Did you know the average person uses 167 bottles of water annually? Multiply that times the average $1.35 per bottle and you’ve already spent hundreds. Needless to say, investing a few bucks in a reusable water bottle saves the college student a good chunk of money while bettering our environment here at LSU. So, how exactly can you help? Quench your thirst and your friend’s too with UREC’s Clear Water, Green Heart initiative.
With this project, UREC aims to drastically cut down on the amount of water bottles discarded in the complex. It’s as easy as drink, punch, repeat. First, grab a Clear Water, Green Heart punch card from the Operations Desk. UREC has five water bottle refilling stations where you can refill your own water bottle. Check out the list below and also see the starting point as of September 30, 2013 how many water bottles we have saved to date!
1st Floor (by computers): 115,271
1st Floor Weight Room: 44,364
1st Floor outside Gymnasium: 18,492
2nd Floor by Restrooms: 24,770
2nd Floor by Track: 9,523
Whenever you refill your reusable water bottle, present your Clear Water, Green Heart punch card at the Operations Desk. There, you’ll receive a punch. When you get ten punches, you’ll receive a free guest pass (valued at $10).
So, let’s do the math. You can either pay about $225 over the next year, or you can spend $3 – $7 for a reusable bottle and get a guest pass that’s priced over the amount you spent on the bottle. Sounds like a great way to help out, don’t you think? The Clear Water, Green Heart campaign runs from September 30 through November 22.