Plastic is in the news a lot lately. We’ve all seen the image of the sea turtle with the plastic straw embedded in its nostril, or we’ve read about microscopic plastic particles being found at every level of the food chain. According to the Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our oceans every year.
To do our part in reducing plastic waste, the School of Writing will no longer offer bottled water at residency. Beginning with the Fall 2019 residency, students and faculty alike are asked to bring their own reusable water bottles to campus with them. You’ll find plenty of refill stations and drinking fountains around campus. And the bookstore sells Spalding-logo water bottles and tumblers, from $7.95 for a basic hard plastic model to $22 for a Camelbak bottle.
Pro tip: You might consider personalizing your bottle so it doesn’t end up lost or taken in a case of mistaken identity.
Thank you in advance for bringing a reusable water bottle with you.
P.S. The oceans thank you, too.