To say that I have a girl crush on Annie Leonard would be a ginormous understatement. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and a shameless tree-hugging hippie. Seriously, I LURV her. If you’ve never seen her Story of Stuff, go watch it now. Sure you won’t be able to sleep for at least a week, but watch it anyway.
Yesterday was World Water Day. I know, shame on me for not remembering it yesterday. I’ve donated my twitter status (once a day for the entire week) to World Water Week in penance. Now, rather than climb onto my phalate-and-paraben-free, environmentally sustainable, fair-trade-certified soap box and tell you why bottled water is almost as evil as Rod Stewart, I’m going to let my girl crush Annie do it for me:
If you’re all widgey about BPA’s and don’t know where to find a safe water bottle, I’ve got your back. (And no, I’m not getting anything from these companies. Pinky swears.)
You can go the stainless steel route. I use Kleen Kanteen’s Wine Karafe. I can personally guarantee that while it holds an entire bottle of wine, it also works with plain old water. I just like the wider mouth (that’s what she said) for cleaning. The stainless steel is non-reactive, so the bottle isn’t coated with a creepy lining like most aluminum bottles.
There’s also the glass route. I just found these adorable polka dotted numbers from lifefactory. They also have the wide mouth (chicka bow now) and are even machine washable. I hear they’re a little heavier than the steel bottles, but you just don’t get any safer than glass – unless you consider the sharp shards that will hack through my tendons when I doubtlessly drop and break the damn thing. Hmmm.
I just ordered one so we’ll see how well that silicon sleeve works at breaking falls. Maybe I need my own personal silicon sleeve to minimize personal injury. Maybe I’ve gone completely off topic. Maybe I should just stop while I’m ahead.
Oh and um yeah…even though Annie says we don’t need so much “stuff” in our lives, that doesn’t mean YOU don’t need your very own hand made mushroom crafted by your favorite Elly. Enter to win!