Tell Grand Valley State University to Stop Selling Bottled Water on Campus
  • Petitioned Thomas J. Haas, PhD

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Grand Valley State University President
Thomas J. Haas, PhD
Campus Dining

Tell Grand Valley State University to Stop Selling Bottled Water on Campus

    1. Mike Wolf
    2. Petition by

      Mike Wolf

      Grand Rapids, MI

 

With the demanding schedule of college life, bottled water has become a popular item in many classrooms for students and faculty on the go. But with these convenient beverages, there are numerous long lasting negative impacts on communities and the environment.

In recent years, institutions like Grand Valley State University (Michigan) have been recognized on numerous occasions for their efforts on behalf of a more sustainable campus. In 2006, the university (GVSU) even established The Sustainable Community Development Initiative as a formal department. But some how in all this progressive change, bottled water seems to go unnoticed and unchecked.

Free Water is an appeal to Grand Valley State University to terminate its sales of Aquafina (Pepsi co). Although the sales and contract are very lucrative, the university is clearly undermining its own mission “to provide Grand Valley administration, faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders with the required skills and capabilities to become better stewards and responsible global citizens in the workforce, communities, and family life.”

In a letter to the STARS Assessment Committee, President Thomas J. Haas states “the university will hold themselves accountable for achieving their strategic goals that are built around seven values that define Grand Valley.” These include effective teaching, liberal education, scholarship, service, inclusiveness, community, and sustainability.

Join the campaign and tell Grand Valley to stop selling bottled water and move one step closer to a sustainable future.

 

For more info visit:

freewatergr.net

 

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    • Tamma Johnson OSYKA, MS
      • almost 2 years ago

      I don't think anyone should profit off water,because It's on e of the many free pleasures in life put here by God!

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    • sylvia mejia BOCA RATON, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      My daughter attended GVSU and will always support causes and initiatives that make continue to make GVSU progressive and innovative.

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    • adriane bellard OKC, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      STOP SELLIGN BOTTLED WATER ON CAMPUS

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    • Cody Gallagher ANN ARBOR, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I want my school to be free of objects that I detest.

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    • Reebeca Canmouise ASBURY, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Please let us at once cease this wastefulness, greed, despicable mindlessness and cruelty towards such wondrous beings such as wildlife!

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