09 Oct '11, 1pm

College Campuses Dump Disposable Water Bottles

One of the students organizing the bottled water ban at a liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minnesota notes “Macalester is claiming to be this sustainable, socially aware school. So if we’re selling bottled water, what does that say?” Meanwhile, Republican students at neighboring Minnesota College have countered their college’s kibosh on bottled water by providing plastic water bottles free of charge on campus. The student group says the ban impinges upon their right to free choice. The school’s director of sustainability clarifies that the “policy does not say that students can’t have bottled water. We’re not going to sell it in the bookstore or dining facilities here and we’re not going to use college funds to purchase bottled watered [sic], but we’re not saying to students, they can’t drink bottled water, it’s their right.”

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/college-campuses-dump...

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