This year, our global project was to educate the community about the dangers of plastic pollution and single use plastic water bottles. Fifth grade students researched and learned startling facts about single use water bottles. Did you know that only 8% of plastic is recycled? By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in weight than sea life in our oceans. These facts led my students on a campaign to educate the other students on campus to make a conscious effort to use a reusable water bottle, in order to reduce the amount of single use water bottles. They researched, created posters, and made presentations to each classroom. Through the generosity of the Desert Water Agency, students passed out a reusable water bottle and encouraged students to fill up their water bottles at our filtered water station on our campus. After Labor Day, students were surprised to see a water filtering station on campus. After contacting the district office to find out more information, we received a visit from Mr. Shoemaker, Director of Maintenance and Operations, and the head plumber for the district, Bill. They came and explained how the water is filtered, how many chemicals are filtered, and the cost of the filtration system. We learned that each school has one or more filtration stations on campus. Please help our environment by using a reusable water bottle.