Reusable Water Bottle Giveaway
INITIATIVE NAME Reusable Water Bottle Giveaway
UNIVERSITY Georgia College & State University
TAGS water bottles | reuse | conserve | water
CONTACT Lori Strawder <sustaingc@gcsu.edu>
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SUMMARY

To reduce plastic water bottle consumption on campus, 2000 reusable water bottles were ordered with Campus Green Initiative Fund money. They distributed at several sustainability awareness events.



IMPACT

2,000 students were able to take home a reusable bottle to use at the several Brita filter stations on campus to reduce plastic water bottle use on campus. 



PROCEDURE

The bottles were purchased using Campus Green Initiative Fund money and had to follow the procedures for grant writing. Once the grant was approved, the bottles were distributed for about a year and a half at different "green" events. These included Earthfest, the Campus Green Initiative Fund Symposium, Campus Sustainability Day, National Recycling Day, Environmental Science Club movie nights, and others. 



MISTAKES & LESSONS LEARNED

Distribute the bottles more quickly so students can make use of the them as soon as possible. 



FUTURE PLANS

Plan another giveaway since this was conducted in 2012.