13 March 2017
With the return of the Environmental Club, science teachers and co-advisers, Mr. Billy Goodman and Mr. Randall Sanders, began to contemplate how to help decrease the amount of waste that is produced in the school. That's when Goodman came up with the idea to design and sell reusable water bottles. With help from the talented and artistic Jen Sabbak '17, the club designed the water bottle to proudly represent our schools colors.
The sale has become a fundraiser that will help expand student awareness of the enviroment and improve recycling skills. Students and staff can purchase a water bottle for $10 from Goodman or Sanders.
The sale got off to a quick start. "Within the first day, the club sold close to 30 water bottles," said Sanders, noting that it's not just the PV community that is interested in contributing to this cause. "Even Mr. Goodman's dentist's office will be buying them."
This water bottle revenue, similar to a Kickstarter campaign, will help fund a new water fountain project the Environmental Club hopes to initiate in the near future.
The club wants to replace various water fountains around the school and transform them into stations where students can refill the containers with clean, fresh and filtered water.
"Our goal is to provide a lasting alternative to something PV students use every day: water bottles. At the same time, we are hoping to raise enough money for a new water fountain and filling station. The club is just getting on its feet and it has been such an enriching experience to be a part of its first major project," said Alyssa Landi '17, a current club member.
In the upcoming months, the club plans to sell the bottles at all of the outdoor sporting events, in the cafeteria during all lunch periods and at this year's Autism Walk on April 23.