Office of Sustainability
Through the first Terps Heart the Tap project (Terps Heart the Tap I), 64 filtered water filling stations were installed on campus, encouraging Terps to reuse and refill, instead of consuming single-use bottled water. In the first six months of operation, the fountains have prevented 143,000 plastic single-use bottles from being used and disposed of on campus.
In Terps Heart the Tap II, the Office of Sustainability, along with our facilities partners, installed 38 Halsey Taylor brand bottle filling stations and accompanying signage. By the end of the 2014-2015 school year, our 101 bottle filling stations had prevented the use of 1.3 million single use plastic bottles. To encourage use and educate users, information on the bottle filling stations was integrated into the successful Small Footprint Pledge. The reusable water bottle pledge was taken by almost 500 users during the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, "Terps Heart the Tap" water bottle stickers have been distributed across campus at events and classes.