Ca’ Foscari’s water bottle available for sale from 21 April

Are you a Ca’ Foscari alumnus who would like to have something to remind you of your time at university? Are you looking for a practical and beautiful gift? Would you like to switch to the use of a reusable bottle to reduce your plastic waste?

We have some good news: from 21 April you can buy the iconic Ca’ Foscari water bottle, which features an illustration by the Venetian artist Lucio Schiavon and is produced by 24Bottles. To celebrate the event, Lucio Schiavon will be at Ca’ Foscari on 21 April from 16:30 to 18:00 — check in again for more news.

The water bottle will be available for purchase on Ca’ Foscari’s online shop and in the shop at Palazzo Foscari, the university’s headquarters.

The “Una balena a Ca’ Foscari” (“A Whale at Ca’ Foscari”) initiative was launched in 2019 and aims to raise awareness of the importance of reducing single-use plastic waste within the Ca’ Foscari community. So far, the university has distributed over 21,300 free water bottles to students and staff.

Since the launch of the initiative, the bottle’s illustration — which depicts scenes of Venetian life as related to environmental sustainability, tradition and multiculturalism — has become iconic. 

Ca’ Foscari’s water bottle is made by 24Bottles in 18/8 stainless steel and is BPA free, so it can hold any type of liquid (provided that it is cold or at room temperature). The bottle’s design makes using it really simple: the wide opening allows for the insertion of ice and for easy cleaning.  

24Bottles is a Carbon Neutral certified company: it offsets its CO2 emissions from production, packaging and transportation by contributing to reforestation projects.  

Starting on 21 April, the university will continue to give one bottle for free to the members of the Ca’ Foscari community who have not received it yet — students (including Eramsus students) and staff can collect their bottle at the Ca’ Foscari shop. Make sure to bring your Carta Conto with you. For more information, check out the webpage.

Author: Francesca Favaro / Translator: Joangela Ceccon