Upper School Council sells reusable bottles for hurricane relief

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Isabel Gisser

U.S.C. will sell reusable bottles and mugs to reduce waste at SPA.

In an initiative to make SPA more eco-friendly, Upper School Council will be hosting a sale for reusable water bottles and travel mugs. The council approached the sale with the goal of selling enough reusable containers to eliminate the need for disposable cups in the dining hall.

“We hope a lot of people get [the bottles] and keep them, because it will create a more sustainable environment,” said USC secretary Nora Povejsil.

Along with reducing waste, the sale provides another benefit: all proceeds will be contributed to Hurricane Irma relief.

We hope a lot of people get [the bottles] and keep them, because it will create a more sustainable environment.”

— Nora Povejsil

USC has approached the past few school years with the objective of creating a “greener campus,” and along with water bottle sales has succeeded in other projects such as the addition of compost bins to the dining hall. The council also planned Speaker Day in April 2017 around the theme of helping the environment.

“I think it’s important that USC is doing it because it shows that the students are responsible for changing the school environment, not just the administrators and teachers,” Povejsil said.

Both bottles and mugs can be purchased for $7.00 each during lunch periods on Sept. 18-19.