Beginning January 19, 2013, a $1.00 Sustainability Surcharge will go into
effect on the purchase of any water bottle on campus, whether from a vending
machine, The Devil's Den, or Dining Services.
The program, which stems from 'Take Back the Tap' initiative, is meant to reduce
the consumption and disposal of plastic water bottles on campus. The
surcharge will be used to offset lost revenue from the sale of bottled water
and to fund new sustainability initiatives in the future. The campus community
is encouraged to use filtered water fountains and the new Bottle Filling
Stations Facilities Management is currently deploying around campus. Click on
the map below to find a fill station near you!
For more information about the environmental, financial and health implications of plastic water bottles, please visit Earth Now's Take Back the Tap blog or the Food&Water Watch Take Back the Tap homepage.