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Water

"Living in the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes', it is easy to forget we must conserve water. Water is a renewable resource, yet many are concerned about the quantity and quality of drinking water. Water treatment and delivery both require consumption of resources. The University pays a price for this distribution of drinking and waste water, so conserving water has an economic benefit as well" - Erika Bailey-Johnson (Strategic Plan)

Hydration Stations

Along with the reusable water bottles, in Spring 2011 we had two stations that are attached to water fountains where students can fill up their water bottles with filtered tap water. The Green Fee Mini Grant, Residential Life, and the Student Union helped pay for these stations. Then in Fall 2011, a student group from People and the Environment, worked on getting more stations and were successful! Five more stations will be installed before the Spring 2012 semester. The Sustainability Office's goal is to have a filling station in every building.  The overall goal is to have student use tap water and not depend on plastic bottled water for their water source.

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
~ Calvin Coolidge