Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

Stonybrook Water Joins WFEN to Help Save Sea Turtles & other Wildlife

Leader in the Drinking Water Industry Demonstrates Corporate Commitment to Healthy Oceans and Healthy Planet



Stonybrook Water, a Manchester-by-the-Sea based company providing “bottleless” dry water cooler systems, has become the newest Corporate Network Member of the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN), a global community dedicated to the development of products and tourism that contribute to the conservation of threatened wildlife and economic vitality of rural landscapes around the world. Both organizations have a strong interest in helping consumers and companies to reduce plastic consumption for cleaner oceans, a global environmental target highlighted by the #PlasticFreeJuly campaign.

Stonybrook Water has a strong corporate commitment to educate consumers on the impacts of plastics pollution on the marine environment.  According to President and CEO Tim Brown, “At Stonybrook, we understand our role in protecting the environment. We procure materials responsibly in partnership with our suppliers. Our products are designed and built to minimize the environmental footprint, while maximizing both energy efficiency and durability. We foster an internal culture where sustainability is the basis for ongoing employee education, engagement and pride.”  Corporate sustainability efforts at Stonybrook include helping people in less developed countries improve their quality of life by supporting clean drinking water, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs.

“Support from companies like Stonybrook Water allows us to continue our work to put best practices in place in areas where water quality and quantity are ongoing issues,” said WFEN Executive Director and Co-founder Julie Stein. “Sea Turtle Friendly™ tourism, for example, recognizes resorts that are doing an exemplary job to reduce threats and protect critical habitat like nesting beaches for sea turtles and litter-free coastlines for human communities.  This is especially important where tourism and the regional economy are dependent on thriving populations of marine wildlife and healthy marine ecosystems. Thanks to Stonybrook Water we are able to scale up this important work.”


About Stonybrook Water

Stonybrook Water “bottleless” dry water cooler systems provide an endless supply of pure drinking water without the hassle, cost or environmental harm of bottled water. With its “Direct Chill, Direct Filtration” technology, the ION is the only water cooler available anywhere that doesn’t need to store filtered water in a reservoir, thus removing the risk of bacterial infestation. For more information visit: www.stonybrookwater.com, Instagram: @stonybrookwater, Twitter: Stonybrook Water Co., Facebook: Facebook.com/stonybrookwater

About Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

WFEN and its certification programs represent grassroots farmers, ranchers, herders, artisans, indigenous peoples and conservation heroes from around the world including two World Bank Development Marketplace Award winners, a U.N. Equator Prize winner, leadership in the world’s marketplace for REDD+ Carbon Offsets, and a Time Hero for the Planet. Wildlife Friendly® products contribute to the conservation of over twelve million hectares of diverse wetlands, forests, and grasslands; protect keystone endangered species in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin and North America, including the Snow Leopard, Elephant, Tiger, Cheetah, Red Panda, and Wolf; and benefit over 200,000 people through increased food security, income and employment. For more information visit: www.wildlifefriendly.org, Instagram: @wildlifefriendly, Twitter: @wfen, Facebook.com/wildlifefriendly


Stonybrook Water: Heidi Duncan – info@stonybrookwater.com  

WFEN: Julie Stein – Julie@wildlifefriendly.org