University Implements Student ‘Green’ Idea, Installing Four New Hydration Stations

Published: May 08, 2013

University Implements Student ‘Green’ Idea, Installing Four New Hydration Stations

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Island University is continuing its efforts to “go green” by implementing an idea submitted by a student to install four new hydration stations across campus.

The proposal for the hydration stations was developed by Evan Paret, a senior Environmental Science major. The proposal was presented to the Student Government Association, and was later implemented by the University. 

The new hydration stations are located in the New Student Welcome Center, Corpus Christi Hall, Facilities Services Building, and the Conrad Blucher Institute.

“I’m always looking for new ways to improve the environment,” said Paret. “I was aware of similar projects taking place at other universities, so I decided to do some research.  I quickly learned that hydration stations are a good investment.”

The stations, which were installed between 2012-2013, will help reduce the number of plastic bottles being used by the campus community. The stations will provide cool filtered, drinking water for reusable bottles. 

To use the station, a person places the bottle in front of the sensor. The station will automatically fill the bottle.  The unit will stop filling after 30 seconds or when the user removes the bottle from the sensor range. Each station includes a “green ticker” to indicate the number of 16 ounce bottles saved from landfill disposal.

Islander Green was developed to create awareness of the growing number of projects and programs that promote sustainability through environmental initiatives taking place around campus. For more information, go to