Students have been going around gathering recycling from the Day School and all over the JCC campus (that is a lot of ground to cover!). We have all been very impressed by their enthusiasm and positive attitude.
It is no surprise that they were excited about our new water bottle filling station! They couldn’t wait to have it installed. We are happy that we could give them another way to do their part that is fun and effortless. There is a ticker at the top of the filling station that tells us how many 20oz bottles we have saved. This helps encourage students and shows them how much waste there is in buying bottled water. It’s fun to rack up those numbers! It’s also easy, fast, and clean. You hold out your bottle and five seconds later you have fresh cold water (and no worry about spreading germs).
The students will be loving this for years to come, and over the years it will eliminate thousands of plastic water bottles. Parents please send a reusable water bottle with your student to school so they can refill it throughout the day. The number, for those curious, is 755 bottles saved so far. Let’s see how high we can get that number by the end of the school year!