We're calling on the University to provide an accessible supply of nice, cool, fresh drinking water.
Bottled water is oil. Seriously. The amount of oil needed to produce and transport that water is 1/4 of the bottle's volume. That means more oil spills, more unhealthy carbon pollution, more dangerous climate change.
Bottled water is plastic. Plastic pollutes. Yup, 10% of the plastic produced will end up in the oceans. That means more ocean pollution, more toxins for humans, more dead sea creatures: 1 million seabirds & 100,000 marine animals annually.
What's the solution? An easily accessible supply of nice, fresh drinking water! That's why we're calling on the university to install drinking fountains with water filtration and cooling in the Kate Edgar and Quad area.
Currently there are no fountains in the quad (where a large proportion of students dine each day) and the Kate Edgar commons area has fountains with a water quality that is unappealing.
Providing fresh, cool drinking water is the first step to reducing the number of plastic water bottles sold on campus, reducing our dependence on oil and single-use plastics. Plus, it's cheaper for you!
If you agree, sign the petition below now to help make this a reality.
I support The University of Auckland installing water fountains with cooling and filtration in the Kate Edgar and Quad area. I support a phase out and ban in the sale of bottled water on campus once fountains are in place.