Waiakea Water’s Ethical Efforts Rewarded with Recognition

Lava may flow quickly from an active volcano but the fast flowing water spewing from the volcanic rocks of Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island is bringing success to the Waiakea Water brand. Founder Ryan Emmons has spent the better part of five years building a profitable business from the natural waters found in the volcano site which has also become one of the most sustainable and philanthropic exercises in the world; the success and natural good health provided by this volcano filtered water has led to Waiakea Water being named one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the world in the view of Inc. Magazine. Emmons has often stated a sign of the success his brand is achieving would be its naming to the Inc. Magazine list and believes the arrival on the 2017 list from Inc. is a sign of the ongoing success his sustainable brand is achieving at all times.

Waiakea Water was established in 2012 after Ryan Emmons had found a way to remove less than one percent of the daily level of water returned to the source each day through natural means. Maintaining a protecting the environment is a key part of the work of Waiakea Water as the company is always looking for new ways of developing its success for the future; the company reports the sites it uses have a potential yield of around 740 million gallons per day in areas where around 1.5 billion gallons of water are recharged into the ecosystem each day.

Protecting the planet also means bringing healthy, clean water to as many people around the globe as possible through the donation of bottled water and the creation of new programs to assist those without access to clean water. Waiakea Water has been working alongside the Pump Aid charity to bring clean water to rural areas of Africa.

Changing the way the world sees sustainable business practices has been a major part of the work completed by Waiakea Water in publicizing its accounting framework to its customers. Founder Ryan Emmons believes this business model will assist in maintaining sustainable practices to the company and the bottled water industry as a whole.

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Frontera Fund – Joe Arpaio

On the afternoon of October 18, 2007, two Village Voice Media executives were strong-armed by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Selective Enforcement Unit.”


These Maricopa County armed deputies, handcuffed and removed Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin from their Phoenix’s residence to unmarked SUVs with tinted glass.


After being thrust into the vehicles, they were whisked off to a jail managed by Arpaio, in which they were then booked and placed in separate cells.


Arpaio, the self-proclaimed, “Toughest Sheriff in America”, had prompted this whole operation. He had long been irate about articles written by Phoenix New Times, disclosing his wrongdoing.


While other newspapers had considered Joe Arpaio as a quirky and harmless character, Phoenix New Times reported how he was the catalyst in promoting anti-Mexican sentiments, while attempting to make political points as well.


They shared information including, how he was overstepping his power, the unsanitary conditions of the jails in which he was assigned. Abuse, strange circumstances in the deaths of inmates, as well as continual persecution, racial profiling and unlawful detainment of Latinos Arpaio ran rampant within his administration.


Lacey and Larkin were apparently taken into custody for writing a revealing lead story in the Phoenix New Times about Sheriff Joe’s friends at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, who had issued grand jury subpoenas. They wanted to know private details concerning the editors, writers, readers and went so far as to request the readers’ computer data.


Instead of giving in to the threat of being subpoenaed, Lacey and Larkin shared what they had experienced.


When the story was made public, the backlash from it resulted in Lacey and Larkin regaining their freedom within a day. All charges were dismissed.


A lengthy court battle was put in motion about First Amendment rights and the boundaries of people in power in connection to the confinement of the two executives.


In the year 2012, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stated, it is hard to believe that officials would issue orders for immediate arrest of individuals who disagrees with them.


The court ruled Lacey and Larkin were arrested without probable cause and they received a 3.7 million dollar settlement. This would allow them to set up the Frontera Fund organization.


Frontera Fund is a program to help, for the most part, Latinos in Arizona facing racial hostility and an abuse of their civil rights. It also assists other groups that advocates and advance Hispanic causes.


According to Mike Lacey, Sheriff Joe Arpaio induced fear-mongering and hastily locked up individuals with brown skin, including American citizens.


Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin are making positive changes and standing with immigrants.


The Achievements of Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is a private institution that offers communication and technology solutions to correctional facilities in the United States. The firm has been in the industry for a while now, and it has already become the leader. The president of the company, Richard Smith, is one of the most successful technology experts in the world, and he has done a lot to make the private company successful. The private corporation has been a leader in the provision of high-quality services to inmates who are serving their jail terms in all parts of the country.


Securus Technologies is based in Dallas. At the moment, Securus Technologies has more than one million customers who say that they get the best services. Unlike most of the competitors, the company doesn’t charge high prices for its services. This is because it understands that the inmates should maintain close contact with their friends and families who are miles away. The team also knows that the inmates and their families might not afford the services if they are prices are too high.


Last year, the private company announced to its clients that it had chosen to introduce a video visitation application so that it could make the visitation process easier for all the people involved. According to the company, family members and friends of the inmates will get an opportunity to communicate with the inmates through a video service that is affordable. The service will be available to the inmates during the holiday season, and this means that the families do not have to travel long distances just to be with them. It is very easy to plan for the video visitation, and this means that the families will have an easy time. The prison officials will also enjoy several benefits when the inmates use the new app.