Created by: Joe Vincente, Assistant Principal
Our school has a growing Environmental Committee we call the “Green Team”. They did their own study of the water quality and accessibility at East Side in response to a sustainability initiative. In support, I have been researching, working with School Facilities at the NYC DOE, and more to secure a water filling station like this because it was their top recommendation based on their student body research. Unfortunately, I have been met with red tape our cost prohibitive options at multiple steps. A donated Elkay water filler station, especially one which shows the number of water bottles saved (to remind students of the excessive plastic waste they cause), would be an amazing addition to our school. I would very much like to show them that their environmental advocacy can produce results!!