By Kristina Michel
Every year, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, University of Houston students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to help reduce plastic waste and win prizes by participating in the Office of Sustainability’s #BYOBottle social media campaign.
The tradition returns this semester from Aug. 21 to Sept. 4.
During this time, participants who post a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle on Instagram or Twitter with #BYOBottle and @UHSustain will be entered to win a variety of cool prizes.
Prize winners will be notified a week after the conclusion of the #BYOBottle campaign. Winners should contact the Office of Sustainability at 832-842-9051 to confirm the date and time to pick up their prizes.
The #BYOBottle campaign is meant to encourage people to minimize single-use plastic water bottles and opt instead for reusable water bottles. Anyone with reusable water bottles can refill them at the UH2O stations located inside many of the buildings across the UH main campus.
For more information about #BYOBottle and other Office of Sustainability programs and upcoming events, visit www.uh.edu/sustainability.