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Iona Prep Human Rights Club Take Measures To Reduce Water Bottle Waste

Langston Morrison '17, John-Carlo Bautista '17, Anthony Rizzo '18, Sebastian Vitolo ’18, Christine Chana, Ryan Murphy ’18, Kyle Vidal '18, Michael Kang '18, Brian Kelly '17, Michael Franceski '17, Ryan Billie '18, Iain Pile '17 and Kenneth Hicks.
Langston Morrison '17, John-Carlo Bautista '17, Anthony Rizzo '18, Sebastian Vitolo ’18, Christine Chana, Ryan Murphy ’18, Kyle Vidal '18, Michael Kang '18, Brian Kelly '17, Michael Franceski '17, Ryan Billie '18, Iain Pile '17 and Kenneth Hicks. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Water bottle consumption was addressed by the Human Rights Club and guest speakers at Iona Prep recently, where measures are being taken to reduce bottle waste at the Upper School.

At a presentation in an activities period, Rachel Carpietella, the Greenburgh Nature Center Sustainability Coordinator & Educator, told how the bottles negatively impact the environment and explained their rise in popularity, for marketing and economic reasons.

And Katia Barker, a student at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Conn., talked about her fundraising organization, groundSWELL, which raised $16,500 to drill a clean water well in Africa through the Thirst Project.

The club will install a second water fountain filling station at the Upper School and will pay for a third from an Iona Prep reusable water bottle fundraiser.

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