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Each year, 35 billion plastic water bottles are thrown in the trash in the United States alone, and they are 100 percent recyclable. 90 percent of the trash that covers the ocean’s surface is plastic. Plastic bottles break down in the oceans and become ingested by birds and other marine life. Plus, the total carbon footprint of one 500 ml (16.9 oz) bottle of water is 828g of carbon dioxide. Water transported from overseas can have an even higher footprint!  Since an estimated 50 to 80 percent of all life on earth is found under the ocean’s surface, it’s up to humans to do something that will keep trash out or our oceans. Check out our infographic to learn how you can reduce your water footprint by drinking local. 

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Vehicles For Veterans

Vehicles For Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit vehicle donation program benefiting disabled veterans.Our program offers a simple alternative to selling or trading in your unwanted vehicle and provides you with free towing and a tax deduction. You can help disabled veterans by donating a car, truck, boat, RV, ATV, or motorcycle, whether the vehicle runs or not. For more information, go to www.vehiclesforveterans.org.