Sexual Assault, Environment are Linked via Red Cups, says UNC Group

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red solo cups photoThis is confusing. How does this make sense?

Protecting the environment and stopping sexual assault are two concepts rarely linked – yet an activist group at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has managed to combine the two on an unlikely source: party cups.

Yes, the ubiquitous red cups favored among partying college students nationwide were recently swapped out at a UNC fete with clear cups declaring “Respectful of each other. Grateful for the earth” on one side, “Get the conversation started about sexual assault” on the other, and a tagline: “Please compost this cup.”

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Photo by stevendepolo