Greenlove Water Bottle Filling Station Recipients
Greenlove is so proud to partner with our communities to prevent plastic waste from entering the environment. On Earth Day last year, we were able to donate a filling station to both Gaudet Middle School in Middletown, RI and The Pell Elementary School in Newport, RI. In 2021, installations have been completed at the Florence Gray Center in Newport, RI and Dunn Elementary School in Westerly, RI. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our formal reveal ceremonies will take place at a later date.
Past Water Bottle Filling Station Installations
Dunn Elementary, Westerly, RI: installed May, 2020
In May of 2020, Dunn Elementary school received Greenlove's 24th hydration station donation. The fourth graders researched the environmental benefit of reducing the use of plastic water bottles. They kicked off their research by creating an awareness Wevideo. Additionally, the music teacher wrote a song about the importance of recycling. Art projects reusing plastic bottles were examples of how the school raised environmental awareness. Greenlove was thrilled to hear about Dunn Elementary's ongoing research and plan to create a school-wide project presented when it's safe to do so.
Florence Gray Center, Newport, RI: installed September, 2020
On September 11, 2020, in the middle of COVID challenges, Greenlove announced their donation of a hydration station to the Florence Gray Center. The Florence Gray Center, the heart of the Boys and Club in the North End, provides critical support to many youths in sports, recreation, health and wellness awareness, job training, arts, etc. The Greenlove hydration station replaced a broken water fountain in disrepair and provided greater access to healthy lifestyle opportunities for the youth while protecting the environment.
Providence Children's Museum, Providence, RI: installed April, 2020
Providence Children Museum is the 20th organization to receive a water bottle filling station donation from Greenlove. With an annual attendance of approximately 180,000 visitors this installation will no doubt be very impactful on our environment. A special educational program with a focus on reducing single-use plastic was developed by PCM’s Education Dept.; the program adds to PCM’s past and present educational environmental programs and exhibits. The museum is currently open and the WBFS is available for usage as the museum feels safe to do so.
St. Philomena School, Portsmouth, RI: installed September, 2019
Under bright September skies on the school’s picturesque campus lawn, a dedication ceremony celebrating the donation of a water bottle filling station to Portsmouth’s St. Philomena School was attended by the Greenlove Foundation board members, students and faculty.
Thompson Middle School, Newport, RI: installed June, 2019
Thompson Middle School students presented their research and work in a gallery walk format at the school. The gallery walk allowed the students to show their research work on the issue of single use plastic, litter and composting. The collaborative program surrounding the water station rollout was the first community based call to action project at Thompson involving Greenlove and Clean Ocean Access.