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Phillips Exeter Academy Launches Campuswide Plastic Water Bottle-Free Campaign
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Exeter, NH—Phillips Exeter Academy will be a plastic water bottle-free campus beginning Wednesday, March 21, 2012, according to the Academy's Sustainability/Environmental Stewardship Office.
New water bottle-filling stations are located throughout campus in the Phelps Science Center, Phelps Academy Center, the Grill, Love Gymnasium, Jeremiah Smith Hall and the Academy Building. Additional filtered-water units are being upgraded or added throughout campus. Cups or reusable water bottles will be made accessible to everyone.
With these improvements, bottled water will no longer be sold at the Grill, the bookstore, from vending machines, or served at any events on campus.
The initiative kicks off in conjunction with World Water Day, a grass-roots effort designed to eliminate the significant environmental impact of bottled water. World Water Day is held each year on March 22 to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. For more information and a copy of the policy, please visit our website at: Sustainability / H2O Bottle Free.
For further information about the initiative, call the PEA Communications Office at 603-777-3450. A complete list of upcoming sustainable events can be found on the PEA Sustainability webpage and on the PEA Community Calendar. Events are also available on the Phillips Exeter Academy public events line at 603-777-4309 and on our website at PEA. For directions to Phillips Exeter Academy, call 603-777-4330.