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Magens Bay Patron Makes Case for Water Bottle Filling Station

Dennis Nixon always carries a refillable water bottle when he walks to Magens Bay, but on a recent day, he ran dry and needed a refill. That’s when he realized that the park no longer has a drinking fountain.
V.I. Clean Coasts is focusing on eliminating single-use plastics, including these plastic straws that ended up on Coki Beach. (Photo by Kitty Edwards)

Observing Plastic Free July Still Possible in Time of COVID-19

It will take a little more dedication than usual to eliminate plastic waste this summer, but Plastic Free July, an international movement that began in Australia in 2011, is here to help.
Students All Saints Cathedral School students Nyla Vanterpool and Omar Brown fill their water bottles at the first refillable water station to be placed in a territory school. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Territory Schools Begin to Receive Water Refill Stations

All Saints Cathedral School is the first in the territory to be given a water refill station, along with a personal reusable water bottle for every student, a project that has been in the making for over two years.

Sustainable Roof Project Creates Shingles from Recycled Plastic

The VI Wise Sustainable Roof Project is the brainchild of Kimberly Shumaker, who started it shortly after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated homes across the territory, leaving many without proper roofs.





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