Look for the blueW logo in your community to know where you can refill your reusable water bottle for free!

The Blue W is a unique community-based program dedicated to promoting municipal tap water as a healthy, easily accessible alternative to purchasing bottled drinks. BlueW maps the locations where you can find clean, free, public and commercial sources to fill your reusable bottle – just look for the Blue W decal in participating local business windows.

Our first two local businesses in the Superior North Greenstone Healthy Kids Community Challenge region to join the blueW network are Gchi-Waaswaaganing and Crossover Video and Games! A big thank you for supporting the blueW network and the HKCC!

Participation in the blueW network also benefits local businesses by:

  1. Getting recognition through blueW marketing efforts and a blueW sticker decal in your window, identifying your business as a blueW business participant and a green, community-oriented business.
  2. You get to be involved in a municipally-supported environmental initiative.
  3. The blueW window decal has been seen to increase foot traffic and attract new walk-in visitors.
  4. You get a free business listing on blueW’s website and associated smartphone app.
  5. Your business will be recognized locally through the HKCC website and Facebook page
  6. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge signs you up; there’s no extra work for you.
  7. It’s FREE to sign up!

Would you like to join the blueW network and offer free water bottle refills at your business? Do you know a local business that is already doing this and deserves recognition? Or perhaps you know of a local business that would think this is a great idea! Please contact Naomi Giuliano by email at healthykids@marathon.ca or by phone at 807-229-1340 ext. 2241 if you are interested in joining the blueW network or would like more information.

Let’s create a blueW network that covers our whole region so everyone can refill their water bottles when they need to and continue choosing water first to quench our thirst!