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Tap That Campaign

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | April 30, 2014 | No Comment |

The Office of Sustainability has finally launched a long-awaited campaign to promote the use of water refill stations on campus. The Tap That Campaign aims to promote refilling reusable water bottles and reducing plastic bottle waste on campus.

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During the summer of 2012, brainstorming began to bring awareness to the delicate issue of having access to clean drinking water for all faculty, staff, and students at the College. The name of the campaign was discovered by Jen Jones, Facilities Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. She noticed what other universities in the region were naming similar campaigns. Graduate Assistant Ashlyn-Spilis-Hochschild ensured that there were two generations of incoming freshman who would be receiving reusable water bottles from the Office of Sustainability before making the campaign official.

In order to support this initiative, the Office of Sustainability began installing water refill stations on campus. The first refill station was installed in 2012. Each refill station dispenses filtered water and is easy to operate. Censors recognize when a bottle is placed beneath the water source and automatically turns on. As soon as the bottle is removed, the water turns off.  There are now 13 stations located around campus. The newest unit is the first outdoor station, located just outside of 6 Green Way.

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