Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club, 2018 Students of the Year

2018 Bay Students of the Year

Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club

The Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club was awarded Save The Bay's 2018 Students of the Year Award for their work removing plastic utensils in favor of metal ones in their school cafeteria.
The Mt. Hope High School Environmental club was recognized as Save The Bay’s 2018 Students of the Year for their work persuading the Bristol Town Council to unanimously vote to cease use of plastic utensils in the school cafeteria.

Led by Meg O’Brien, the Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club exemplifies leadership in student initiative and inspiration.

This school year, through passionate persistence and a well-presented cost analysis, the club was able to persuade the Bristol Town Council to, by unanimous vote, cease use of plastic utensils in favor of metal utensils in the school cafeteria.

Many members of the club joined Save The Bay’s Rally to Protect New England Waters, in protest against a federal proposal to open federal waters to oil and gas exploration and drilling.

Club members have also organized beach cleanups, helped with dune grass restoration projects, volunteered at the Exploration
Center and Aquarium and participated in field studies programs.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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