2023, FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA
Isabella Caterisano and Nera Wilson, students from Rocky Mountain High School, took a stand against plastic waste by providing reusable bottles to individuals in need. Motivated by the sight of plastic waste scattered across their local watershed, they decided to take action. Isabella and Nera collaborated to distribute 160 water bottles to Fort Collins Cafe, aiming to reach community members who require assistance. They specifically chose this location due to its accessible water bottle filling station, which serves both the general public and the homeless population. To raise awareness about the problem they were addressing, these dedicated individuals designed and affixed an educational sticker on each water bottle. This solution addressed Targets 6.6 and 6.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals.