Provide comparable microwaves and water refill stations across campus, filling gaps particularly in the Colleges of Natural Resources, Chemistry, and Environmental Design, as well as Berkeley Law, and high traffic areas in Letters and Sciences buildings such as Barrows and Wheeler Halls.
Share printable handout of microwave and water refill station locations from the Foodscape Map at new student orientations, advising offices, and Basic Needs Service Units. As food hubs become operable, add them to the map.
Provide better signage for microwaves and refill stations to ensure building users are aware of locations.
Ensure that microwaves are supplied with adequate cleaning supplies to reinforce positive food safety skills; ensure adequate staffing support to so that microwaves can be cleaned nightly.
Retrofit existing buildings with electric bottle filler/drinking fountain-style refill stations. Ensure all new buildings follow guidelines for water refill stations, per UC Berkeley Real Estate Campus Design Standards. Utilize the resources provided by the I Heart Tap Water Campaign to learn about and address needs of building/departmental occupants.
Use lessons learned from current piloting of food hubs to expand into locations where students already congregate, and where student advisors or other staff can supervise cleaning and maintenance. Encourage schools/departments to financially support the installation and long-term maintenance of these hubs; provide additional funding to offset set-up costs if departments are only able to fund long-term maintenance costs.