From left: Ali Khazai, McLean Community Foundation Board Member, Janet Tysse, President McLean Community Foundation, Elizabeth Ende, McLean HS PTSA Environmental Chair and Brent McKenzie, Transurban Community Relations.
Photo by Marion Meakem
Thanks to community grants from the McLean Community Foundation and Transurban, McLean High School students and staff have an easy way to quickly refill reusable water bottles during the school day. Earlier this month, McLean HS installed two stainless steel Elkay water bottle filling stations in the upstairs math and science hallways. Students and teachers report they are thrilled with the installation of these stations as they help them stay better hydrated during the day while reducing their need for single use water bottles. An earlier phase of these community environmental grants funded the purchase of outdoor recycling bins at McLean HS. You can find the bins in use by students, staff and visitors at the track/turf field, snack bars, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields. The McLean HS PTSA and community thank McLean Community Foundation for the $4,500 grant and Transurban for the $1,500 grant for these projects.