Krista Brochu wrote this grant as part of her Fellowship with FAU -Green Schools.
The goal of this project is to introduce three Bottle Filling Stations, while also supplying each student and staff member with a stainless steel reusable water bottle to keep. Because kids in elementary school are at an impressionable age, they are more likely to adopt lifelong habits if influenced early. That’s why it’s essential to teach these students now about the misuse and overuse of plastic, to change their habits, help them influence their parents, peers and other friends, and positively affect the environment for years to come. The first step to lowering plastic consumption is to get people to refuse to use it altogether and to give them an equally or more convenient, healthy alternative. Giving these students at Highland Elementary replacements of those SUPs and helping them adopt the habit of refilling them at easily accessible filling stations is an important step in making that positive impact on the environment from a plastic and waste perspective.

< Back to Search Grants

 

PBCS Plastic Elimination

grant photo
School:
Highland Elementary 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Andrea Garfield Tomlinson  
 
On Behalf of Krista Brochu, Sophomore at Dreyfoos 
Students Impacted:
1200 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
October 19, 2018

1% Funded

 

 

Only $6,821.95 Needed

 

Share

Please share this page to help in fulfilling this grant.

Facebook Twitter email

Goal

Krista Brochu wrote this grant as part of her Fellowship with FAU -Green Schools.
The goal of this project is to introduce three Bottle Filling Stations, while also supplying each student and staff member with a stainless steel reusable water bottle to keep. Because kids in elementary school are at an impressionable age, they are more likely to adopt lifelong habits if influenced early. That’s why it’s essential to teach these students now about the misuse and overuse of plastic, to change their habits, help them influence their parents, peers and other friends, and positively affect the environment for years to come. The first step to lowering plastic consumption is to get people to refuse to use it altogether and to give them an equally or more convenient, healthy alternative. Giving these students at Highland Elementary replacements of those SUPs and helping them adopt the habit of refilling them at easily accessible filling stations is an important step in making that positive impact on the environment from a plastic and waste perspective. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be educated on the effects of plastic, from their personal health to the health of the environment. The students will also be encouraged to use the refill stations and their plastic bottles in their everyday lives, for convenience and an example of positively affecting and helping the planet.  

 

Benefits to my students

Not only will the students receive a reusable water bottle to take home and use throughout their day, students will have the opportunity to use the stations and learn about local, positive impacts on the environment. It has been taught for generations that plastic is okay to use plastic bottles as long as it’s recycled, but that’s the problem: People want what’s convenient, so if there’s no recycling bin nearby, the bottle gets thrown away or becomes litter, entering the environment and becoming a hazard. Completely eliminating this step at a crucial part in their lives will translate into the future for the health of society and the environment. 

 

Budget Narrative

The funding will be spent directly to the bottle refill station and stainless-steel water bottles. The cost of each item includes shipping, where the stations are originally $907.50 each, and the bottles have free shipping for the bulk price.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 One Elkay Bottle Refill Station $925.65
2 One Elkay Bottle Refill Station $925.65
3 One Elkay Bottle Refill Station $925.65
4 1,300 Stainless-Steel Reusable Bottles $4,095.00
  Total: $6,871.95

1% Funded

 

 

Only $6,821.95 Needed

 

Share

Please share this page to help in fulfilling this grant.

Facebook Twitter email

 

Special Thanks to Our Presenting Partners