FACILITIES MANAGEMENT | LMU recently launched its participation in Hyundai’s Fill It Forward Challenge, pitting the students, staff, and faculty of LMU against their counterparts at Pepperdine and Santa Clara. The water sustainability contest runs through Nov. 22, 2019, with the winning school receiving a $100,000 grant.
The Fill It Forward Challenge is part of Drive The Future: A Hyundai Experience, which encourages participants to consider simple steps to better the environment. Students, staff, and faculty can pick up branded water bottles and university-specific tags, connecting them to the Cupanion Fill It Forward™ app. Every time participants refill and scan their reusable water bottle, a cup of clean water is given to someone in need and water-based projects around the world get funding. If a participant already has a reusable water bottle that they prefer to use, they can also affix the competition scan tag to their existing canteen.
The app will track the number of entries through Nov. 22, and the school with the most scanned refills will be named the winner, receiving a $100,000 grant to the Office of Sustainability. Additional prizes will be awarded to the overall contest scan leader, weekly scan leaders, and daily scan leaders. The winning school will be announced by early December.
Participants will be encouraged to post on social media when they refill with the campaign hashtag #FillitForwardLMU. In addition, a series of campus-specific activations will be coordinated to spread the word on water sustainability and the university’s efforts, including a ride and drive of Hyundai’s alternative fuel vehicles, student waste art exhibits, complimentary shuttle services, and sustainable tailgate parties.
Students, staff, and faculty can pick up their branded reusable water bottles and corresponding tags through various student organizations, HR Wellness, and Facilities Management. Remember to scan the app every time you refill, and help LMU beat Pepperdine and Santa Clara.