World Water Day Celebrates Water, Partnerships, Volunteerism
- posted on: March 12, 2014
- posted by: 21 Acres
Our friends at the Woodinville Weekly just wrote this nice article about World Water Day being celebrated at 21 Acres:
March 11 — HaloSource, the global water technology company headquartered in Bothell, is partnering with 21 Acres, a sustainable living farm and education center in Woodinville, for World Water Day on Friday, March 21.
World Water Day raises awareness around water and energy issues to promote more sustainable and equitable choices. Water is essential to human existence and there are increasing demands on this finite resource.
Worldwide, 1.3 billion people currently live without electricity, 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion people are without sanitation.
HaloSource is dedicated to making water better through patented innovation that removes contaminants, kills bacteria as well as viruses, and supports conservation to raise the bar in returning water to its purer and natural state.
“We are delighted to team with 21 Acres on such a critical event as we raise the awareness of water issues and water conservation around the world,” said a HaloSource spokesperson. “Every year our organization takes a day to build the kind of company we all desire to work in by reviewing employee surveys and creating an employee and leadership owned vision for our small but mighty global company.
“The entire headquarters team will volunteer on the 21 Acres Farm to make an impact in the local area. Our China and India offices are also utilizing the day to make a difference in their own respective markets.”
Gretchen Garth, founder and board president of 21 Acres, says she is delighted to partner with a business that shares similar values of the organization including environmental conservation and sustainability.
“One of the innovative features of the new green building, in addition to the generation of renewable energy,” Garth says, “is the water treatment system with a living roof and rain gardens. Systems designed to filter stormwater on site, removing pollutants and recharging the natural groundwater. This is one of the drivers that helped elevate the building to achieve LEED Platinum certification.”