CSUC Students Call for Ban on Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

Apr 12, 2016 12:44 PM by Hayley Skene

CSU, Chico students are taking a stand for what they call "sustainable hydration"
They're asking the Associated Students to stop the sale of single-use water bottles on campus.
It was a class assignment that could mean some big changes for students in the coming years.
To get the message out, they decorated Butte Hall with strands of bottles Monday, collected from campus this semester.
Students say as many as they found in the recycle bins, even more are being tossed in the trash.
Student Charles Winter, who helped on the project says he hopes Chico State will set an example that many other universities will follow.
The students drafted an advisory measure, asking the university to finish out the contracts already in place, but to not re-sign any for bottled water.
Thanks to a grant through AS sustainability, water refill stations are being installed at every single building on campus over then next year.
The students behind the initiative are working on a map, as well as an app to let people know about the refill stations that are already in use.
Students can vote on the advisory measure as a part of the Associated Student elections.
Voting is ongoing from 8 a.m. on Tuesday April 12th through 8 a.m. on April 13th.


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