Students at Linfield College set up a tap water vs. bottled water station to reach out to others and help Take Back the Tap on their campus.
- Humboldt State Universityrecently became the first public university in California and the third public university in the nation to ban bottled water from being sold on campus, eliminating 50,000 bottles a year from the school’s recycling and trash systems.
- After retrofitting water fountains with brand new filling stations, the Take Back the Tap campaign at the University of New Hampshire is now working to pass a campus-wide ban on bottled water.
- Carleton College succeeded in banning bottled water from campus vending machines and student-association funded events. The team is currently working to eliminate bottled water from catered events, sack lunches and the snack bar, and is working to secure funding for additional retrofitted water refilling stations on campus.
- Activists at the University of New Mexico are collaborating with their administration to support its move to stop university funds from being used to purchase bottled water.
- Thanks to the efforts of its local Take Back the Tap chapter, Unity College in Maine no longer sells bottled water in any dorm vending machines.
- At Emory University, the Student Government Association recently passed a measure prohibiting the purchase of bottled water with student funds. Sodexo, the campus’s food provider, will soon install water filling stations in the main cafeteria. The campus’s primary coffee shop is installing a similar station, and will provide information about switching from bottled water to tap water.
- American University’s Student Senate passed a resolution in support of the campus’s Take Back the Tap campaign, and pledged to stop providing bottled water at the senate-sponsored events.
- The student body at St. Olaf College recently passed by 86 percent a referendum calling on the school’s administration to ban bottled water. The Student Senate also voted to stop student government funds from being used to buy bottled water.
- At Columbia College in Illinois, activists convinced the school’s administration to convert old water fountains to water filling stations so students can more easily refill their reusable water bottles.
Read what campus activists are saying about our Take Back the Tap campaign.