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On November 7 & 8, the Vapur team attended this year’s Opportunity Green conference at UCLA. This global sustainability conference was chock-full of innovative ideas and a shared passion for change. The day began with a riveting show from famed photographer Chris Jordan, who vividly illustrates the scale of our trash and captured thousands of dead albatrosses on Midway Island in the Gyre . Annie Leonard shared the story behind her critique of American consumerism, the Story of Stuff. We even heard advertising change agents who are transforming the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference on Dec 7, 2010 into a global campaign for hope via Hopenhagen.

Read the the Los Angeles Times article about the conference, featuring our friend Kevin Krohner for IOS Technologies. We first wrote about the conference here.

Poster at the event.

Our Co-Founder, Jason Carignan explaining the evils of bottled water.

Conference organizers Karen Solomon and Mike Flynn.


Vapur will be attending this year’s Opportunity Green conference in Los Angeles, CA. This “can’t miss” event (#1 Google Ranked “Green Conference”) brings together the brightest innovators leading the growth of the new green economy. Co-Founders, Karen Solomon and Mike Flynn, are dear friends of ours. We’d love to see you there!

Opportunity Green 2009
November 7 and 8
UCLA – University of California, Los Angeles

Join us at Opportunity Green on Nov 7 and 8 for provocative panels, keynotes, high level networking and evening cocktail/after-party at Los Angeles’ premier 3rd annual sustainability conference.

* Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles
* Lorrie Vogel – General Manager, Nike Considered
* Jesse Dylan – CEO of Freeform
* Len Sauers – VP Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
* Julie Gilhart – SVP, Fashion Director, Barneys New York
* Adam Lowry – Co-Founder & Chief Greens Keeper, METHOD
* Chris Hacker – Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson
* Yves Behar – Founder, fuseproject
* Gervais Tompkin – AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Gensler
* Peter Diamandis – Chairman & CEO of X Prize
* Helen Walters – Editor, Innovation and Design, BusinessWeek
* Rich Steinberg – Head of MINI E Program, MINI USA



I spent the afternoon with Kathy Kaehler (@kathykaehler) and a group of bloggers from around the country in Hidden Hills, CA today learning how to prepare healthy, organic meals for a busy life. Kathy’s new Sunday Setup program is a huge hit and helping change the way people think about meal preparation.

Kathy has been a huge Vapur fan for several months and was kind enough to include us in her program. We’ve heard from a number of moms that they love to keep 6 – 8 Vapur bottles full in their refrigerators at all times so their kids can easily grab-and-go.

Vapur was the giveaway of the night at the Iemanya Oceanica Annual Soiree at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA!  We were there to support the shark and ray conservation efforts by Iemanya Oceanica.  We met a lot of interesting people and found a new market for our bottles — divers!