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Thursday Getaway: Embracing Simplicity with Kirsten Rickert

August 14, 2015

Stop what you're doing and take a moment to gaze at some of the beautiful photos of everyday life (and motherhood) that our friend Kirsten Rickert posts on Instagram, here. When you do so, you'll realize it's no wonder that Vogue UK recently named Kirsten one of "10 women who capture motherhood at its most beautiful, via Instagram." 

On her website, Kirsten explains why, in 2011, her family decided "that we would no longer be consumers of plastic toys..." She goes on: "... since then we have not purchased new plastic toys or accepted them as gifts. Plastic toys no longer enter our home. We are inspired by Waldorf philosophy, which supports our no plastic policy and helps us remain environmentally conscious. I do well to create a small ‘western family’ footprint, but I often feel, with further education and inspiration, I can do better."

We're not the only ones who love Kirsten's simple, beautiful, plastic-free lifestyle, but we were thrilled to team up with her to help spread the word that bringing your own bottle wherever you go is infinitely more beautiful than single-use hydration. Here's how Kirsten describes it in her blog post: 

"We all sense deep down that we can not continue producing ‘use once’ throw away plastic, and as our awareness increases other options and ways of being arise. Thankfully companies like Klean Kanteen are already helping us on this path, to create a change, that will write a better future. Many of us know now that we do not leave our home without our refillable water bottle or coffee cup, and in doing this daily we are training our children and caring for our future. If you can remember your smart phone, and keys, you can remember your water bottle! Be empowered, you will feel the beauty flow!" 

You can enter Kirsten's Klean Kanteen giveaway here.

 


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Thursday Getaway: Groundwater Explained

August 06, 2015

This exceptionally well crafted video is a great reminder of the interconnectedness of everything here on Earth. As this video puts it, " Drawing from one source can deplete the other,” and: “If we keep managing water this way, we put the whole system at risk.” Take a few moments to watch this short video and learn about the disconnect between current water policy and the scientific facts of our water sources. This article from TakePart writes: "Scientists may understand the interconnectedness of the water system—that wells and streams can draw from the same source “is accepted as a basic principle of hydrogeology,” according toProPublic. But the cause and effect isn’t taken into account when it comes to water policy and water rights." 

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Thursday Getaway: Floydfest 2015 is Here!

July 23, 2015

 

At this point in the week, we suspect you're in the mood to get out and enjoy the world outside of your computer screen, but it's Thursday, and you can't–yet. Don't despair! We've got just the thing to make you smile, daydream or draw inspiration from for your weekend, which is just around the corner.

FloydFest is an independent, grassroots, multi-genre family-friendly outdoor music festival that takes place in the beautiful mountain town of Floyd, Virginia. Now in its thirteenth year, FloydFest welcomes over a hundred bands, along with nine uniquely different performance stages and a myriad of experiential offerings for the entire family. We're proud to partner with this event for so many reasons, but we're most full of pride for our ability to work together to reduce single-use waste. 

Several years ago, Klean Kanteen and FloydFest installed a commercial well on the event site, making it possible to provide free drinking water to all festival patrons. The immediate impact? We eliminated the waste of over 50,000 single-use plastic water bottles throughout that very weekend. We continue to partner with this epic event to reduce single-use waste by providing free mountain water to all guests, all weekend long. 

This year's FloydFest just kicked off, and we're excited to be a part of such an amazing event, yet again! Swing by and say hello to us, and enjoy a beautiful weekend in the mountains! 


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Thursday Getaway: FloydFest, Pure Summertime Joy

June 04, 2015

At this point in the week, we suspect you're in the mood to get out and enjoy the world outside of your computer screen, but it's Thursday, and you can't–yet. Don't despair! We've got just the thing to make you smile, daydream or draw inspiration from for your weekend, which is just around the corner.

Floydfest is coming up this July, and we're counting down the days already. Watch the video above to get a feel for what Floydfest is all about, and buy your tickets here


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