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Refill Revolution: Haas Students Create Facebook App, Save Water

Posted By Alex Bigman On Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:08 pm In News | Comments Disabled

water bottle refill [1]

This [1] combines Facebook, your willingness to support causes and lighthearted competition. Nevertheless, it strikes us as a pretty tolerable–solid, even–endeavor. Haas School of Business students Aaron Schwartz and Nicole Ballin have created an app through which UC Berkeley students track their water bottle conservation habits, pitting their stats against one another in a competitive setting. We’d hate to see the mini-suite where this competition gets out of hand …

It is called Refill Revolution. This is the app [2]. This is the website [3]. It aims to help fix the environment.

It currently has nearly 400 active users and has received five out of five stars, based on one review. Each time you refill a water bottle instead of buying a new one, you record that information and the app will stat you up in terms of bottles saved, money saved and–hey, raffle tickets! We’re guessing this operates on the “honesty system.”

So far, two fraternities have formally competed using the application. The creators hope to open up the group to UCLA or Stanford students sometime soon and start fostering intercollegiate competition. That’s when we go nuts.

Image Source: mberasategi [4] under Creative Commons
Facebook App Aims to Wash Away Usage of Disposable Water Bottles [Daily Cal [1]]

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[1] Image: http://www.dailycal.org/article/108731/facebook_app_aims_to_wash_away_usage_of_disposable

[2] app: http://www.facebook.com/#!/apps/application.php?id=296495320960&ref=ts

[3] website: http://www.refillrevolution.com/

[4] mberasategi: http://www.flickr.com/photos/silentcolors/2742882659/

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