its products have been marketed and how it is gaining recognition in an industry that doesn’t always immediately embrace newer technology.

Read the full article: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/06/20/solutions-brings-attention-to-company/

 

Jun 02

Real Life Examples of Plastic Pollution

IMG_0221A friend of Ecoloblue sent us these alarming pictures of a beach in Central America. On this beach you do not see beautiful sand and pretty water. Instead you see a lot of trash, mainly plastic bottles. Drinking out of a plastic water bottle may seem convenient and inexpensive, but these bottles never fully biodegrade. They also harm the ocean, according to plastic-pollution.org over 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Plastic water bottles contain chemicals that can be released in the ocean and affect sea animals for years. Unfortunately most beaches do not have recycle stations which makes the convenience of bringing a water bottle to the beach not so convenient, if you have to bring it home to recycle it. Going for a walk on the beach or letting your feet sink into the sand is no longer an option because many beaches are starting to look like the pictures shown here.

IMG_0222EcoWatch.com offers even more interesting facts about plastic pollution

  • In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles—are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day.
  • Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
  • 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.
  • Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
  • We currently recover only five percent of the plastics we produce.
  • The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year.
  • Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate.
  • The production of plastic uses around eight percent of the world’s oil production (bioplastics are not a good solution as they require food source crops).
  • Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year (source: Brita)
  • Plastic in the ocean breaks down into such small segments that pieces of plastic from a one liter bottle could end up on every mile of beach throughout the world.
  • Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.
  • 46 percent of plastics float (EPA 2006) and it can drift for years before eventually concentrating in the ocean gyres.
  • It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.
  • Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. 80 percent of pollution enters the ocean from the land.
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California and is the largest ocean garbage site in the world. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.
  • Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.
  • One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.
  • 44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies.
  • In samples collected in Lake Erie, 85 percent of the plastic particles were smaller than two-tenths of an inch, and much of that was microscopic. Researchers found 1,500 and 1.7 million of these particles per square mile.
  • Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form (with the exception of the small amount that has been incinerated).
  • Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body—93 percent of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA (a plastic chemical).
  • Some of these compounds found in plastic have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects.

Apr 18

What are you doing for Earth Day? Come visit EcoloBlue at the Oakland Zoo.

Oakland Zoo Hosts One of the Largest Earth Day Events in the East Bay

EcoloBlue will be right through the main upper entrance in Flamingo Plaza. Come say Hi!

 

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, Oakland Zoo is hosting one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the East Bay. From 10:00am – 3:00pm, more than fifty local environmental organizations are taking part in the child-friendly festivities. The public is invited to join the fun, while touring dozens of interactive Earth Stations throughout Oakland Zoo.

“Earth Day has been celebrated for forty-five years and in nearly 200 countries and Oakland Zoo joins in the celebration by producing one of the largest Earth Day events in the East Bay – Amy Gotliffe, Director of Conservation

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2016

Oakland Zoo’s Earth Day event is once again sponsored by Taiwan Tourism, the Heart of Asia and will include animal presentations, flying trapeze demonstrations by Trapeze Arts of West Oakland, a giant earth ball game, animal trivia, and two live concerts by Asheba. Additional highlights include making beaded necklaces that help people and chimpanzees in Africa, signing thank you notes to people who help animals across the world, and creating beautiful chalk art that illustrates our love of animals. Guests may donate an old cell phone for a free train ride. Recycling your cell phone helps conserve the habitat of great apes in Africa.

Entertainment aside, this day-long event is an opportunity for families to connect with nature and their favorite animals. Action for Wildlife is at the heart of Oakland Zoo’s conservation efforts. Find out how everyone can take action to help wildlife around the planet.

All ages are welcome for a day of interactive learning and animal inspired fun. The 2016 Earth Day event at Oakland Zoo is included with regular Zoo admission ($13.75 for children/seniors; $17.75 for adults; parking $8.00). Bring a used ink cartridge or cell phone to recycle and receive a free train ride.

Earth Day 2016 Schedule of Activities:

Clorox Wildlife Theater (Located in Children’s Zoo)
11:00am: Live Concert by Asheba
11:45am: Live Animal Encounters with Oakland Zoo docents
12:45pm: Live Concert by Asheba
1:30pm: Live Animal Encounters with Oakland Zoo docents

Adventures in the Meadow
11:30am: Giant Earth Ball for Little Kids
12:00pm: Wild Trapeze show with Trapeze Arts
1:30pm: Giant Earth Ball for Big Kids
2:00pm: Wild Trapeze show with Trapeze Arts

Oakland Zoo is thrilled to welcome the following organizations to Earth Day:

1. 96 Elephants
2. Act for Great Apes
3. Africa Matters
4. Amboseli Trust for Elephants
5. Animal Rescue Foundation
6. Asheba Music
7. Bay Area Air Quality Management
8. Bay Area Puma Project
9. BEAR League
10. Big Life
11. Budongo Snare Removal Project
12. California Department of Fish and Wildlife
13. California Trail
14. California Wolf Center
15. CentreValBio
16. City Slicker Farms
17. Drawing on Earth Chalk Art
18. EAST BAY MUD
19. East Bay SPCA
20. Ecoloblue
21. EWASO Lions
22. Farm Fresh to You
23. Golden Gate Audubon Society
24. Institute of the Commons
25. Kaminando Connectivity Initiative
26. Kids for the Bay
27. Marshalls Farm Honey
28. Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
29. Mountain Yellow Legged Frog Project
30. Oakland Zoo Education
31. Oakland Zoo Membership
32. Performing Animal Welfare Society
33. Project Coyote
34. Renewal By Anderson
35. Reticulated Giraffe Project
36. Rising Sun Energy Center
37. Snow Leopard Conservancy
38. SolarCity
39. Stopwaste
40. Sulfur Creek Nature Center
41. Taiwan Tourism Bureau
42. Test Prep San Francisco
43. The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research and Education
44. Trapeze Arts
45. Uganda Carnivore Program
46. US Fish and Wildlife Services
47. Ventana Wildlife Society
48. Western Pond Turtle Project
49. Wild Equity Institute
50. WildAid
51. ZooCamp at Oakland Zoo

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:
The Bay Area’s award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid’s activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide; with 25¢ from each ticket donated to support conservation partners and programs around the world. The California Trail, a transformational project that more than doubles our size, opens in 2018, and will further our commitment to animal care, education, and conservation with a focus on this state’s remarkable native wildlife. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information, go to: http://www.oaklandzoo.org

Apr 18

How would you like to win an EcoloBlue AWG?

American Songwriter Brian Lee and XFINITYSessions releasing Earth Day Concert

 

ORANGE, Va.April 18, 2016PRLog — American genre songwriter Brian Lee has teamed up with XFINITYSessions and is releasing his concert “Sessions at Willow Grove” on Earth Day 2016. The concert will be available through XFINITY on Demand starting April 22nd, 2016 and running through June 20th, 2016. The on Demand program is exclusively available through XFINITY and will be seen in over 24 million homes in the United States.

XFINITYSessions at Willow Grove is a lifestyle-based TV show set at the luxurious, intimate boutique hotel in the heart of Central Virginia that centers around the hottest musical acts of the past and present. Brian will be performing his melodic, Seattle “rain drenched” songs, heavily influenced by the concepts of environmental conservation and inner soul searching in today’s hi-technology orientated society.

As Lee reflects on the upcoming concert release, he poses this question to the world: “Songs are conventionally considered the reflection and manifestation of the society and culture of its time. But can it be the other way around? Can songs bring a change to how the society thinks and behaves as a whole? My XFINITYSessions performance at Willow Grove, my latest album, as well as initiating the EcoContest campaign is my and Kurt’s (Zendzian) answer to the question. This is our daring experiment to see if songs can indeed change this world for better. Artists are not politicians, they certainly shouldn’t be, and I am not trying to preach to people. This is just an experiment.”

Accompanying the concert this year is the first EcoContest, a “social media” photo contest for fans to celebrate preserving and restoring the Earth, with amazing prizes for winners from sustainable companies including EcoloBlue, BigR Audio Headphones, and others.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Venone PR | (707) 479-6882 | info@venonepr.com

ABOUT BRIAN LEE:

Seattle-based singer songwriter Brian Lee has released friendly-sounding albums filled with real-life sentiments & mementos that were produced by Franchot Tone and Jim McGorman.

ABOUT XFINITYSessions:

XFINITYSessions is entering its 2nd year partnering with the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia to showcase intimate concerts. Produced and Directed by Kurt Zendzian, past performers include: David Duchovny, Nick Lachey, AWOLNATION, The Tenors, Johnny Gill, Em Rossi, Marc Broussard, Laura Michelle, amongst others.

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