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2 Catholic colleges ban plastic water bottles

November 05, 2010

Citing environmental concerns, two Catholic colleges-- the University of Portland and Seattle University-- have joined six other colleges in banning the sale of plastic water bottles on campus. Seattle University is selling its students steel water bottles; revenue will be used to pay for water treatment systems in Haiti.


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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Nov. 06, 2010 2:59 PM ET USA

    One wonders if these particular campi also ban condoms.

  • Posted by: Redneckwomandesigns9881 - Nov. 05, 2010 6:16 PM ET USA

    LOL! @ DrJazz. I wish I wasn't so cynical but having spent some time in the classroom with "Green" teenagers who were offended at the idea of picking up a piece of litter on the classroom floor, I suspect that DrJazz is dead on.

  • Posted by: deacon2476427 - Nov. 05, 2010 5:39 PM ET USA

    These two Catholic Colleges are listening to the Holy Father, Pope Benedict when he said on the World Peace Day of this year. "If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation," God Bless the Vicar of Christ for his concern for the enviornment and being the green pope.

  • Posted by: kman - Nov. 05, 2010 3:24 PM ET USA

    Why do people have to be constantly roaming around with a beverage?

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Nov. 05, 2010 8:02 AM ET USA

    SEATTLE, July 23, 2247 -- Construction workers excavating for the new skyscraper to be built on the former site of Seattle University found something unusual yesterday: Thousands of rusted steel bottles. Apparently, students at the Catholic college were careless in their disposal of waste, something that archaeologists called in to investigate found surprising. "In the early 2000s, Seattle U. made a push to be what they called 'green,'" said Dr. E. X. Pert, "but I guess they were just frauds."