Northland Campuses Celebrate World Water Week

Events to Raise Awareness About Fresh Water

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National Water Week is making a splash at local colleges by inspiring students to understand water issues.

Water Week helps young people become more active and engaged by learning the importance of fresh water. 

Lake Superior College hosted a plastic bottle exchange where students received a free reusable bottle after throwing away an empty plastic bottle. 

“If you start to think about ecological and societies cost, making those choices starts to make you think about being a little bit more thoughtful,” said LSC’s Sustainability Coordinator, Kristi Heintz. 

This week also encourages others to take action to protect the vital water sources in our Great Lakes system. 

Events include water films, water research, tap vs. bottled water taste tests and much more. 

“Once you start to consider the world issues and the rights that other people have to battle as far as having a clean water resource to drink, it makes you appreciate what we have here,” said Heintz.

UMD will be hosting a water fair at the Kirby Bus Hub Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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