Our focus on water includes efforts and strategies to increase the water efficiency of our facilities and promote equitable access to safe drinking water.
Our expectations to go further and greener include these water-related goals from our Sustainability Plan (PDF):
- An inventory of all available green spaces on campus to identify future green roofs potential.
- Installation of water bottle-filling stations on every campus’ floor for more accessibility.
- Installation of building sub-meters to effectively track and analyze Hunter’s campus water usage.
- Increase the number of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures on campus to a minimum of 50% by the year 2028.
Fueled by the leadership of Hunter’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Graduate Student Association (GSA), the advocacy and support of the Hunter student body proves instrumental towards campus funding and installation of waste-saving water bottle filling stations on campus.
Since the first bottle filling installation in 2016, over 19 million (and counting) plastic water bottles have been eliminated from the NYC waste stream.