Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water and Skyscanner gave one lucky social media follower a four-day ticket and a round trip up to $1,000 in free airfare to beautiful Wanderlust, Oahu, for the Wanderlust Yoga Festival and its #FollowYourFlow contest.
The Festival took place January 23 through January 31, 2017, with the winner announced on February 1. Featured was a collaboration of world-class yoga instructors, guided outdoor adventures, meditation, live music, and local sustainable food.
Babyboomster reveals to us that the contest was inspired by the commitment by Waiakea water to fuel a healthy and balanced lifestyle with the use of their naturally electrolyte-rich and alkaline Hawaiian volcanic water. Originally what is rain and snow melt on the snow-capped peak of the active Mauna Loa volcano is filtered through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic lava rock that re-emerges at its source at the volcano base in a secluded area surrounded by bio-diverse and rich forest preserves. Learn more about Waiakea Water: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/10/27/780527/10154219/en/Waiakea-Hawaiian-Volcanic-Water-Sees-a-5-000-Percent-Growth-in-Just-Three-Years.html
That produces one of the world’s most naturally pure, alkaline, carbon-neutral, electrolyte-rich, and delicious waters. In addition to using one of the world’s most sustainable fresh water resources, they also use only 100 percent RPET bottles with a 90 percent smaller CO2 footprint than its competitors, utilize low emission shipping, and participate actively in regional reforestation.
Waiakea water boasts a mineral composition and pH that is rich in electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. With its naturally high alkaline 8.8 pH, the water has no acidic or sour taste but rather a slightly sweet preferred aftertaste.
This unique environment and process in an aquifer with a 1.4 billion gallon recharge rate and which uses 33 percent renewable energy results in a crisp, light tasting, and award-winning profile that is loved for its distinctive taste in Hawaiian poi, sushi, a Caprese salad, and other dishes. Silica gives it a silky smooth taste and mouth feel.
Its eco-conscious packaging is high-grade and recycled 100 percent polyethylene terephthalate that uses 85 percent less energy to manufacture compared to regular or virgin plastic bottles, reduces carbon emissions by over 90 percent compared to traditional bottles, and the plastic is BPA-free.
According to PR Newswire, Waiākea water is completely isolated from the rest of the world, is surrounded by 10 million square miles of ocean, and is 2,400 miles from the closest industrial land mass.
Close to five percent of Waiakea’s revenue goes directly to local community nonprofits and programs. Also, for every liter sold, Waiakea water donates one month of clean water to a Malawi resident as well as six new Elephant Pumps through its partnership with Pump Aid.
Pump Aid is a charitable organization dedicated to direct-to-community clean water supply and sanitation services. The organization also teaches local villagers how to use and maintain the pumps, which ensures that the community will have safe water for life.