by Samantha Dominique
Oswego, NY- “Perk Up” is a new campaign started by the Office of Sustainability at SUNY Oswego. Their goal is to reduce plastic waste on campus through reusable coffee cups.
The campaign was introduced at the beginning of the spring semester after last year’s “Tap In” campaign helped to reduce plastic water bottle waste on campus
Student Outreach Intern Brielle Jodeit says the campaign has been very effective so far.
“We have saved almost 2,000 coffee cups from entering the landfills,” she said.
Through the app Cupanion, users are able to receive free coffee on Fridays from 10am-1pm at the Office of Sustainability located inside Hewitt Union. All users have to do is bring their reusable cup or pick one up at the office and scan the code. They also have a chance to win other prizes through the Cupanion app itself.
“Perk Up” will be continuing in the fall with a fresh face ready to further reduce plastic waste on campus.
The Office of Sustainability tables every Wednesday in the Marano Campus Center.