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Club - Rethink Your Drink

Rethink Your Drink is an organization committed to promoting healthier beverage options and sustainability both within campus and in the greater Boston community through various outreach events. We organize various events, panels, and tabling sessions to raise awareness regarding this mission.

Rethink Your Drink began as a collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission to implement a component of the Commission’s ‘Let’s Get Healthy, Boston!’, a 3-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce obesity in Boston. As the campus-based component of this project, Rethink Your Drink encouraged members of the NU community to “rethink” their consumption of sugary beverages to reduce caloric intake and ultimately obesity. In collaboration with Northeastern’s Office of Sustainability and Energy, we have also promoted the addition of 190 filtered water stations on campus and lobbied for the inclusion of their locations on the NUGo app. Past events have included displays at Earth Day, Water Day, Sustainability Day, and the Bouve Health Fair to collect filtered water dispensers location suggestions. Our annual “Hydration Station” provides the opportunity for students and staff to try fruit-infused water recipes and distributed infuser water bottles.