Bottled water is becoming an increasingly popular choice among many students today. However, the these recyclable water bottles end up in landfills more often than not.
Ivonne Morales, a Greely Central High School student in Greeley, Colorado, noticed this trend and realized he must do something about it. Working with Liz Mock-Murphy, her teacher/mentor, she installed five water bottle filling stations in her school and encourages students to use reusable bottles.
Caring for our Watersheds is helping Ivonne implement her idea internationally! Ivonne states that, “Every second the United States consumes 1,500 plastic water bottles and only 250 of those plastic water bottles are recycled. Implementing EZ H2O water bottle filling stations will prevent the contamination from plastic water bottles into our fragile water sources. These stations will encourage everyone to use BPA-free reusable water bottles and take one easy step in protecting our watershed.”
In 2014, all schools and clubs who participated in the program were entered to win a free water bottle filling station.