Goodbye Disposable Bottles
Think of the class of 2017 next time you take a drink or fill up at the school's new water fountain and bottle filling station.
"The filling station represents our grade's unique passion for the environment and activism: we saw things that could be improved, and we acted on them," said last year’s Student Council President Stav Bejerano, who is spending the year in India as part of a service-based gap year sponsored by Princeton University, which he will attend next fall. "By making bottle refilling simple, and a more visible priority, this class gift will encourage community members to switch from using disposable water bottles to reusable ones."
Initially, the senior class was excited to leave its mark with a gift of sideline chairs for student athletes. But some students wanted to do even more. Environment Club representative Shachar Berkowitz-Regosin floated the idea of giving the school the water filler as well, and Gann Development Officer Erica Cabag quickly came on board. Together the two joined with other students and parents, and raised the additional funds for the second gift.
The addition of this filling station will keep hundreds of plastic bottles out of landfills each year and isntallation of the filling station is expected to be completed early this year.