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Learn and Share a Climate Change Fact Every Day

Learn and Share a Climate Change Fact Every Day You know the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well have you ever heard “a facet about climate change that is learned and shared with others helps inspire change”? Ok you caught me, I just made that up. But it is true, … Continued

Fast Fashion

Everyone wants to keep up with the latest fashion trends and look like the celebrities that they idolize, but what is the cost of this? As everything comes with a price, so does fashion. The fast fashion industry is booming in the US and worldwide.     What is Fast Fashion? Fast fashion is clothes … Continued

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

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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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 3: 2020 Sustainability Challenge- Understanding What You Can Recycle

Guest Post By Kristen Vidmar, DLDT Associate Board Member Why Take This Challenge? Do you often find recycling confusing? You are not the only one! It is difficult to know what is accepted or not because the accepted materials (plastics, glass, cardboard, metals, etc.) that can be recycled are based on a couple of different … Continued

Eat at MELT on Wednesdays in March!

Eat and drink at MELT this month on any Wednesday and 20% goes to Drink Local Drink Tap! You can show your server this PDF attachment on your phone or print it. Thank you for your support! Fun fact about Melt– They #SKIPTHESTRAW ! MELT 20% CHARITY FLYER

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How to Approach Your Local Retailer about Plastic Bags

For those of you who were able to come to the December 4th, 2018 Ideastream/ League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland’s panel discussion on Plastics and Lake Erie, thank you. As promised we want to help you approach your local retailers with the idea of supporting the use of reusable bags. Each year, 22 … Continued

Cape Town Drought: How We Can Help

Written by: Clara Rose, Intern Today, Cape Town, South Africa is in the midst of its worst drought in 30 years (Source). As climate change worsens, so do natural disasters. Unfortunately, droughts as significant as Cape Town’s are expected to occur more frequently in the future. In addition, the people most vulnerable to climate change … Continued

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Wading with Water Bottle Filters

It’s no secret that here at Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. that we believe properly managed tap water beats bottled water hands down. So, for those of you out there who might still be drinking bottled water, we’ve done a little research on popular portable water filters as a way to help kick the bottled … Continued

Water & The New Administration Official Statement

It is 2017 and we have a new president of the United States. Within the first few weeks of his administration, Donald Trump has already exercised a variety of executive orders. Generally speaking, Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. does not take a political stance on issues. Keeping with that tradition, this statement is not designed … Continued

Our Responsibility

Our responsibility, to each other It’s been a record year for DLDT in Uganda. We’ve made three trips, celebrated our 4 year mark on our first borehole at St. Bonaventure Primary School, built 6 projects, started funding, installing and monitoring bio-sand filters in the Katanga slum, have trained over 150 people on water committee leadership … Continued

Kinetico Dealer friends, passionate about safe water #ItTakesAVillage

  (This is a guest blog from Chris Knippa, the owner of Kinetico San Antonio, an independent Kineticodealer in Texas. The trip Chris is writing about was neither attended nor affiliated with Drink Local, Drink Tap. But he shares our mission of helping provide clean drinking water to the people of Uganda.)   Here in the United States, … Continued

It’s beach cleanup season!

Join us April through October each year to clean up Perkins Beach at upper Edgewater Park (Cleveland Metroparks Reservation), Cleveland, OH. See Facebook for details! June 27th 10-noon Facebook Event (Perkins Beach) July 25th 10-noon with Afterparty! (main beach, lower Edgewater) August 29th 10-noon (Perkins Beach) September 12th in partnership with the Great Lake Erie Boat … Continued

Off to Africa: Biosand filters, rainwater harvest, monitoring

I’m off to Africa… Photo by: Erin Huber December 2014 In two weeks, I’ll be going to east Africa once again to work on sustainable water projects with Drink Local. Drink Tap.. I am honored that I’ll be accompanied by David Christof and he will see the fruits of his labors, we will be implementing our first rainwater … Continued


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