We pulled up to the village in a caravan of Toyotas. I wasn’t prepared for the emotion I would feel as I saw the children lined up with signs and jerry cans. My throat felt tight as I smiled and walked through the happy line of children. Even small children are not exempt from carrying water. In rural Ethiopia it’s a way of life that begins at a young age.
Drum roll please……….!! So in my ever increasing futility to write better blog posts I might have overlooked one small factor that is actually the reason of why we do, what we do. So you all know that for every bottle we sell we give 6 months clean water to someone in the Central African Republic through our partner Water for Good. But we actually donate to a specific village in the Central African Republic called Gbokoulou, this is why we do, what we do. It’s that simple!
And you are going to start it right with a water bottle that reflects your attitude, your want to make a positive change in your life. A bottle that looks as good as you’re going to look but that has the heart of you as well. A bottle that reminds you why you’re doing what you’re doing, that gives something to someone else and that is environmentally speaking the best one you can get out there. A Yuhme water bottle sounds perfect! CO2 negative, made from sugarcane and for every bottle we sell we give 6 months of clean water to someone in the Central African Republic. The best part is that you avoid single-use plastic and you drink from a bottle without toxins such as bpa or phthalates.
Climate Change, by the time it takes effect, will rob me of nothing. I will likely be dead or a very old man waiting for that final nail in the proverbial coffin but this isn’t about us. It’s about what we leave behind, the only thing of any real worth that we leave, the next generation, our children. We now stand in the unique position of deciding what kind of future our children and grandchildren inherit, and history will judge us accordingly. Will we gift the future of humanity a life equivalent to that of the starving Polar Bear or will, as so many before us have failed to do, learn the failures of our past and give our children the chance to walk their own path on humanity’s journey?
It is both infinite and finite. You cannot see it, feel it or touch it, in fact it has no physical presence in the universe whatsoever. But we live with it every moment of our lives, it follows us through life. It influences nearly every decision we make in one way or another and we have no way of controlling it. You can see it equally in the faces of the young as you can the old but the young have no understanding of its existence whereas the old are often painfully aware