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Climate Change and Its Effects: Can We Undo it?

Climate Change and Its Effects: Can We Undo it?

Climate change, linked to global warming, has been misunderstood and mischaracterized by many.
For those people living in climates experiencing polar vortexes, the common theme is to laugh and say “thanks, global warming!” 
The reality is the Earth is heating up, but that doesn’t just mean the entire planet is warmer all the time in every location. 
Instead, it means that the planet’s weather patterns are changing. We’re now experiencing irregular weather and while some places experience things like a polar vortex, others have warmer than normal temperatures.
Beyond the Well

Beyond the Well

Enjoy this deep dive into some of the reasons why we have chosen to work with Water for Good. Also, don't forget to be incredibly proud when you read this, because by being a Yuhme change maker you truly do make a difference in the lives of people in the Central African Republic.

Who better to ask these questions than David DeArmey- the Director of International Partnerships at Water for Good.  Thank you David for sharing your knowledge!

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using the World's Most Eco-Friendly Reusable Water Bottle with a Purpose

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using the World's Most Eco-Friendly Reusable Water Bottle with a Purpose

When aiming to live as sustainably as possible, we must be mindful of the whole process behind the things we use, buy and consume. And that’s exactly what Alex & Alex, the power couple behind Yuhme, chose to do when they wanted to create a product that combined their passion for not only sport but also for the outdoors and giving back to people in need. 
Five things you can do to make an impact to the world around you

Five things you can do to make an impact to the world around you

Lots of posts have been circulating the internet recently on whether we are shooting ourselves in the foot, so to speak when it comes to being sustainable. More specifically the discussion has been around the fact of whether it is necessary to buy all these sustainable products in order to “be sustainable”?

One can start by asking what does “being sustainable” mean to you? 
Part 3- Elephants and Water

Part 3- Elephants and Water

After the rain stops we head off to pick up our guide, no journey in this country is a simple route A to B, there is always a detour or someone to pick up. When we reach the guides camp he isn’t there but of course there are two other guys that know where he is. Not for the first time plans change and we head off to the town of Bayanga. Driving in the CAR is essentially slower than running, the inhospitality of the roads has to be seen to be believed...
Part 2-  This is Africa

Part 2- This is Africa

After surviving Neil Armstrong’s lobotomy, which I presume is a control for ebola or yellow fever,  I move into what i assume to be the next room, but later discover is actually the main body of the airport. The room is like an over-packed club where the doorman has let in too many people, on top of that there appears to be a random queuing system whereby other people show up and deliver other people’s passports? These people then go to the front of the queue and I’m like the rest of the athletes at a Usain Bolt 100m race, just disappearing backwards.
Untold stories

Untold stories

Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, is a bustling town settled in between the rolling hills along the OuBangui river. As I am writing this the rainy season is drawing to its end and the trees on the hills are deep green, birds are busy catching insects and flowers are growing seemingly overnight, invading the city with lush vegetation.  The roads are covered with red mud and the river is dark bulging and rushing past over big grey rocks. Fishermen fighting the current in wobbly dugout canoes as they cast their nets.  In a couple of months this place will look a lot different, the river will be low and big sand banks will appear, looking like exotic islands with sparkling white sand in the clear water. The fishermen will be wading out into the water to collect their nets. 
Part 1- The road to the Central African Republic

Part 1- The road to the Central African Republic

Then I see it, the expanse of green lushness interspersed by, what I will learn are the red, sandy roads that typify the Central African Republic. For two years now we have donated six months of clean water to Water for Good for every Yuhme water bottle we have sold and now I’m in the CAR to see first hand what the impact of this money has been. The feeling of calm and contentment and purpose fills me as the stifling heat hits me as we disembark, then an altogether different feeling hits me as a thermometer is shoved in my ear by a man in something that resembles a space suit. Welcome to Africa!   
Evolution of the sustainable water bottle

Evolution of the sustainable water bottle

Well, I might be opening a can of worms here but even worms deserve to be free, so here goes, strap yourselves in for a ride with me through the ev...
The secrets of a recycling expert

The secrets of a recycling expert

We have had the amazing honor to steal a few moments of Mats Torring’s time and will now share this legends thoughts with you guys. He is a business developer at Stena Recycling, and some would call him a recycling expert. 
These blog posts will hopefully provide you with fact, figures, and knowledge about a variety of issues that align with Yuhme and our mission...

These blog posts will hopefully provide you with fact, figures, and knowledge about a variety of issues that align with Yuhme and our mission...

We are starting our new blogging series/commitment by giving you a blog post a month. These blog posts will hopefully provide you with fact, figures, and knowledge about a variety of issues that align with Yuhme and our mission. In case you have forgotten our mission- Yuhme stands for You Us Humanity Me Environment. Meaning our cornerstones are Humanity, Environment and you the Consumer. More often than not these blog posts will be centered around an expert that will be interviewed by us.
Grief has to take some responsibility for pebble magazine, the award winning sustainable lifestyle magazine that I’ve built from scratch over the last year and a half.

Grief has to take some responsibility for pebble magazine, the award winning sustainable lifestyle magazine that I’ve built from scratch over the last year and a half.

It launched 6 months to the day after losing my stepfather to a sudden and devastating terminal cancer diagnosis. After he’d gone (just a month later), life didn’t, couldn’t, return to normal – which was working as a travel journalist for anyone that would pay me.