Cupanion - Fill It Forward

Every time a Highlander refills a resuable water bottle, scans a barcode sticker that's been placed on that water bottle with the Fill it Forward app, Cupanion gives clean water to a person in need.

Fill It. Scan It. Give It.
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How Fill it Forward Works  


  1. Right now, students, faculty and staff are welcome to contact the Radford University Sustainability Office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get a Fill It Forward tag. Email RU Sustainability to arrange a pick-up. 
  2. Stick the tag on your reusable water bottle. There is a limited supply of tags available.
  3. Download the Fill It Forward app.
  4. Each time you refill the bottle, scan the tag with the Fill It Forward app.
  5. Track your environmental footprint, stay hydrated, win prizes (like reusable water bottles, cups and mugs), and give clean water to people around the world.

Participation in Fill it Forward Has its Benefits

  • Earn badges and points - when you earn 1,000 points, you are automatically entered into the monthly prize drawing.
  • Track your hydration and set reminders to bring your water bottle.

Why Fill It Forward Makes a difference

  • The app will allow Radford University to track the impact participants are making, including:
    • pounds of plastic pollution prevented from entering the ocean;
    • pounds of single use waste diverted from the landfill;
    • power that is saved by reusing; and
    • Co2 emissions prevented.