“I think that water is in every aspect of our lives, and it’s also this year’s theme for the Sagan Colloquium, so I thought that it would just be a wonderful opportunity to piggyback off the Sagan and put it more in the students’ hands.”
– Cindy Hastings
Tree House resident Cindy Hastings organized Water Week, which ran from Nov. 3 through Nov. 7.
Each day of the week Hastings, other Tree House residents and guest presenters provided information to students on why water use is an important issue.
They also gathered a petition of 110 signatures in support of ending sales of disposable plastic water bottles. Gene Castelli, director of Chartwells, said that they would only stop sales if the student government requested it or students collectively stopped buying them.
On Wednesday, a small group of students put theories on water cleanliness into practice by removing debris from the banks of the Olentangy River.
Finishing the week, organizers held a small scavenger hunt to find out how many water bottles have been saved by the five hydration stations on campus; WCSA and Buildings and Grounds plan to add more stations in the future.
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