Water, Soil Pollution and Waste:. Manufacturing & Transport: 50 million barrels. T he Life of a Plastic Water Bottle. Consumption: Americans spent $21.7 billion in 2011 on bottled water. Oil Extraction: 17 million barrels.
In 2010, Studentsfor Environmental Awareness of Sustainability initiated the campaign to stop the sale of bottled water on campus and joined the nationwide movement known as “Take Back The Tap”. A bill was drafted by students and put on the Spring 2011 ballot.
You Have The Power to Make Change
The bill passed to eliminate the sale of bottled water on campus by 2014!
Located in every building on campus.
In only 6 months we have saved over
115,000 plastic water bottles
from being used.
Over the last few months students, faculty and the UCCS administration have joined forces
to bring you a top-quality reusable
to a bottle-free