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Archive for October 17th, 2007

What:
The Sustainability Hub, together with Cornell’s Sustainability Coordinator and the
Campus Life Green Team, is coordinating Campus Sustainability Day to celebrate with
the Cornell community what we have achieved so far on this important area. It will
also be a day in which sustainability efforts will be showcased to the Cornell
community.

When:
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM , and from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.

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Adopted from the Cornell Daily Sun

Studies have repeatedly shown that water is good for our body, but what about bottled water and the environment?

Christina Copeland ’11, through her Bottled Water Campaign, is attempting to show the Cornell community that drinking bottled water is not only bad for the environment, but also that the water is no different than tap water.

“My ‘water bottle team’ and I just finished making up five different signs with the key water bottle facts on them,” Copeland said.

These facts include CNN news excerpts proclaiming that Aquafina and Dasani are no different than tap water, facts about plastic water bottle manufacturing process, which requires 1.5 million barrels of crude oil a year and information about the transportation of water bottles. 13,700 18-wheelers are used per week to transport one billion bottles of water across the world.

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