Students at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, are doing their part to help reduce their plastic footprint by initiating a campus-wide plastic bottle plan this winter.
In a typical year, Brown University distributes as many as 250,000 bottles of water on campus. After some students started campaigning against using the bottles, the total dropped by 40,000.
By this time next year, some students hope the total will be zero.
That is the goal of the Beyond the Bottle Campaign, a student-run effort to eliminate bottled water on campus.