In honor of Father’s Day I thought it would be a good idea to talk about giving back to the environment and how to maintain it so we can continue to have more Father’s Days in the future!
An extremely easy way to give back to the environment is to cut back on the amount of plastic water bottles we all use and throw away. These bottles go straight to the landfill. Recycling is good, but not using these plastic bottles in the first place is even better!
I know you have been told to recycle hundreds of times, but you don’t feel like you are making a difference by just recycling the bottles that you personally use. You really want to have an effect on other people too. This is where Restaurant Source comes in! Restaurant Source now carries the Elkay Water Fountain With Bottle Filling Station. You may ask how this drinking fountain is going to help save the environment compared to other drinking fountains? Well, that’s what I, Dennis Koin, a restaurant owner, am here to tell you!
The best thing about this drinking fountain is that it has a visual user interface display which includes a Green Ticker that actually keeps track of the number of bottles saved from the landfill every time someone takes a drink! It also encourages people to drink more water by filling up a reusable water bottle.
This is a great way to monitor your green progress because it allows people to actually see the impact that they have and the amount of landfill space you are saving! I like to compare this water fountain to a pedometer scenario. People who wear pedometers tend to walk further because they see the numbers for the amount of calories burned and the distance walked actually increasing which motivates them to walk more. Say someone walks 2.72 miles. Rather then stopping, this person will most likely continue to walk until they reach 3 miles because it psychologically seems so much closer then if they were not to have the pedometer constantly monitoring their progress.
This water fountain is GREAT for schools, community centers, airports, movie theaters, and really anywhere that the general public can access. They are also great if you want to boost employee/student morale in your restaurant kitchen, office building, schools etc because you can instigate certain goals and your employees/students can easily monitor their progress. You can even have competitions with other locations! The interactivity is also great for schools because it encourages kids to drink more water then soda or high sugar juices, therefore aiding the school in doing their part to decrease childhood obesity, a growing trend.