The following excerpts from the article, “LifeStraw Personal Water Filter’ are taken from eartheasy.com. LifeStraw is the award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide you with safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The ideal water filter for hiking & camping, travel, emergency preparedness & survival, LifeStraw makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.
LifeStraw has received significant accolades since its original design was invented in 2005.Time Magazine named LifeStraw the “Best Invention of 2005.” In 2008, it won the Saatchi and Saatchi Award for “World Changing Ideas”.
The LifeStraw personal water filter enables users to drink water safely from contaminated water sources. LifeStraw is ideal for homeowners during emergencies such as local flooding which can contaminate drinking water supplies. LifeStraw is also ideal for campers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. Because LifeStraw is lightweight and compact, it is also great for travelers who do not want to rely on the quality of local water.
The following Youtube video was uploaded on Mar 12, 2009 – Interview with Mikkel Vestergaard, CEO of Vestergaard Frandsen, on CNN about the inspiration for and challenges of designing and developing the LifeStraw water purifiers.
Since 2005, LifeStraw has been used in developing countries to assist in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for clean drinking water. We’re excited to help launch this useful product in North America.
This next video, “The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Review ” was uploaded Sept. 19, 2011:
To see an impressive list of Features & Benefits click on the link at the end of this blog.
For every LifeStraw® water filter sold, we provide a child in Africa with clean water for an entire school year.
When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® filter, we use part of the funds to donate LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in Africa. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver clean, safe water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water.
Eartheasy’s goal is to provide clean water to 500 schools in Kenya in 2014. Thank you for supporting this mission!