Australian Pioneer Town Inspires New Exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney
At CamelBak, we get all worked up when individuals, organizations and communities actually change the way the world hydrates. A small Australian town, Bundanoon, located 90 miles southwest of Sydney, invited us to help support their community crusade to remove disposable water bottles. The project has now caught the eye of the renowned Powerhouse Museum.
Back in July, 2009, the residents of Bundanoon voted overwhelmingly to take an extraordinary step to save money, reduce waste and preserve the environment by eliminating disposable plastic water bottles in their town. The CamelBak Better Bottle™ was the first bottle filled at each of the town’s three new water stations. CamelBak also donated 2,000 BPA-free reusable water bottles to the town and its businesses to support this historic “Bundy On Tap” initiative.
Apparently the curators at the popular science and technology-focused Powerhouse Museum in Sydney were intrigued. Now CamelBak’s very own Better Bottle™ is being featured in a three-year exhibit to celebrate and educate people on Bundanoon, Australia’s first bottled-water free town.
We spend our days doing the equivalent of R&D backflips at CamelBak in an effort to inspire change, and we think this renegade town in Australia and Powerhouse Museum exhibit deserve a standing ovation.