5 Things Vernon Davis Wants EVERY ATHLETE to Know About PATHWATER
- Pathwater uses a BPA free lining so water never actually touches the aluminum.
- Aluminum is the MOST recycled & recyclable material in the world.
- You get to save the world by stopping the ocean from being polluted.
- PATHWATER is known for its balanced hydration.
You get to rewash and reuse the bottle, infinitely.
Vernon Davis Partners with PATHWATER to End Single-Use Plastic Bottle Waste
Vernon Davis has been with the NFL for 13 years and in his impressively long career, has seen tremendous amounts of single-use plastic waste in the sport. He’s now dedicated to getting stadiums, his colleagues, and schools to BAN single-use plastic in the arena, on campus, and in their everyday lives. “I think they (single-use plastic water bottles) are a tremendous waste. After meeting with PATHWATER and learning more about how the tremendous amounts of plastic we dispose of daily destroy our oceans, it upset me,” said Vernon Davis.
On his mission to encourage teammates, football stadiums, and school campuses across the U.S. to ban single-use plastic water bottles for athletes, Davis has also started visiting local schools and speaking at rallies on the topic. He hopes to educate youth about the harms of single-use plastic water bottles and provide them with the knowledge that there are other, incredibly healthier solutions for water bottles, like PATHWATER.
At a recent visit to Sequoia High School in Redwood City California, he encouraged students to BAN single-use plastic water bottles at their campus by signing this petition and stated that, “We (athletes) have a huge responsibility. We have a platform that we have been given to use for more than just talking about our stats from a game. We are looked at as leaders in our community and within our fan base. If we can use that influence to encourage our fans to make greener choices we can be the catalyst for great change.”
Youth is uniquely equipped to lead a revolution for solving the plastic crisis that is plaguing our planet. Davis, a father of 3, said, “You know when you become a parent, you start thinking about the next 100 years rather than the next 40 or 50, which makes up your estimated lifespan. You think about the future of your kids and their kids. It gives me an even greater sense of responsibility to do what I can to leave this earth better than it was when I was born.”
The founders of PATHWATER are excited to have Vernon join their sustainability team as they work endlessly to provide a new, safer bottled water to grocery and convenience stores. “One thing we say as a company is that sustainability is a lifestyle. It goes through everything that you do daily. If you grab a cup of coffee, you may not realize that little plastic lid on top will last for 700 years. You’re using it for a couple of hours for the day, and even if you recycle it, that little piece of plastic will be around for another 700 years. It’s all about education on the way we live our lives, and we are here to promote a better lifestyle,” said Shadi Bakour, Founder and CEO of PATHWATER. Be on the lookout for Vernon surprising many more schools to promote health and a better future alongside PATHWATER and sign the petition to BAN Single-Use Plastic Bottles at your local school.
Video transcription: Hey it’s your boy Vernon Davis here! I’m here to tell every athlete five things they should know about PATHWATER and their mission. Their mission is pretty simple: to get rid of single-use plastic water bottles. YES! The thing I love about PATHWATER is that they use a BPA free liner inside of the bottle, so the water isn’t touching the aluminum. Aluminum is the most recyclable material in the world. You get to SAVE the world by stopping the ocean from being polluted. Pathwater is known for its balanced hydration. And lastly, you get to rewash and reuse the bottle. Ah!
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