BC Upgrades Water Fountains for a Greener CUNY

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–New bottle stations are set to replace older water fountains found across the Brooklyn College campus as part of an ongoing plan to make CUNY environmentally sustainable.

Starting in 2007, the Sustainable CUNY initiative oriented colleges to take action on climate change and evaluate how each individual campus can make sustainable improvements. Brooklyn College started its 10-Year Campus Sustainability Initiative in 2010 under former President Gould’s administration and aims to continue increasing the number of bottle filling stations available on campus to combat the creation of plastic waste. The bottle stations around campus have already produced significant results, with 15 of these bottle filling stations being responsible for diverting over 375,000 plastic bottles from entering landfills, according to Pietras.