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  • Getting Started Guide | Back2Tap
    A file with the original artwork is better than a copy Step 3 Establish fundraising timeframe Decide on the exact dates for your fundraiser Plan on a minimum of two weeks to organize publicity followed by three to four weeks for sales Step 4 Determine the sales price of each product You have the flexibility to set your sales prices based on what would work best for your community They should also be included on publicity materials including flyers and or order forms Step 5 Distribute fundraising flyer order form and other publicity Distribute the fundraising flyer order form to each member of your community Sending the flyer by e mail is the most eco friendly method If you use hard copies be sure to print double sided to reduce the amount of paper We recommend that you also attach a copy of the flyer to your organization s on line newsletter or any other communication vehicle that is appropriate Also consider the following publicity ideas submit an article to your local newspaper place frequent small blurbs in your newsletter to inform supporters about the fundraiser show the Back 2 Tap educational video at one of your organization s regularly scheduled meetings and or encourage your school to show it in classrooms Also remember to send out a reminder of the sales deadline Step 6 Distribute and personalize bottles As a courtesy you may choose to personalize the bottles with names and phone numbers We have tested many permanent markers We recommend and sell the Dykem Brite Mark marker with the fine tip It is a quick drying oil based paint pen that withstands vigorous washing with minimal fading Errors can be removed easily with rubbing alcohol Ideas to build excitement about your fundraiser If you plan a fall fundraiser

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  • Teaching Resources | Back2Tap
    at your school in one day you can incorporate that number of bottles into the display for a great visual impact You can make any shape you want by fastening the bottles together with hot glue guns and or tape or you can simply load the bottles into clear garbage bags to display in a large pile Create a poster to go with it that outlines the facts for example 250 disposable water bottles are used every day at Chatham Middle School Make posters to raise awareness Have students create posters that help spread the campaign message Encourage them to make up original slogans Bottled water pledge Have students circulate a Back 2 Tap pledge to not drink bottled water Students can also create and circulate their own pledge Hold classes outside A good way to get students in tune with nature is to spend time outside Figure out a way to teach some lessons outside Discuss sustainability Discuss the concept of sustainability using the earth s resources wisely so they last forever Discuss how avoiding bottled water is a step toward a more sustainable lifestyle and brainstorm about other small steps the students can take to live more sustainably carpool walk reduce waste use reusable containers and cloths turn off lights etc Vocabulary and spelling lists Grades 1 3 bottle reuse filter tap water recycle reduce plastic Grades 3 6 tap water sustainability plastic petroleum filter carbon dioxide global warming watershed Conduct a brainstorming session on waste Ask the students to list all the disposable things they use in a day or week Have the students draw a picture of the things they throw out cut out pictures of items they throw out or make a collage out of pieces of disposable items they use Alternatively ask the students

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  • Personalize Your Reusable Bottles | Back2Tap
    them with Dykem Brite Mark Fine Point Pens Some fun decorating ideas Do your own thing so your bottle reflects your personal style Decorate as a gift for someone special great for teachers friends and family Run as a Green Activity with a group a fun green project you can run with your school or group plus a perfect scout activity too The Dykem Brite Mark pens come in a

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  • FAQ - Back2Tap Program | Back2Tap
    by the EPA than bottled water which is regulated by the FDA and about 40 of bottled water is actually filtered tap water You can find answers to your tap water questions from the EPA at www epa gov ogwdw faq faq html Also the Natural Resources Defense Council has conducted extensive tests on municipal water supplies as well as on bottled water and you can find more information at www nrdc org water including information on how to select a water filter for your home Bottom line better to filter your tap water at the point of use and drink from a reusable bottle than to drink water from a disposable plastic bottle How do I run a Back 2 Tap fundraiser Take a look at our Getting Started Guide found under our Schools Groups tab to learn more about running a custom bottle fundraiser You can also request Fundraising Guide on our Schools and Groups home page http www back2tap com school groups Do you have any educational materials I can use Yes Check out our website for many on line educational materials especially in the Schools Groups and Resources tabs Will you come and speak at my

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  • The ABCs of Bottle Free Schools | Back2Tap
    on the tap in the teachers lounge Offering chilled filtered tap water will allay concerns about the spreading of germs at the water fountains while improving the taste of tap water and water quality Please contact us for more information about bottle less water coolers and filtration systems Click here for water filtration information Bottles that are reusable request that students teachers parents and other visitors to the school bring their own reusable bottles or mugs to school each day and to all special events Consider holding a reusable bottle fundraiser or simply issuing school water bottles to every student Custom water bottles with the school logo are a big hit with students Please contact us for pricing on custom stainless steel water bottles Containers to serve beverages pitchers filled from the faucet or from water coolers can be used to serve tap water to students in their classrooms Large portable coolers filled with the help of a pitcher can be used to dispense tap water at large gatherings For those who forget their reusable bottles it is important to have some biodegradable disposable cups on hand and a recycling bin to collect them Please contact us for pricing on

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  • College Program | Back2Tap
    effort to reduce the use of disposable plastic at campuses across the country Contact us at customerservice back2tap com for assistance with your campus campaign Back2Tap Action Plan Summary 1 Get the Facts a Find out how much bottled water is sold each year at your school look into tap water quality and evaluate access to healthy tap water b Bottled Water Waste check out the section of our website for the facts about the waste of water oil and CO2 associated with bottled water c View our video on the Life Cycle of a Plastic Water bottle 2 Spread the Word run an event or just set up a table with a Tap vs Bottled Water Taste Test displays of plastic bottle waste and educational flyers Hold a screening of documentaries like Tapped or FLOW and show our video We ll help create the flyers for you 3 Make the Move to Tap Water a Install Upgrade Water Fountains improve access to clean healthy tap water across campus retrofit to allow refilling of reusable bottles install water filling stations in dining halls and around campus and promote bottle free events b Reusable Bottles offer reusable bottles with your school

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  • Corporate Sustainability | Back2Tap
    have access to clean chilled water by installing bottle less water coollers with filtration if necessary The reusable bottles can be used as an eco friendly employee incentive to reduce the use of disposable cups and the consumption of bottled water at the office conferences gifts to show customers your commitment to the environment and corporate gifts or to celebrate corporate milestones Don t get fooled into purchasing chintzy bottles sold by promotion companies Purchase the highest quality best performing water bottles that your budget allows To find out more about how reusable bottles compare read our section on reusable bottle options Why encourage your company to go Back2Tap Cost savings reduced expenditures for bottled water and disposable cups Waste reduction less trash and recycling to haul reduced carbon footprint and lower energy water and oil consumption Brand Enhancement Achieve corporate environmental goals in your corporate mission statement Attract new employees and clients who increasingly expect corporate environmental stewardship Encourage employees to live and work more sustainably Health Benefits use of stainless steel bottles and water filtered at the point of use will promote health for employees Good hydration helps to reduce fatigue and increases concentration and productivity in the

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