Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Fill It Forward

It’s time to start reusing with the TRU Fill it Forward programs. TRU has two Fill it Forward programs running:

  • Water refill
  • Hot beverage reuse

Connect your reusable mug, cup, or bottle with your smart phone to Fill it Forward, track your reuse, and work towards rewards.

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Left: teal water barcode for refilling your water bottle. Right: dark blue hot beverage barcode for refilling your mug. Start scanning and reusing.

What is Fill it Forward?

This innovative program lets you see the impact you have on the environment by using reusable beverage containers rather than single-use cups. Fill it Forward is a Canadian born movement that links your beverage container to an interactive app experience that you download onto your phone. Every time you refill your bottle, cup, or mug you scan your Fill it Forward tag and a cup of water is donated to a water charity project through the organization WaterAid on your behalf. In addition, with every reuse you will be entered into draws for sweet prizes, and have the opportunity to work toward free beverages at select coffee shops on campus.

Water refill

Identified by teal tags. Stick a tag on your water bottle and scan it every time you refill your bottle. Water will be donated to charity with every scan and you will be entered into a weekly draw prize for a $15 TRU Food Services gift card through the Sustainability Office.

Hot beverage reuse

Identified by dark blue tags. Stick one of these tags on your favourite mug that you fill up with tea or coffee and scan the tag every time you enjoy a hot beverage. When you scan your dark blue tag you are entered into a weekly draw for a $15 TRU Food Services gift card through the Sustainability Office.

Where to find teal and blue tags:

Currently there is a dispenser at these major water refill stations on campus:

  • AE second floor by stairs
  • HOL first floor
  • IB firt floor
  • Main Library first floor
  • Old Main first floor, second floor
  • Faculty of Law third floor of Old Main
  • Science second floor
  • Clock Tower second floor
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