Marquette University: TAKE BACK THE TAP
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Marquette University

Marquette University: TAKE BACK THE TAP

    1. Petition by

      Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC)

      milwaukee, WI

We believe that water should be safe, accessible, and affordable for all. Water is a human right and a basic public service, not a corporate commodity. Plastic water bottle use should be reduced on campus. More well-maintained hydration station for reusable water bottles should be installed on campus.
We as the members of Students for an Environmentally Active Campus want Marquette to become a greener campus and inspire other campuses around the nation.

Tap water costs about $0.002 per gallon. Bottled water ranges from $0.89-$8.26 per gallon.
U.S plastic bottle production requires more than 17 million barrels of oil, enough to fuel one million cars.
Phthalates - chemicals used to soften plastics, including plastic water bottles - can disrupt human endocrine function. Disrupting these bodily processes can lead to birth defects, cancer, or developmental problems in babies and children.
About 86% of plastic water bottles end up in the garbage instead of being recycled. That amounts to 2 million tons of PET plastic bottles piling up in the US landfills every year.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Dev Gingrich ALBANY, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Water is a human right and the sale of it is just plain wrong when cheaper, cleaner, and safer sources are available. Here's Binghamton University supporting Marquette University- TAKE BACK THE TAP!

    • David Mullins MILWAUKEE, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Bottled water tastes weird because there it is not tested twice/day the way tap water is!

    • Ryan Knott MILWAUKEE, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      tap water is great! bottled water tastes wierd

    • George McGraw LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Water is a human right! Jesuit campuses and institutions should do everything they can to protect and promote it!

    • Katherine Chaudoir MILWAUKEE, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      We cannot afford to pollute our Earth with plastic. The oceans and inhabitants of the oceans are directly affected but the true impact is huge and immeasurable.


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