Anika Bhat

Whitby Students Lead a Grassroots Effort to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bottles in Greenwich

The banning of single-use plastic bottles is a growing trend across the world. Greenwich, with its 32 miles of shoreline and four town beaches, is vulnerable to the negative impact of plastic bottles. “Greenwich Bottles No More” was founded by three Whitby School students to educate the public and ban the use in their hometown.

Whitby Students Lead a Grassroots Effort to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bottles in Greenwich

The banning of single-use plastic bottles is a growing trend across the world. Greenwich, with its 32 miles of shoreline and four town beaches, is vulnerable to the negative impact of plastic bottles. “Greenwich Bottles No More” was founded by three Whitby School students to educate the public and ban the use in their hometown.

Whitby’s “Force for Change” Event Supports UNICEF Kid Power

A student group from Whitby School known as “The Rookie Wookies” hosted a “Force for Change” fundraiser supporting UNICEF Kid Power on Oct. 25. The event, co-sponsored by the Whitby Parents Association, took place in the Upper School Design Lab. “Ever since our first Star Wars event in 2016, we have been trying to host another one,” says 8th grader Kaitlyn Sandoval-Diaz, producer of the student video series, What’s Up Whitby. Kaitlyn continued, “After two years, ‘The Rookie Wookies’ are finally back! It’s especially great that all proceeds go to UNICEF Kid Power.” The October event raised $1,932.18 in funds, and a check was sent from Whitby School to UNICEF’s New York City office on Nov. 5. read more...