Newswise — NEW YORK -- LIU has adopted “I Love New York Water,” an initiative of the Monday Campaigns which fosters healthy agendas on college campuses across the nation. Campus constituents signed pledges to forego bottled water, opting for economical and eco-friendly refillable water bottles that can be topped off at any of the dozens of water refill stations on campuses.

“The LIU community is building a culture of sustainability and wellness,” said Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, president of LIU. “We are proud to support the I Love NY Water initiative which is directly aligned with our efforts to foster conservation, healthy living, and inspire social responsibility.”

The university distributed 1,000 free LIU refillable bottles with I Love NY Water stickers and collected supporters’ signatures on its campuses. Campus water refill stations are labeled to remind everyone that New York tap water is pure, free and good for the environment.

"We are truly excited to be working with LIU,” said Sid Lerner, founder of I Love NY Water. “The campaign encourages students and faculty alike to get in the habit of drinking our state's tap famous water, using a refillable water bottle. It saves money, it's readily available and keeps massive amounts of disposable bottles from clogging our landfills and harming our ocean life. Our goal is to work with schools across New York State in order to see large scale results.”

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About I Love NY Water:

I Love NY Water is a new nonprofit initiative from the founder of The Monday Campaigns, most widely known for Meatless Monday. I Love NY Water's mission is to get everyone drinking New York’s famous and great tasting tap water using a refillable water bottle - which is better for the environment and better for our wallets. We hope to change people’s behavior and encourage “Refills over Landfills”!

I Love NY Water has the use of the world-renowned “I (Heart) NY” logo to bring awareness for this important initiative.

About LIU:

LIU is one of the nation’s largest private universities. Since its founding in 1926, LIU has provided high quality academic programs taught by world-class faculty grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. LIU offers 500 accredited programs to 18,500 students in the New York City metropolitan region. LIU has an active network of more than 180,000 alumni that includes leaders in industries across the globe. LIU is recognized for its commitment to experiential education, service learning, and entrepreneurial thinking. LIU empowers students with skills they need to excel in the classroom, in their careers, and beyond. Visit for more information.

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