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Kristin Barry, a partner and broker at Arbor Real Estate in Newport Beach, California (7.2% Latino), wanted schools to have clean, cool, filtered water for students to refill their water bottles and reduce waste that ended up in the ocean.
Drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated is an important part of staying healthy for kids and adults; however, water is not always easy to get to. For example, may students don’t have access to water during lunch.
Since May, 2017, Arbor Real Estate began collaborating with the Rob Machado Foundation to raise money to install water bottle filling stations in all schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Rob Machado is a professional surfer and environmental advocate. He started the foundation to empower young people to make sustainable choices.
Since then, parents have gotten involved to support water stations in schools, and Arbor Real Estate has asked the City of Newport Beach to install outdoor water stations.
Providing water stations in schools and throughout the community could have a positive impact on kids’ weight and health now and in the future.
Check out how the City of San Francisco is installing 19 public water stations.