MATT AND RYAN
AGE: Twenty Two Years Old COMPANY: Waiakea Springs HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, California
In the epic film Waterboy, Adam Sandler taught the University of Louisiana that no drink is better than high quality H2O. Ryan Emmons and Matt Meyer are teaching that same lesson to the world, through Waiakea Springs.
Waiakea Springs bottles the water melted from the icecaps on two Hawaiian volcanoes after it runs through 13,000 feet of natural filtration. Ryan and Matt, however, decided that having the highest quality water wasn’t enough, so they made their company the “greenest bottled water company on the planet”. They have 65% lower carbon footprint than their competitors due to their use of renewable energy and “bio bottles”. Also… who doesn’t want to drink water that came from a volcano?
On top of being a healthy, sustainable organization, and a catalyst in preserving the environment, they are also a catalyst in preserving the human race. 884 million people worldwide are without a clean water source. For every one bottle of Waiakea, Ryan and Matt donate enough money to Pumpaid.org that 650 liters of clean water is pumped to people who are not fortunate enough to have purified water.
So they’re saving the world and selling badass volcano water at the same time…tell me thats not vibrant.