Water Bottle Challenge and Reception

Apr 3, 2014 | Kristi Lynch

Water Bottle Challenge and Reception


University of Dubuque Charles C. Myers Library and Web of Life Organization


4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2012


Charles C. Myers Library Lobby


The Charles C. Myers Library has installed two water bottle fillers to enable easy filling of reusable water bottles while counting the number of disposable water bottles saved from landfills.  So far, in less than 2 weeks of use, the UD community has saved nearly 1,000 bottles! 

Installed in an effort to encourage behavioral change to help the UD community go green, the bottle fillers were funded, in part, by a Sustainable Dubuque grant.

The April 8 event is a collaboration between the UD Web of Life student organization and the library staff.  Web of Life will host their annual Water Bottle Challenge in conjunction with the reception celebrating the new fillers.  Refreshments will be provided… and water, of course!

A library display of sustainability-related materials is currently available on the 1st floor.

Anne Marie Gruber, assistant director for library instruction and public services, and chair of the library’s Green Team commented, “In the past five years, the library has reduced paper use by 50%, but we knew there were other ways we could help facilitate sustainability.  Going green doesn’t have to be unattainable—it starts with individual, daily steps that, when added together, can make a big impact.  If we can encourage bigger changes on campus, all the better!”