PRO SURFERS SHARE THE WA­TER

The Maui News - - FRONT PAGE - MATTHEW THAYER

Pro Surfers Ty Simp­son-Kane (from fore­ground), Al­bee Layer, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny and Jesse Rich­man au­to­graph new re­us­able wa­ter can­teens for stu­dents at Haiku Ele­men­tary School on Fri­day af­ter­noon. In an ef­fort to elim­i­nate sin­gle-use plas­tic bot­tles at the school, Durkan raised funds to pur­chase can­teens for each of the school’s 485 stu­dents and to buy and have in­stalled three wa­ter-fill­ing sta­tions. The sta­tions dis­pense fil­tered wa­ter for bot­tles and have at­tached drink­ing foun­tains. Donors in­cluded the Rob Machado Foun­da­tion, Sky­line Eco Ad­ven­tures and Da Kine and Reef. Vol­un­teers Laf Young and Ra­mana Sawyer in­stalled the three fil­ing sta­tions. The ‘Ohana Health Plan, a Wel­lCare Health Plans Inc. com­pany, also re­cently in­stalled a wa­ter-fill­ing sta­tion at the school as part of the Hawaii 5210 Let’s Go! Pro­gram. The goal is to pro­mote healthy liv­ing and eat­ing in the schools.

Haiku Ele­men­tary School 4th-grade stu­dents from Theresa Haber­stroh’s class fill their new wa­ter can­teens from a fil­ing sta­tion on cam­pus Fri­day af­ter­noon.

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