The City of Vancouver is promoting the campaign, to reduce waste and promote their water, among the world's best tap water. Tim Stevenson, the Chair of Metro Vancouver's Water Committee and a City of Vancouver Councillor, says in a press release:
"We are piloting this visitor-oriented campaign at one hotel, but intend to roll it out in hotels throughout the region after the Olympics. Our Tap Water Campaign focus this year is to make municipal tap water the first choice for everyone throughout the region."
Tipster and TreeHugger emeritus Ruben says:
Imagine the entire Fairmont chain offering reusable bottles along side the damn Fiji and Evian. This could access an untouched demographic.
It isn't like the hotel is giving the bottles away and losing a source of revenue; they are selling them. Imagine if they didn't sell the Fiji at all. But just giving people the choice- that is a real step forward.
More Green initiatives from Fairmont:
Fairmont Hotel Joins WWF's Climate Savers Program
Sky-High Hotel Herbs and Vegetables
Newest Green Roof Accessory: Bees
More on sunny, snowy Vancouver:
Olympics Organizers Sweating Over Lack of Snowfall