O’NEALS — Like the idea of water bottle refill stations at Minarets High School? Recycle, and you can help make that happen!
Minarets senior Beth Morgan’s Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) is a fundraising project resulting in the planned installation of two motion-activated, filtered, refrigerated water bottle refill stations for campus.
Beth has been collecting recyclables from around campus for the past few months, and has arranged collection days so that students, teachers, and the community can contribute to the exciting cause.
Collection Days will be held on Friday, December 22, during the Annual Community Day, as well as throughout the week we return from Christmas break, which is from January 9 – January 12, 2018.
I spoke to Beth to gain insight and discuss her motivation for this original idea. Beth explained that most students at Minarets typically don’t want to drink from school drinking fountains, and the cost of water bottles can sometimes deter kids from drinking water during the school day altogether.
She is confident that the installation of water bottle refill stations would not only encourage healthy habits among Minarets staff and students, but reduce the amount of plastic trash going into landfills as well.
Through the collection of recycling from nearby schools, businesses, events, as well as the help of donations, Beth hopes to accomplish her goal of $3,000 by February 19, 2018, which would cover the cost of the two stations. She has also reached out to the local Rotary and Kiwanis clubs for support.
Overall, water bottle refill stations would make a positive change for the health of our students and for the environment.
Be sure to bring your recycling to help senior Beth Morgan bring water bottle refill stations to Minarets!
Original article can be found here on Minarets Press.
Natalie Zawolkow is a Minarets student.