The Bottled Water Story: On January 31, 2012 the University of Vermont announced that it would become the first public university in the nation to end the sale of bottled water on campus, and mandate healthy options for one-third of the drinks offered in vending machines. Read the article from University Communications here.
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On February 1, 2012, a request for proposal was released seeking proposals to provide UVM with beverage vending. UVM received 3 bid responses as part of this process. The University has chosen Sodexo as the vendor for the beverage vending contract for the next 3 years. This contract begins on July 1, 2012 and extends through June 30, 2015. The contract is a non-exclusive agreement and Sodexo will offer products from multiple brands.
Today, the University of Vermont announced that will end the sale of bottled water on campus and mandate that one-third of the drinks offered in vending machines will be healthy options.
To learn more, read the article from University Communication's here.
WCAX report on January 31, 2012 evening news
On Thursday, April 7th VSTEP and Students for a Sustainable Beverage System (SSBS) held a panel event to discuss the environmental, social and economic costs of choices for the next university beverage contract. Panelists included Richard Cate, Gioia Thompson, Gretchenrae Callanta, Gary Flomenhoft and Tom Dion.
April 7, 2011
Billings North Lounge
Join VSTEP and other community members discuss the social, economic, and
environmental costs of our choices about our next beverage contract.
UVM's NEW BEVERAGE CONTRACT:our health, our wallets, our integrity
FEATURED PANELISTS: Richard Cate, Gioia Thompson, Gretchenrae Callanta, and Gary Flomenhoft
PANEL MODERATOR: Larry Forcier
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