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Loyola University eliminates the sale of bottled water on campus
Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012

Posted on 05/07/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Loyola University in Chicago is ridding its campus of bottled water.

School officials say bottled water will no longer be sold anywhere on campus starting in 2013.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bottledwater; environment; water
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1 posted on 05/07/2012 7:12:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Actually as long as they provide water fill up stattions all over campus I have no problem with them voting this in.

At least it will eliminate empty bottles thrown all over


2 posted on 05/07/2012 7:17:25 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why? (I don’t want to give the ChiTrib any hits)


3 posted on 05/07/2012 7:17:27 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yup, they’ll sell you an overpriced worth lib arts degree, but don’t even think of trying to buy some filtered water there.

And one wonders why we STEM folks f*rt in the general direction of the majority of our college mates.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 7:18:29 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: JimRed

“A referendum was passed by students last week to phase out bottled water sales and reduce the university’s environmental footprint. Students launched a year-long campaign to eliminate bottled water sales and draw attention to water conservation.

Officials say the goal of the campaign was to address issues of local water privatization and fair access to water globally.”


5 posted on 05/07/2012 7:18:39 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

oh no! those students will die of thirst!


6 posted on 05/07/2012 7:19:16 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just more liberal claptrap from college kids.

They are worried about their environmental footprint.

Are these college kids worried about their sexual footprint?
How much rubber do they use and throw away?

What about their alcohol footprint? Lots of booze bottles add to environmental disaster, don’t they?????


7 posted on 05/07/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 1_Rain_Drop; mickie
Without their cell phones in one hand and their water bottles in the other they may actually have to figure out what those two appendages at the ends of their arms are for.

Leni

8 posted on 05/07/2012 7:30:06 AM PDT by MinuteGal (No control of historic Mt. Rushmore by UN... Get the U.S. OUT of the UN. Get the UN OUT of the U.S.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Say it’s not so! No water bottles? How will I be able to tell an entitled, self-absorbed yuppie from the general population at a glance?


9 posted on 05/07/2012 7:33:16 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
looks like a business opportunity for some enterprising entrepreneur with a large back pack
10 posted on 05/07/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It makes me wonder about what they are putting in the water— drugs that make them paranoid, delusional, incapable of rational thought, and incoherent—in other words, guaranteed Democrat voters!


11 posted on 05/07/2012 7:35:54 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: RWGinger

Actually as long as they provide water fill up stattions all over campus I have no problem with them voting this in.

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Really? The school needs to provide water stations? What’s next, birth control? (that was tongue in cheek, btw)

Why can’t one fill up one’s water bottle before leaving the building one is in? Do they not have running water in all of their dorms?

I managed to survive college with no bottled water (I’m old) and there were no water fillup stations either.


12 posted on 05/07/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT by dmz
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To: ConservativeStatement

Who in their right mind buys water anyway? Especially on a college campus with cold water fountains everywhere. Just bring your own bottle and fill it up there. You’d have to be nuts to spend 2 or 3 dollars a bottle for water.


13 posted on 05/07/2012 7:36:49 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Go to YouTube and search “Liberals on an Escalator.”


14 posted on 05/07/2012 7:37:51 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: ETL
Who in their right mind buys water anyway?

Why is it any of your business?

15 posted on 05/07/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The story doesn’t mention if the plans include banning bottled sodas, which are only flavored bottled water.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 7:40:28 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: stylin19a

17 posted on 05/07/2012 7:44:53 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: dfwgator

Sorry, I didn’t realize opinions weren’t allowed.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 7:49:09 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ConservativeStatement

ping for later -fire wall


19 posted on 05/07/2012 7:52:44 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Its called “Environmental Care Theater”


20 posted on 05/07/2012 7:58:12 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: ConservativeStatement
As Ann Coulter said, they're worried about water conservation on a planet that is 2/3 covered by the stuff.

Too many idiot college students are so easily led by their leftist professors.
21 posted on 05/07/2012 7:59:15 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: dmz

I understand and I vbet you didn’t just throw your trash all over campus.

If you ever look at the areas after a leftist rally ( including the inauguration of 0dumbo0 it is filled with trash.
most campuses are not all that different espeically the most liberal ones. The sense of entitlement extends to someone else picking up your trash

so of course you are right. it shouldn’t have to be provided for them
but I’d rather see some water fill up stations( formerly known as water fountains) than a beautiful campus strewn with plastic bottles


22 posted on 05/07/2012 7:59:40 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe someone will invent a cooled water dispensing machine - they could call it something like a “water fountain”


23 posted on 05/07/2012 7:59:54 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If bottled water is so bad...why not stop it NOW???


24 posted on 05/07/2012 8:00:47 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone
If bottled water is so bad...why not stop it NOW???

"Water should be free, man!"

25 posted on 05/07/2012 8:03:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

But $5 a cup Starbucks coffee (in paper cups) will go on!


26 posted on 05/07/2012 8:04:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Freestate316
"Go to YouTube and search “Liberals on an Escalator.”"
Thanks for the entertainment, it was priceless.
27 posted on 05/07/2012 8:08:12 AM PDT by Tomato lover (Jesus is Lord)
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To: RWGinger
If you ever look at the areas after a leftist rally ( including the inauguration of 0dumbo0 it is filled with trash. most campuses are not all that different especially the most liberal ones. The sense of entitlement extends to someone else picking up your trash

When I see a piece of trash on the sidewalk, particularly near a garbage can, I often pick it up and throw it in. I spend a lot of time in areas predominately liberal (hard to help it in Manhattan) and I've never yet seen anyone else do it. Meanwhile, they're supposed to be 'like' sooo "environmentally conscious". They don't even bother to tell someone when their headlights are off. Lazy, selfish, unobservant people.

28 posted on 05/07/2012 8:14:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

A water cooler lowers the water temperature, while a drinking fountain is intended to drink from the water supply. A water fountain is an architectural appurtenance for aesthetics.

The move to get rid of bottled water is smart from a hygienic perspective. Unlike public water distribution systems, bottled water is not as well regulated to ensure the public safety. Water tends to become more unsanitary the longer it remains idle with just a small amount of biologicals seeking something to feed upon.

A single molecule of water in a public utility system is very likely to be discharged from the tap within a day to a week from the original water source (river, reservoir, stream, well, lake), whereas bottled water is likely to have sitting like Petri dish for months to years.

Surface water must be filtered prior to distribution and unlike a decade or two ago, many, if not most water distribution networks today are made from PVC piping instead of ferrous or steel pipe, with very little influence of corrosion upon the water quality.

As a utility, public water systems are designed to provide a commonly used resource at the least cost.

In summary, it’s stupid not to drink tap water, unless the water sources in your area are polluted, in which case federal law mandates the notification of such hazards to the public.


29 posted on 05/07/2012 8:14:44 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ETL

Ah, but if people will buy it, why not sell it? Supply and demand. Kids with coolers and a bit of sense can start making money hand over fist by buying the 24-packs in grocery stores and re-selling single bottles to kids on campus. The poor school will lose money to young entrepreneurs; wait, this is starting to sound awesome.

I actually only drink bottled water, but that’s because water tastes terrible to me and the bottled stuff tastes more like the plastic it’s been sitting in than pipes. I’m perfectly happy to drink juice or soda instead (extremely healthy, I know, but at least that’s probably worth $2-3). I’m happy to shell out for something that tastes better to me. It’s also more convenient; nothing to clean! Nothing to carry around with you well after you’re done drinking. It would annoy me if I had something I enjoyed and was willing to pay for taken away because someone wanted to raise awareness and reduce the environmental footprint.

But, I do agree that it seems ridiculous to pay good money for something that’s 3 cents from your tap. So I say as I drink a bottle of water that is both tolerable and convenient.


30 posted on 05/07/2012 8:15:31 AM PDT by lymelady (Pro-life: Because I passed biology and history.)
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To: July4
‘..Entitled, self-absorved yuppies’ will all have their Starbucks coffee!!!

Smug, supercilious conceit and arrogance will always find a way to express itself! :)

31 posted on 05/07/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: lymelady
Ah, but if people will buy it, why not sell it? Supply and demand.

It's just my natural instinct to try and offer sensible advise to people, rather than take advantage of their foolishness. Not saying there aren't occasional times when it makes practical sense to buy bottled water.

32 posted on 05/07/2012 8:22:59 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dfwgator

Just so. We have far too many who believe that challenging the activities of others is OK as long as you’re on the ‘right’ side of the issue.

It isn’t opinion, it’s simply an attempt at control.


33 posted on 05/07/2012 8:23:48 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: lymelady

In Rome, if you carry a bottle with you, you can fill it up in the fountains all over the city. Otherwise, it’s about 2 euros.


34 posted on 05/07/2012 8:24:26 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (chirping birds + basket weavers who sit + smile + twiddle their thumbs + toes They're coming to take)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
My idea for a new product to avoid the bottled water bans.

New Pepsi Triple Free: Carbonation free, sweetener free, artificial color free. It's not bottled water - it's Pepsi Triple Free.

35 posted on 05/07/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: relictele

Can I get up in the middle of a lecture and go to a water fountain for a drink? I would rather have a bottle and be able to take a drink from my desk.


36 posted on 05/07/2012 8:26:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: KarlInOhio
New Pepsi Triple Free: Carbonation free, sweetener free, artificial color free. It's not bottled water - it's Pepsi Triple Free.

"If you want a Pepsi, pal, you're gonna pay for it!"

37 posted on 05/07/2012 8:28:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ETL
Sorry, I didn’t realize opinions weren’t allowed.

LOL!!

38 posted on 05/07/2012 8:30:13 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: ETL

Suppose I go visit this university and have failed to remember to bring along my refillable water bottle. I become thirsty and decide to purchase a bottled beverage so that I can have a bottle which I can refill later in the day. I no longer have the choice to buy just plain old water, the best option for hydration, I believe. My choice is probably going to be among some carbonated beverages, which I don’t like that much. Water drinkers are being discriminated against!


39 posted on 05/07/2012 8:35:42 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: dmz

Just don’t ban beer!

Or birth control.

Or abortions.

But water and junk food - screw it!


40 posted on 05/07/2012 8:36:23 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: dfwgator

“Who in their right mind buys water anyway?”
People who don’t want to stand in line to drink out of a Bubbler with 40,000 college football fans.


41 posted on 05/07/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

And they tell you NOT to do this if you are on a cruise or you will spend several days at sea bleeping and puking.


42 posted on 05/07/2012 8:42:07 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Must be a light news day.


43 posted on 05/07/2012 8:43:47 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: stayathomemom

“Not saying there aren’t occasional times when it makes practical sense to buy bottled water.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2880827/posts?page=32#32


44 posted on 05/07/2012 8:47:21 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sudetenland

[ As Ann Coulter said, they’re worried about water conservation on a planet that is 2/3 covered by the stuff.

Too many idiot college students are so easily led by their leftist professors. ]

But, But, most of that water is saltwater and undrinkable...

“Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” - Paul Elrich (Professional Libtard)

Oh, I guess if we had cheap abundant energy and we could distill as much freshwater as we wanted/needed and pipe it into the middle of the continents.

Why do the “Progressives” hate humanity so much?


45 posted on 05/07/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Freestate316

LOL... and so true.

Of course if they were republican politicians, they would surrender the challenge, sit on their butts and slide down the steps.


46 posted on 05/07/2012 9:13:13 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: KarlInOhio

You are a marketing genius


47 posted on 05/07/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: ConservativeStatement

One would think that a university based in Chicago would know what happens when you try Prohibition.


48 posted on 05/07/2012 9:52:01 AM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: Freestate316
Or they can just click on this link.
49 posted on 05/07/2012 10:05:09 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Robert DeLong

Thanks! I have very basic computer skills, so I appreciate you providing the link for this classic!


50 posted on 05/07/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT by Freestate316
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