17. Carry a reusable water bottle.

Carrying a reusable water bottle can be rife with problems (like leaving them behind in random places, or in moving vehicles …or both. However, having water available to you almost anytime (in a reusable container) can also alleviate such rifeness by replenishing your body’s need for hydration and reducing your future you’s frustration with being surrounded by non-earth-friendly materials. 

Until we design clothes with cup-holders, or everyone starts wearing those camelback water backpacks as part of some world-wide uniform, it’s important to remember to bring a reusable water bottle with you when you take a walk/hike/scooter, or attend a meeting, or spend a few weeks in the desert.

To help you ‘Carry a reusable water bottle’ here’s a simple 2-step process:


1 - Buy 2 reusable water bottles  - in case you accidentally leave one on the roof of your car (no story here…)


2 - Bring one reusable water bottle with you wherever go. Bonus points if people start calling you ‘camel’.  


Your ‘Future You’ will be so trained to carry reusable water bottles that your future self may start getting jittery and dehydrated once you see photos of the desert. Channeling that water (via a reusable water bottle) from the environment into your body makes every ‘body’ happy.  


P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing companies can help you carry reusable water bottles, by offering reusable water bottles in all their furnished apartments.  At Stayattache.com, we’re designing them to be in all of our properties in 2023. We promise not to require you to participate if there is a world-wide uniform requirement to wear camelbacks…at least for 2023.


This series is focused on Simple Sustainable Actions - based on Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.


17. Carry a reusable water bottle.

Carrying a reusable water bottle can indirectly reduce your emissions or carbon footprint. You may be wondering, How? Well, plastic bottles give off emissions if not recycled properly. Plus, the more single-use bottles you use, the more those emissions rack up. By consolidating to a reusable bottle, you're reusing instead of discarding and making emissions.