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Guanacaste school selected as finalist in global water competition

April 23, 2018

The Niños del Sol School in Playas del Coco, a beach town in the northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, has been chosen as a finalist in the Grades of Green Spring 2018 Water Challenge.

The program is a global competition in which 136 student leaders at 40 schools from across the world design new ways to lead water conservation and water quality efforts in 33 cities and eight countries, Grades of Green told The Tico Times in an email.

The kids at Niños del Sol designed an innovative student-built graywater filtration system that seeks to clean water that drains from sinks, fountains and other sources. The system allows the water to be used safely in the school garden, thereby reducing the school’s water footprint.

In addition, kids at the alternative school are educating their community about the everyday actions that residents can carry out to save water, from taking shorter showers to eating less meat.

For more information, visit the school website or the Niños del Sol project page at Grades of Green.

Niños del Sol School
The children from the Niños del Sol School in Playas del Coco were accepted for the Grade of Green’s Spring 2018 Water Challenge program in order to develop projects for the water conservation of their community. Courtesy of Joshua P. Wittman

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