Mark Hogg boarded the Millennial Train Wednesday evening and stopped in Chicago Thursday morning to speak to the Millennials about WaterStep’s future with Virtual Water Utilities.
The Millennial Train is a non-profit organization that leads crowd-funded transcontinental train journeys that empower diverse groups of enterprising and civic-minded Millennials to explore America’s new frontiers. Over the course of ten days, participants gain opportunities for personal development and shared discovery through seminars, mentors, workshops and projects.
Mark Hogg started the morning out by connecting the Millennials on the train with WaterStep’s generation of Millennials. For those of you who haven’t heard the term “Millennials,” it refers to the generation born from the early 1980’s-2000’s. WaterStep’s team of Millennials tweeted back and forth with those on board the train throughout the morning to collaborate on new ideas, questions, and thoughts for the future of safe water in the world. Using #WSvwu to represent WaterStep Virtual Water Utilities, they communicated about Hogg’s talk and asked each other new questions.
Facts like, “80% of all illness in the world is from waterborne diseases,” and “With a handful of salt and a car battery, we can produce water that is safe to drink,” caught the attention of listeners as they were tweeted out during the presentation.
Other tweeters were inspired by Hogg’s words and thought about how their personal projects could be helpful to WaterStep.
@kbc88 said, “Loving the public health message that
@MarkHogg is bringing to #entrepreneurship. #Newfrontiers #WSvwu @WaterStep @ideamornings”
@Sweat_everyday said, “We’d love to collaborate on community workouts worldwide and clean water. Everyone will be thirsty after sweating!”
@SeanKolodziej said, “Glad to be working with Mark Hogg and WaterStep to solve the world’s water problems
The conversation continues as Millennials answer survey questions and we continue working together and thinking about more ways to bring safe water to people.
To see more from the morning and chime in with your thoughts, search and use #WSvwu on Twitter, or follow the link below to Millennial Train’s Highlights from the morning:
Millennial Train’s Storify of Twitter Highlights from the Morning
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