Malama i ka ‘a¯ina means caring for the land

Malama i ka ‘a¯ina is the Hawaiian tradition of protecting and caring for the land. One bottled water company is doing just that and taking up a one globe attitude, all while offering the most delicious bottled water on Earth.

Waiakea Water gives away 650 liters of water, to struggling communities in Africa for every one liter sold. The company also uses 100% recycled RPET plastics which reduce carbon emissions by over 90%. In fact it is the first American bottled water company that has been certified carbon neutral.

Forbes said that Waiakea springs is located on the Big Island of Hawaii surrounded by 10 million square acres of ocean and over 2,400 miles from the nearest industrial site. The water comes from snow melt and the rains on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Learn more about Waiakea water:

It then travels 14,000 feet through the porous volcanic rock. On its journey it picks up minerals and is rich in electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. Perfect for the active and health conscious around us. It is also naturally high in silica giving it a very smooth and sleek mouth feel. Waiakea water is naturally alkaline with a ph of 8.8 which leads to a “hint of sweet” finish.

Located in an area that receives rain 360 days a year. Meaning that the spring has a recharge rate of almost 1.4 billion gallons a day making it one of the most sustainable water resources the Earth has to offer. The Pahoa aquifer in fact has a usable yield of 435 million gallons per day and Waiakea only uses .0001 of 1% of that. Along with reforestation projects this is one company that is working hard to improve the world around itself.

Started in 2012 by a 22 year old college student named Ryan Emmons. With just 2,300 cases sold in the first year to a whopping 122,000 sold in 2015. Waiakea water was created with the Earth, nature, and community in mind.

It has caught on in the world of yoga and active sports gaining some fierce brand loyalists. Along the way it has also won many awards for taste and quality. Go and try it for yourself! Waiakea is good for the world, for your body, and your soul!