Creating a more Sustainable Campus: Water (part 2)

Water is one of the 7 critical issues being discussed at the upcoming Rio+20 summit in Brazil. According to the Rio+20 website, by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. In a previous blog, we looked at how a … Continue reading Creating a more Sustainable Campus: Water (part 2)

Creating More Sustainable Campuses: Water (part 1)

Water is one of the 7 critical issues being discussed at the upcoming Rio+20 summit in Brazil. According to the Rio+20 website, by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. The business sector, through the production of goods and … Continue reading Creating More Sustainable Campuses: Water (part 1)

Creating more sustainable campuses: Banning Water Bottles

Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of universities banning the sale and purchase water bottles on campuses, in particular in North America, but also internationally. In 2009, Concordia University* and McGill University launched TAPthirst chapters with the goal to eliminate bottled water from their campuses, and the University of Winnipeg … Continue reading Creating more sustainable campuses: Banning Water Bottles