The University of Louisville is going from cardinal red to GREEN for the 2021 Ecolympics. The event runs over the course of eight weeks through March 27 and is designed to engage UofL’s campus community in sustainable behavior changes using friendly competition between peers and other schools. The Ecolympics are connected to a larger nationwide competition—the Campus Race to Zero Waste—which tracks student sustainability efforts across the country.
“The goal is to get people to try something new and to up their sustainability game,” said Justin Mog, Assistant to the Provost of Sustainability Initiatives at UofL.
Louisville Water is a long-time partner with the UofL and is proud to support their ongoing sustainability efforts. Ecolympics participants are eligible to win weekly prizes, including fun swag from Louisville pure tap®. Of course, reusable pure tap bottles are also readily available to students or faculty members who want to ditch single-use plastic water bottles for good!
Together, UofL and Louisville Water have made it easy for students to quench their thirst in an environmentally sustainable way. There are nearly 200 touchless bottle fill stations across the campus, including several within the new state-of-the-art Belknap Academic Building. These newest water stations will be getting a sleek new Louisville pure tap® design later this year to help students and faculty remember to fill up and stay hydrated.