Johns Hopkins University and the Health Systems have a contract with Quench as their preferred filtered drinking water cooler provider. This relationship makes the transition from plastic, disposable bottled water to more sustainable systems more financially feasible for offices through discounted pricing and greater safety and hygiene.
Take Back the Tap (TBTT) is a coalition of students, researchers, and staff at Johns Hopkins University that are committed to reducing the university’s consumption of bottled water and transitioning the campus to more affordable, sustainable and convenient sources of drinking water. JHU-TBTT works to reduce the consumption of bottled water at Hopkins by by promoting the switch to alternative and sustainable sources of drinking water on campus.
Specifically, student TBTT leaders are working to achieve these goals by:
- Asking students to pledge to stop buying/drinking bottled water and use a reusable bottle instead
- Inventorying all water fountains on the Homewood campus to develop an implementation plan for retrofitting or upgrading all campus fountains with water-bottle fillers
- Hosting events across the university to raise awareness among students
- Creating informational/educational media to raise awareness among students
- Asking campus event planners to offer filtered tap water stations or pitchers of water at their events rather than providing bottled water