The University of Vermont in Burlington has decided that as of January 2013, they will be ending the sales of bottled water in their facilities. This marks as one of the first Universities nationwide to embark on this policy.
This great step in improving sustainability and education of the impacts of bottled water has been an ongoing process brought on by Vermont Student Environmental Program (VSTEP) starting five years ago. They are also trying to replace all of the water fountains within the Universities facilities to have water bottle filling stations built in for easy access.
Some students still don’t believe it will happen, some cant wait, but either way the policy will start the first of the year!