By Megan Vick
In December, our Charity Spotlight was on the Rotary Foundation and Rotary International. In Cary, North Carolina, the Rotary Club of Cary-Kildaire collaborated with the Rotary Club of Mussoorie, India. These two clubs collaborated to provide sanitation and pure drinking water facilities to three schools in India. I was able to ask Scott Rossi a bit more about the completion of the project.
Fridge Filters:Scott, can you tell us more about the project and its completion?
Scott Rossi: The first phase of the ‘Purified Drinking Water System and Sanitary Facility Project’ undertaken by the clubs was dedicated to the students of MY Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, Gandhi Niwas, Mussoorie on Monday, 27th June 2011. Read More
By Megan Vick
What is The Rotary Foundation?
Rotary began over 100 years ago in Illinois and now has approximately 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Since its creation in 1917, The Rotary Foundation has grown into a global force for good, thanks to the generosity of Rotarians and friends of Rotary who share our vision for a better world. Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Read More
By Megan Vick
Fridge Filters Cares
What is Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is an organization dedicated to providing safe, affordable, decent housing to families in need. Most Americans know of HFH as a volunteer organization. Maybe you’ve even volunteered through your school, your church, or your job! HFH has become an international household name sheltering over 2 million people across the globe.
What do they do? How does it help?
Simply put, Habitat for Humanity builds homes for people. Home ownership is a very important part of life for many. It creates personal wealth by dealing with equity, savings, and personal credit. Read More
By Megan Vick
Fridge Filters Cares
Here at Fridge Filters, we believe everyone should have clean, good quality drinking water. Most of us reading this are lucky enough to have it. So what can we do about nearly one billion people on our planet who don’t have access to a source of clean drinking water?
We care! Fridge Filters will be sponsoring a Charity Spotlight to showcase the groups out there bringing clean water to those less fortunate. We will be donating to these charities. Will you?
At Fridge Filters, we have the best customers. Now, we want you to know why we are the best place to get your refrigerator water filters! Read More
Thanks so much for all the great comments again this week! Today’s feedback comes from Sally from Silver Springs NV, Francis from St. Louis MO, and Elizabeth from Thornton CO.
Easy to find the right part…
“Fridgefilters hosts a web site that is extremely easy to navigate. As part of their excellent customer service, they send you email reminders to reorder, the frequency of which you determine yourself. Their prices are extremely competitive, and their shipping options are many. I highly recommend Fridgefilters for all of your home filter needs.” – Francis R.
Easy to order…
“I am very happy with the quality of the merchandise and extremely happy with the ease in which it was ordered and sent to me. Read More
What’s 40-feet tall and can devour 150,000 refrigerators a year? The new GE UNTHA Recycling Technology (URT) system. According to reports from GE The URT reduces landfill waste by 85% and allows them to recover around 95% of the insulating foam used in their fridges. The URT was designed as part of GE’s participation in the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal program (RAD). Instead of throwing out those clunky old fridges and having them take up space in a landfill, GE is reusing the parts to make brand new appliances.
I love the idea that steps are being taken to recycle appliances, unfortunately the service is only available in a few states right now. Read More
We really appreciate the extra time you take to tell us how we’re doing and provide reviews on our service. Today’s feedback comes from Sarah from San Francisco, CA; David from Aiken, SC. and Raymond from Florida. Thank you very much for the great feedback!
“I have ordered many times from this vendor and they are consistently excellent. Great service on the phone, too, if you have to call them.” – Sarah L.
“Great prices, easy purchase process, and they don’t soak you on shipping. Order was at my house in just a couple of days! Great folks to deal with…thanks!” – David J. Read More
I came across this article from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) where they tested 10 major brands of bottled water and found common chemical pollutants present in some samples. The report claims that bottled water from the Walmart brand (Sam’s Choice) and Giant Foods’ Acadia brand contained trihalomethanes, a disinfectant byproduct, in levels that exceed California standards for safe drinking water. The bottles tested came from manufacturing plants from several states, but some states tested far better than others. So what does it all mean?
First, you should know that the state of California has stricter standards for public drinking water than the rest of the country. Read More
Outsourced. It’s a term you’ve heard used more and more often over the last few years. Many companies have relocated manufacturing and customer service positions overseas, presumably to cut down on labor costs. At a time when unemployment rates are high many Americans are finding it hard to get a job making a decent wage. In an effort to counter the trend of outsourcing consumers are voting with their wallets and buying American made goods instead of foreign products as often as possible. This Consumer Report goes into detail about which appliances are still made in the U.S. Read More
Want to save money? Want to help the planet out? Try one of these green-friendly bottles recommended by Time.com. Single use PET plastic bottles are not the best way to get your water. For one thing, you would not want to refill a PET plastic bottle to reuse it as a drinking bottle because over time the stress placed on the bottle makes it more likely to leach harmful chemicals (like endocrine disruptors) into your water. So not only are these chemicals endocrine disruptors (that means bad for your body’s natural hormone production), but they also add a bad taste to the water. Read More