ZEPHYRHILLS® BRAND FEEL-GOOD MOVEMENT
For more than 50 years, Zephyrhills® has been a proud member of the Florida community. We are proud of the people who make the Sunshine State a wonderful place to live, and we want to support those that are making a difference.
Over the next four months, with our “Good News Grants” program, we’ll be giving away $1K per day to charitable organizations across Florida to further the amazing work they are doing in areas such as education, food banks, community development, sustainability, and more.
The individuals and groups within these local organizations have inspiring stories about the amazing work that they are doing and we want to help them tell their stories. So we’ll be sharing the good news of their accomplishments and how they are changing their communities for the better.
“GOOD NEWS GRANTS” RECIPIENTS
These are some of the organizations that are doing great things in Florida. Keep checking back for more!
Aug 4th – Keep Orlando Beautiful
"At Keep Orlando Beautiful we pride ourselves on having provided residents throughout Florida with engagement, education and empowerment opportunities linked to protecting our environment. Our team works daily to inspire our community to take pride in their environment through litter prevention, recycling and beautification efforts.
The support KOB receives from local businesses, environmental advocates and City Beautiful residents has allowed us to continue to make a difference for over 30 years. Last year alone KOB beautified 37 sites, introduced 2,325 new plants & shrubs, educated 5,787 local residents and collected 45,260 pounds of recyclables among other notable efforts.
We are grateful for the recognition of Zephyrhills® and their Good News Grant opportunity which KOB will utilize to further our programs & events related to litter prevention, recycling and beautification efforts in our community.”
– Sean Hipps, Keep Orlando Beautiful Coordinator
“I’M NOT TRASH!”
As a water company that relies on nature, we have a responsibility to take action and protect it. Starting with our bottles. We’re proud to announce that our 20oz, 700mL, 1L, and 1.5L still water sizes will now be made with 100% recycled* & 100% recyclable plastic. This action reduces the need for new plastic, helps give existing bottles a new life, and helps keep plastic out of landfills and waterways.
But we need your help! Unfortunately, less than 30% of plastic bottles are recycled today in the US. Look for our “I’m Not Trash!” limited edition labels, and make sure you put empty bottles where they belong—in the recycling bin. The more plastic you recycle, the more we can use to create new recycled bottles, and the less plastic waste is generated. Now that’s some good news.
*excludes labels and caps
WHEELING WATER STEWARDSHIP ACROSS OUR STATE
How do you spread good water stewardship? One way (which we've been supporting since it took to the road in 2013) is through a fully equipped mobile learning lab called WaterVentures. This free resource, a customized 53-foot semi-trailer, brings environmental education and stewardship to schools and community events all around Florida 12 months a year, 6 days a week. In 2017, this educating machine reached its 1 millionth visitor!
A COMMUNITY EFFORT
20,000+ estimated people given daily access to recycling bins, which will collect an estimated 60,000 lbs. of recyclables annually
120 permanent recycling bins added to public spaces and 100 event recycling bins supplied for community events
INNOVATION THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
In addition to our partnerships, we also work within our own company to reduce waste. Since 1994, we've reduced the amount of PET plastic in our half-liter bottles by 60% and changed our labels to save almost 20 million pounds of paper. Our bottles are also 100% recyclable.
SUSTAINING FLORIDA'S NATURAL BEAUTY
We've been lucky enough to be the leading sponsor and partner of the Crystal Springs Foundation since its start as a nonprofit organization in 2004. This world-class living laboratory and sanctuary provides quality environmental education programs which empower students to make environmentally conscious decisions. Through the Foundation, more than 50,000 students a year visit Crystal Springs Preserve to participate in hands-on lessons about springs ecology at the impressive 530-acre sanctuary. It's also a good opportunity to drop by their butterfly gardens, hike along miles of wooded trail or even go kayaking.
REDUCING WASTE IN WATERWAYS
Our partnership with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful helps support one big goal — to promote environmental stewardship through volunteerism and educational opportunities. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, the Zephyrhills® brand and other supporters have banded together to focus on projects that will significantly reduce or eliminate the amount of litter and debris entering the Hillsborough River Watershed.
pounds of trash removed
In 2016 alone, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and its 7,762 community volunteers removed a whopping 241,755 pounds of trash from
waterways and shorelines.
KEEPING IT SUSTAINABLE
As a part of the Florida community, we have a stake in maintaining sustainable practices. Our team of experts monitors and maintains all five of our spring sources with an eye toward the future. Because it's not just about us, it's about the things that make this such a great
place to live.
MEET OUR SPRINGS
We might be a little biased, but we think that Florida has some of the best springs out there. You'll find our five spring sources scattered among the sand dunes and palm trees across our great state. Learn about them for yourself — just remember to watch out