After Grand Canyon decided to ban sales of bottled water
at the national park, the battle against bottled water rages on. College campuses across the country including University of Vermont and Loyola Phoenix strive to ban bottle water sale on campus. Student activists and non-profit campaigns like Ban the Bottle
are gaining strong momentum and awareness through student government and campus support. In an article
written by Rob Gilmore, Julia Poirier, chairperson of Loyola Phoenix Unified Student Government Association’s Justice Committee (USGA) stated, “the administration loves working with the students and they’ll do anything if they know we’re in support of it.”
Campaigns against bottled water not only promote campus sustainability but also help students come together to promote awareness and achieve a common goal.“It really just comes down to the students having another opportunity to share their voice,” said Poirer. “It’s really making them more interactive with USGA and more interactive as a whole campus-wide movement.”
Can CLU make an environmental difference?
We can make this happen. In 2007, a group of students under the guidance of Dr. Jean Sandlin launched Fillanthrophy, a sustainability program focused on utilizing reusable water container to counter the adverse effects of plastic bottles to our environment.
It's a tremendous undertaking but we can start now. Support campus sustainability through Fillanthrophy.
Re-fill with ease…one reusable bottle at a time.