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Bottled Water-Free Day: Rethink Your Drink!

March 12, 2015


Rethink Your Drink

These are the words you might see on your next stop at one of Red River College’s re-usable bottle fill stations!

This is the 5th year the College has supported Bottled Water-Free Day. We do this to support RRC’s goal to enhance the culture of sustainability; to encourage staff and students to act sustainably and fill their reusable water bottles, and inform on the issues surrounding bottled water.

Did you Know:

  • On average a 500 ml. bottle of water costs two dollars – coming from the tap, it is less than one cent!
  • It takes 3 litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water.
  • Bottled water travels an average 2,000 km to get to you.
  • Water from Shoal Lake (Winnipeg’s water source) travels 276 km.
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    • Still not convinced – check out our past blog on tap water facts and fiction.

Take our water taste test challenge! 

Last year over 58% of people who took our taste test could tell the difference between tap and bottled water, while 42% could not. When asked if they carried a reusable water bottle 50% said yes.

Tell us if you ” You Can Taste the Difference” between tap water and bottled water!

  • March 18: Roblin Centre (Atrium)
  • March 19: Notre Dame Campus (Bookstore)
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
    • The RRC Bookstore will also have reusable water bottles for sale!

For more information on this event, please contact the Sustainability Office.

Bottled Water Free Day is brought to you through a partnership between the Sustainability Office, the Red River College Bookstore and the Students’ Association.