Brescia gains Blue Community certification

March 25, 2021
Brescia University College has announced that it has gained Blue Community certification through an initiative to ban sales of bottled water on campus. Through the initiative, Brescia has committed to recognizing water as a basic human right while taking steps to reduce its environmental footprint through pledging to ban sales of bottled water as of September 2021. “By taking this step, Brescia is showing leadership in the protection of water here in Canada and the promotion of the human right to water everywhere,” said Brescia Chancellor Maude Barlow. “We at Brescia are encouraging other post-secondary institutions to join us in and take the pledge to become a Blue Community.” Brescia says it is the second university in Canada and the first in Ontario to gain the certification. Brescia (ON)