Ms. Fizz | March 22nd, 2013 |
It’s my favorite day of the whole year! Today is World Water Day, our annual holiday where we get to focus on the importance of freshwater in our lives.
The theme of this year’s World Water Day is water cooperation. Everything involving water management around the globe requires cooperation between multiple people, both locally and internationally. Whether we’re building a water pump in an African village or irrigating a farm, we need to work together in order to succeed. When we share our resources and manage them with social responsibility, greater sustainability and peace will be achieved throughout the world!
Just take a look at these eye-opening stats.*
783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly 11% of the world’s population. (WHO/UNICEF)
Around 700,000 children die
Ms. Fizz | March 16th, 2013 |
Top of the morning to ya! I’m a big fan of St. Paddy’s Day because it’s all about the green–the color, of course, but it’s also a great time to think about going green too. Here are some tips for how to celebrate in an ecofriendly way this year.
1. If you want to avoid a pinch, make sure to wear something green! But to wear something with DOUBLE the green, opt for clothing that’s gentle on the environment. Head to a thrift store for some good old fashioned recycling or choose eco-friendly fabrics like sustainable cotton.
2. Go ahead and celebrate with a pint! But if you’re going to drink green beer, try to sip on something organic. Check out this list of organic brews and ecofriendly breweries. (And don’t forget to recycle those bottles!)
3. If the weather cooperates, try to…
Ms. Fizz | March 12th, 2013 |
Hi again, fizzers! I just got back from the International Housewares Association show in Chicago and cannot wait to share with you all the fun announcements. After SodaStream’s recent honor of being named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2013 by Fast Company (thank you!), the excitement–and expectations–could not have been higher. But let me tell you, it was one of the best IHA events yet. Read my official recap to feel like you were right there with me!
New flavors. World, let me introduce you to your new favorite soda flavors: V8 Splash Tropical Blend, Berry Blend, and Fruit Medley; V8 V-Fusion Strawberry Banana, Pomegranate Blueberry, and Peach Mango; Kool-Aid Cherry, Grape, and Tropical Punch; and Ocean Spray Cranberry, Cranberry-Grape, and Cranberry-Raspberry. We’re beyond thrilled about our partnerships with Campbell Soup Company, Kraft Foods, and Ocean Spray…
Ms. Fizz | March 1st, 2013 |
Today is the beginning of a brand new month….AND a brand new you! March happens to be National Nutrition Month which gives us the perfect opportunity to focus on our health. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” No matter your lifestyle or dietary preferences, there’s always a way to eat nutritiously. You don’t have to sacrifice what makes you “you” in order to be a better one.
Here are some easy tweaks and swaps that just might make this the best Nutrition Month ever! (Brought to you in part by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).
If you’re always on the run….
- Pack portable, non-perishable snack options in your bag. Try toting a granola bar, a piece of fruit, trail mix, or whole-grain crackers.
If you like to dine out…
Ms. Fizz | February 21st, 2013 |
You may not know this about me, but I’m a huge movie buff! My ideal evening consists of fizzing up some soda and cuing up some Netflix. Obviously, I couldn’t be more excited about the Academy Awards. But I do have a confession to make. Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture this year, I only actually saw two of them: Les Mis (or, Les Fizz, as I like to call it) and Silver Linings Playbook. I’m a busy gal and just couldn’t keep up with them all! With that being said, here are my thoughts on each of the nominees:
This one looked like a bummer. Supposedly it’s a beautiful, heart wrenching story about an old couple whose love is strained and tested when the wife suffers a stroke and succumbs to dementia. It’s also in French, which I don’t understand.…