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Schools to Focus on Health and Wellness of Students, Staff, and Families as Basic Conditions of Learning

Workplace wellness is gaining traction in the US, and many school districts now recognize that the benefits accrue to school communities as well. In recent years, Santa Barbara County schools have made great strides toward becoming Read more

Vapur® and Orfalea Foundation Bring Hydration Back to School

Vapur®, innovator of the flexible, reusable Anti-Bottle, is teaming up with the Orfalea Foundation in a sustainability effort to reduce waste and promote hydration in Santa Barbara County schools. As a longstanding member of 1% Read more


Rethink the Drink Update

Here is an update on the work of our friends at the Community Environmental Council to install water refill stations at local schools.

How might reusable canteens affect climate change?

Children’s Access to Water

The following letter from Paul Orfalea appeared in the Montecito Journal recently. SchoolFoodAction added the photos for this post. Dear Neighbors, You and I are free to get a drink of water whenever we feel Read more