Six Radisson Blu hotels in Oslo will be participating in the first-ever WATTS FOR WATER contest, in partnership with SportsArt and their ECO-POWR™ product line. The contest will feature one of SportsArt’s ECO-POWR™ bikes placed in the lobby of each hotel for 9 days in September. These bikes convert the energy generated by a user’s workout into utility-grade electricity that is placed back into the hotel’s power grid, helping to reduce carbon footprint and make gyms more sustainable. Guests will be encouraged to hop on the bikes and work out. As they pedal, the total number of watts generated is displayed on the console of the bike. Guests will then take photos of the watts they’ve generated with their phones and post their picture to Twitter or Instagram. At the end of the month, SportsArt will choose one winner from each hotel who will win a free night’s stay — but most importantly, every watt generated will go towards a donation to the Just A Drop charity. For every 100 watts generated, a child will receive clean drinking water for life! Radisson Blu’s Watts For Water Contest is an example of how to combine ECO-POWR™ technology with an engaging event that can drive interest and awareness to your business or organization. It is a great way to promote a business’s interest in green practices and to contribute to charity. Learn more about Just A Drop by visiting JustADrop.org.
Earth Day should act as a reminder of how important Mother Earth is to our present as well as our future. Don’t just be kind to her today — make an effort to better the world around us as often as possible! Earthday.org is a great place to start if you don’t already know about events, festivals and marches planned in your area. You can also find out about environmental news, campaigns centered on what’s happening in our schools, with endangered species, with reforestation, and how to get your city to “go green.” The site even has a downloadable toolkit so you can organize an Earth Day event in your own community! But for those of us unable to organize a huge event , here are ways you can give back on April 22nd to the amazing planet we call home:
Just when you thought you couldn’t celebrate another important month, March comes out of the gate screaming “nutrition” and “eat right!” The National Nutrition campaign began as a weeklong celebration in 1973, complete with a presidential proclamation, TV and radio ads, and bumper stickers sporting the slogan “Invest in Yourself—Buy Nutrition.”
It’s that time of year again! The holidays came and went like they always do: desserts, drinking, and parties. And just like always, our post-holiday high leaves us feeling like the pounds have attached to our bodies like Velcro. So what do you do? Make a New Year’s resolution to lose the “x” amount of weight by the such and such day and month. It sounds good on paper, but by the second week of January, all those resolutions are broken for a number of (legitimate) reasons. Let’s break that trend in 2017. Here are some suggestions on how to stick to your fitness goals this month and all year-round!
The holidays are here and if you’re not careful, the back half of the year could end up on your backside. Everyone knows these upcoming months will be full of parties, dinners, and special events. Instead of setting unrealistic expectations for yourself like working out twice every day, try and keep an eye out for the two biggest culprits of holiday weight gain: foods full of sugar or high in fat. Viewing your upcoming meals through this lens can help you make better choices, so let’s take a look at some of the foods that are bound to sneak their way onto your plate!
“There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” –Ann Jillian Aside from autumn colors and crisp mornings, October means the pink ribbons come out again for what’s known worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This international health campaign was founded in 1985 to promote awareness and prevention, and to raise money for research, treatments and hopefully someday a cure. During the past 30 years, a vast array of activities and events have sprouted up including walks, runs and some of the most recognizable buildings and monuments illuminated in pink lights for the month. There’s a lot going on this month in the fight for the cure, here’s what’s not to miss.