High School student has won a scholarship worth up to $70,000 for her work getting students to stop using disposable plastic water bottles

What a great accomplishment!! Congratulations to Claire Edwards in making a lasting impression throughout her community to eliminate the usage of Bottled water.

EDMONTON – A McNally High School student has won a scholarship worth up to $70,000 for her work getting students to stop using disposable plastic water bottles.

Claire Edwards, 17, said she applied for the scholarship but didn’t expect to win the award that recognizes high school students who make a meaningful and lasting difference in their communities. She was one of 20 students chosen from across Canada to receive the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership.

Top colleges shunning bottled water

NEW YORK — Bottled water is coming under attack on college campuses.

More than 90 schools, among them Brown and Harvard universities, are banning the sale or restricting the use of plastic water bottles, unnerving the $22 billion retail packaged-water industry in the United States.

Freshmen at colleges nationwide are being greeted with stainless-steel bottles in their welcome packs and encouraged to use hydration stations where free, filtered water is available. Brown, which once sold about 320,000 bottles of water a year in vending machines and campus stores, ended sales in dining halls in 2010. Harvard and Dartmouth College are installing hydration stations in new buildings to reduce trash.

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