The Top 10 Key Elements of Events

Event planning takes careful coordination of many pieces coming together in one seamless way. Though it can be chaotic, with the right preparedness and resources, the details all come together to create a memorable event.  Whether you’re planning an event for 50 people or 500, staging the security, safety, and operational needs to pull off…

How to Improve Sustainability in Schools

Sustainability is a top value of today’s students, and they are searching for ways they can give back to the planet in all areas of their life. According to a 2021 Deloitte survey, concerns about climate change and the environment remain a top concern for Gen Z.1 They look at their actions and how well…

6 Features To Include On Any Event Map

A smooth and steady event flow is reliant on how well information is laid out and communicated. It is the foundation for the success of any event experience, big or small. Part of this involves coordinating behind the scenes with event staff, vendors, and the planning team. The other part is communicating with attendees in…

What Are TDS In Water?

Tap water contains a mixture of elements that affect its safety, taste, and smell. You may recognize seeing TDS on your city’s water reports, but what are TDS in water referencing exactly? TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids. These dissolved substances are comprised of inorganic salts, such as calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium, as well…

Encouraging Drinking Water in Schools

Drinking water is important for hydration and overall health, fitness, and cognitive function, and especially in today’s environment, adequate hydration is vital for a properly functioning immune system. Many aren’t fully aware about the many benefits of drinking water in school.  How are schools encouraging and working towards ensuring students are adequately hydrated? They’re making…

School Reopening Strategy

2020 was not a kind year for anyone, with every industry feeling the negative effects of Covid-19, including schools. Throughout 2020, coronavirus led to many school closures for prevention purposes. Now that there is a Covid-19 vaccination, the school year is starting to look brighter. While many schools are shifting from remote learning to in-person…

How to Remove PFAS from Water?

There are several contaminants in tap water to be wary of, including but not limited to lead, viruses, bacteria, and other pollutants and chemicals that can cause illness and disease. The long list of what can be found also includes PFAS. But what are PFAS in water referring to? The acronym is short for per-and…

Hard Vs. Soft Water: What’s the Difference?

Not all tap water is created equally. Since it comes from different sources and is treated in various ways, the quality of water one city system receives can vary considerably from what is used in the next city or state over. With that being said, there is one big category of difference often referred to…

CARES Act School Funding: What To Know

In March 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act in response to the novel coronavirus through the GEER Fund or Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund. This financial aid package was provided to all of the states for funding schools and offering flexibility during the pandemic.1 Now, more than a year after the global pandemic…

Does Tap Water Have Fluoride in It?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral released from rocks into soil… so, does tap water have fluoride in it? Yes, although contrary to popular belief, the levels of natural fluoride in tap water typically are too low to prevent tooth decay. Therefore, it’s common practice for communities to increase fluoride concentration levels in public water…