You can tell a lot about a person from their water bottle.
Some prefer a clean, shiny look, perhaps with some insignia on the side; others plaster so many stickers on their water bottles it’s hard to tell what color it was to begin with. Still others show signs of wear and tear, such as large dents on the bottom from being dropped one too many times and scratches in the paint job. They’re not only a great conversation starter (i.e., “Oh, I love the Penny Ice Creamery too! Have you tried the whiskey custard flavor?”), but reusable water bottles are great for both the environment and your wallet.
In celebration of the new campaign by Take Back the Tap to ban all plastic water bottle sales on campus by the end of this school year, Gaia Magazine is showcasing your beloved reusable water bottles on the website next week.
Send in a photo of your water bottle to firstname.lastname@example.org, and it may be featured on our website for instant internet fame.
To learn more about Take Back the Tap and the new SUA resolution to ban plastic water bottles, check out this article from the UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Office and like Take Back the Tap UCSC on Facebook.
To get involved with Take Back the Tap, check out their meetings on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30 in Kresge Seminar Room #159.