Healthy You for a Healthy Universe
Later evolved into I Heart Tap Water Campaign
Project Leads: Cathy Kodoma, Kim LaPean, Trish Ratto
Sponsor: University Health Services
TGIF Grant: $5,000
Project Theme: Education & Behavior Change
2008 Application Submission
Project Description: This collaborative campaign sought to promote the drinking of tap water to the campus community and make tap water the preferred beverage over bottled water, soda, and energy drinks.
I Heart Tap Water Website
Goals: Locate and assess current accessibility to campus tap water (i.e. water fountains) and install new water bottle refill stations. Promote the use of reusable aluminum water bottles and distribute thousands of free high-quality reusable bottles with a consistent health & sustainability logo. Build campus awareness about the environmental and health benefits of choosing tap water through a public information campaign. Reduce the purchase of single-use plastic bottles by 25%, thereby reducing the campus waste stream, the use of petroleum-based products, and the daily caloric intake of individuals. Have campus members sign tap water pledges.