Making water accessible on our campus

About H2Ottawa

I am Celeste DiGiovanni, a student at the uOttawa School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies.

You’re holding my master’s thesis (yes, the bottle!) in Environmental Sociology. By using this bottle, you’re making a statement about sustainability and human rights.

Fill it, then refill it as many times as you want. Keep plastic bottles out of our environment and show the world you stand for water as a human right.

Less plastic + less water privatization = a more equitable + sustainable world

Celeste DiGiovanni working on a laptop

agree it should not be owned, bought or sold


believe is a human right


say it should be a high priority for government funding

A Bottled Water Free campus

The University of Ottawa is a Bottled Water Free campus, and this project is helping us stay that way!

  • 100% recyclable
  • Reduces waste
  • Saves you money
  • Increases access to water
  • Supports public infrastructure
  • It’s a student project
  • Brand appeal

Where you can find H2Ottawa bottles

There are a few H2Ottawa bottles available that you can buy at the Office of Campus Sustainability.

But you don't have to buy an H2Ottawa bottle to have a positive benefit. You can bring your own bottle with you when you are out and about. You can also get a reusable water bottle from the Free Store.

There are also a bunch of new bottles that you can purchase at the uOttawa Campus Store.

Virtually every water fountain on campus is equipped with a water spout designed specifically for refilling your water bottle. uOttawa is doing what it can to make reusing your water bottle the best choice on campus.