Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Banning bottled water at UM

The student government at Michigan is lobbying the university to ban bottled water from campus. You know, if the students just didn't buy any bottled water, it would disappear pretty quickly without any political action at all. Voting with dollars is better, in so many ways, than voting with ballots, not least because voting with dollars means that the outcome takes account of the views of those too busy, or too wise, to get involved in politics.

1 comment:

Michael Ward said...

Odd, on my campus they reached the opposite conclusion. The sustainability gurus have ripped out some drinking fountains to install water bottle filling stations. I am not sure the rate of bottle reuse differs that much across campuses. I love data driven decision making.