Clean Water Campaign receives upfront funding

Nov. 26, 2013

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Funding from National Geographic Expeditions and REVERB will help install filters in households with no access to clean water.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — NativeEnergy's Clean Water Campaign has received upfront funding from National Geographic Expeditions, REVERB and artists that work with REVERB, according to an article by Sustainable Brands.

The Clean Water Campaign, using NativeEnergy's Help Build™ project model, installs Hydraid® biosand filters in households lacking access to clean water in Kenya, Ghana and Honduras, the article reported.

Water filters have been installed in more than 2,300 homes to date, the article noted, to aid people who collect their water from contaminated sources.

Since the filters eliminate the need to burn firewood to boil water, the article reported, the project results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the article, National Geographic Expeditions has been working with NativeEnergy since 2008 to enable new clean technology projects, and REVERB, a nonprofit working with nationally-touring bands, uses offsets as one way to green up music tours.

Read the full article here.