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Donate your pocket change to make a change

Donating your monthly pocket change towards an amazing cause can truly make an impact on one person’s life. Drink Local Drink Tap is partnering with RoundUp which will allow you to donate your change on monthly credit card transactions towards clean water. How it works: RoundUp is an app that you authorize to round up … Continued

Inspiring Action- Celebrate World Water Day March 22nd!

At DLDT, we’ve been celebrating the United Nations World Water Day with youth since 2010. It is a day founded in 1993 by the United Nations and is now celebrated in every country in the world. We are now in the International Decade of Water and Sustainable Development (2018-2028). At DLDT, we are hard at … Continued

Start a birthday fundraiser to support clean water

We’ve made it easy for you to donate your birthday to clean water! Follow these four easy steps … Water is life and everyone needs it. Many of us have enough ‘stuff’ and giving back also gives us a way to do good in the world. What better way to celebrate your special day than … Continued

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Gratitude for our Associate Board

As you read this, over a dozen volunteers serve on Drink Local Drink Tap’s Associate Board. Founded in May of 2018 and led by board member Michael Ruttinger, they have developed into a truly wonderful team. Since then, jobs have changed, babies have come, homes have been bought and wedding celebrations had, and they’ve stayed … Continued

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World Toilet Day – Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change

Fact: 4.2 Billion people lack safe sanitation November 19th is World Toilet Day. A day started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global sanitation and hygiene issues. This year, we are exploring sustainable sanitation and climate change. How do they interact? How can toilets help fight climate change? To improve this crisis, Drink … Continued

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Week 37: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Plogging

Why Take this Challenge? Litter is a troubling problem. We can find it virtually anywhere – our cities, our suburbs, even our national parks. It is sickening to think that our only way to escape it’s seeming omnipresence is by penetrating to the deepest parts of the world’s uninhabited places. Even then, we may not … Continued

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Week 36: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Use Rain Barrels to Help with Water Sustainability

Why Take This Challenge? Stormwater (rain and snow) flushes material into storm drains, including trash, dirt, oil and other pollutants. Some stormwater goes to water treatment facilities and is treated and released into Lake Erie, clean and clear. However, when rains are heavy sewers can overflow, sending untreated water – including raw sewage and other … Continued

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Greater Cleveland Water Equity Partners

Drink Local Drink Tap has been proud to serve with the Greater Cleveland Water Equity Partners (GCWEP) for the past 4+ years since its inception. As part of the U. S. Water Alliance’s city-focused water equity improvement efforts, Cleveland participated with six other US cities for two years in exploring water equity issues. Through this … Continued

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Announcement: Earth Hero and Drink Local Drink Tap Team Up!

Drink Local Drink Tap and Earth Hero have teamed up to make #Waves4Change! As of October 2020, Drink Local Drink Tap is proud to announce our official Affiliate relationship with Earth Hero! Earth Hero is ‘an eco-friendly online marketplace, EarthHero has done the work so you don’t have to. You can pick from products that are … Continued

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Week 34: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Buy Reusable Containers for Gifts Instead of Wrapping Paper

Why Take This Challenge? We spend billions each year on something that’s forgotten in minutes. According to a report from Sundale Research, Americans spent $12.7 billion on gift wrap in 2017. The majority of wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift bags are not recyclable in most circumstances, according to Earth911. The glossy, laminated finish makes gift … Continued

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Week 31: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Rid Your Work of a Single-use Item or Improve Office Recycling

Why Take This Challenge? Employers often make decisions about waste based on how they can save money, and how they think their competitors are spending. Employees can influence these decisions by drawing attention to issues that impact their satisfaction at work, particularly if they make positive changes that can be advertised for public relations. Maybe … Continued

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Week 26: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Use Alternate Transportation

Why Take This Challenge? If you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, reducing your vehicle emissions is a great place to start. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 28% of the greenhouse gas emissions being released into the atmosphere come from vehicle transportation (https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks ). Additionally, driving a car requires … Continued

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Week 25: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Buy Local

Why Take This Challenge? Your food often travels a great distance before it lands on your plate, and both the transportation and production of large-scale produce production takes a negative toll on the environment. Shipping food across the globe requires the use of busses, trains, airplanes, and ships, which all use oil and generate massive … Continued

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Week 22: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Recycling!

What is happening? The City of Cleveland has not renewed its contract for recycling, so the contents of our recycling bins are now headed for the landfill every week.  Mayor Frank Jackson confirmed that the recycling contract had not been renewed because it becomes too costly to sort recyclable materials and blamed residents for not … Continued

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Week 21: #Waves4Change 2020 Sustainability Challenge: Speak Up About Rollback Of Epa Water Protection Laws

What is Happening? The Trump administration finalized a substantial rollback of EPA rules and regulations under the Clean Water Act that will make it easier to discharge pollutant into America’s streams and waterways. The Clean Water Act was enacted in 1948 and significantly amended in 1972 with the goal to establish regulations around discharging pollutants … Continued

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