Leadership Burbank to Bring Bottle-Filling Stations to BUSD

Leadership Burbank’s Class of 2023 will launch its “Reuse, Refill, Rethink” project to support the Burbank Unified School District’s efforts to reduce plastic waste in elementary schools.
The Class of ’23 is shifting the paradigm on plastic by raising money to install bottle-filling stations at BUSD elementary schools. BUSD already has bottle-filling stations at a few schools, but the class wants to help them bring the resource to all the elementary schools in the district.
The Leadership Burbank Class of 2023 has committed to reducing plastic waste by replacing water fountains in 11 schools with bottle-filling stations. Bottle-filling stations promote the use of reusable bottles and will help keep Burbank clean, with the reduction of plastic litter. More than 16.7 million single-use plastic water bottles could be removed from the waste system if everyone in Burbank switched to reusable water bottles, according to the group.
In addition to installing the bottle-filling stations, the Class of ’23 will seek to educate students, families and community members to rethink their relationship with plastic.
For more than 25 years, Leadership Burbank has been bringing community leaders together and raised nearly half a million dollars in goods and services to support local nonprofits, BUSD and the city of Burbank.
To donate or learn more about the project, visit leadershipburbank.org/lb23reuserefillrethink.