Sydney’s Hydration Station dream comes to life

Grades of Green student Sydney H. dreamed of installing water refill stations, also called hydration stations, at Manhattan Beach Middle School for years. While a student at the middle school, Sydney hosted three annually occurring e-waste drives to fund raise for the station. With the help of Grades of Green students at the school, two hydration stations were installed spring 2017, and a ribbon cutting celebration took place in May to celebrate the new eco-addition to the school. Now high school student Sydney visited the campus to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony, and to be one of the first students to refill her reusable water bottle at a hydration station. The installation of the two stations will help divert over 80 millions tons of plastic waste from entering oceans each year. Talk about a big environmental impact! Interested in installing a hydration station at your school? Click here to get started!