Members of the student-run Environmental Action Committee recently kicked off the Beyond the Bottle campaign on Harvard’s campus. Harvard undergrads Kristen Wraith and Danny Wilson started the campaign last semester following the example of other college campuses across the country pushing to reduce the sale and usage of disposable plastic water bottles. 

Beyond the Bottle is working to get a referendum on the Undergraduate Council ballot in November to ban the sale of disposables. They are currently collecting student signatures at tabling events all across campus. Students also hope to create sustainable alternatives by implementing more fill stations where reusable bottles can be refilled, starting with the Science Center and Lamont Library. 

The Office for Sustainability tracked down one of the EAC’s tabling events in Annenberg where members Kristen Wraith ’14 and Alex Krolewski ’15 were publicizing the campaign. They stressed that the goals of the campaign include an educational effort to inform students of the wastefulness of disposable bottles and of the safety of drinking tap water. 

If you’re interested in getting involved with the Beyond the Bottle campaign, contact the Environmental Action Committee or go to one of their open meetings on Wednesdays at 8 o’clock in the PBHA. Watch the video to learn more about the campaign!