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2009-05-15 09:10:00

American Grown bottle, made from plants not crude oil, fits sustainability program WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines announced today they have selected PRIMO water as the exclusive bottled water offered with their new Premium Coach Meal program and as a key addition to their newly executed sustainability program. The new Premium Meals are now available for purchase on all flights between the mainland US and Hawaii. The PRIMO water bottle is the only nationally...

2009-05-08 06:55:00

New "Drop the Bottle!" program aims to save the environment while saving students money CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking bottled water isn't just an American obsession, it's a bad habit. And it's one that doesn't just put the consumer at direct risk but threatens the environment as well. Since plastic virtually lasts forever, it's filling up our landfills and oceans, infiltrating major ecosystems, seeping into plants, and being eaten by animals that can't eliminate the toxin....

2009-05-06 08:17:00

Students can search by themes such as Backpacking and Best Cities for Singles WALTHAM, Mass., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online student and faculty travel provider StudentUniverse.com today introduced the new "FarePlay" feature to help travelers search destinations and airfares faster and easier than ever just in time for the busy summer travel season. The FarePlay service allows students to search for cheap airfares by region of the world or by theme such as Popular European Cities or...

2009-04-29 09:49:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New Wave Enviro Products Inc is proud to offer their new Better Water Bottle Filter and Corn Based Bottle to its line of money saving, green living, reusable water products. The bottle filter provides pure, clean drinking water and can be reused 90 times. The corn-based bottle takes merely 80 days to degrade in a commercial compost: a winning combination for preserving the environment and providing healthy, good tasting water. (Photo:...

2009-04-03 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In the current economy, Americans are looking for ways to live better for less. PUR has teamed up with top health and environmental experts Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg & Elizabeth Rogers to offer guidance on how to incorporate simple, budget-friendly changes into any daily routine... Turn the thermostat back. Save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling bills by simply turning the thermostat back 10-15% for 8 hours.(i) Use ceiling fans....

2009-04-02 07:00:00

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Your Spending with a New Alternative to Disposable Bottled Water MIRAMAR, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Earth Day, Applica Consumer Products, Inc., marketer and distributor of a wide range of small home appliances, introduces Clear2Go(TM) water bottle with filter -- an innovative product set to inspire consumers to change their behavior by adopting a new alternative to disposable bottled water. Why develop a water bottle with a built-in...

2009-04-01 06:45:00

Backpack allows parents to take an active role in their children's education while giving teachers more time to teach CHICAGO, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Metaphor Software (http://www.metaphorsoftware.com), a leading Education Software firm, has announced the release of Backpack, the first On-Demand Social Student Information System product of its kind, designed to revolutionize SIS, starting with the ability to centrally manage an entire school district. Backpack has two components: Backpack...

2009-03-20 05:29:00

BASINGSTOKE, England, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- - Latest Global Beverage Forecasts from Canadean The combined forces of the economic downturn and environmental pressures are causing a sharp slowdown in the global bottled water market, according to a recent analysis by global beverage industry specialists, Canadean. The situation is most marked in the USA, where Canadean is forecasting annual growth of under 1% for the next five years. This is a significant deceleration from the...

2009-03-19 07:00:00

States Still Face Shortfalls, Spend on Bottled Water BOSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since being designated by the United Nations in 1992, World Water Day has been anything but a Hallmark holiday. Devoted to raising awareness and spurring action around the global water crisis, the holiday has been a flashpoint for protest over water privatization. This year has been no different. During the corporate-driven World Water Forum in Istanbul, hundreds have taken to the streets to...

2008-12-12 08:02:00

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- GearMax USA Ltd., a Richmond, Virginia-based manufacturer of innovative and patent-pending backpacks, announced today that rather than go through the traditional route for their 2009 advertising campaign, they have instead decided to open it up to the world full of amateur producers and students. They have also put their money where their mouth is, offering over $6,000 in cash and prizes to go to the winning entries. "With the talent that's out...