Earth-Friendly Water bottles: More than Just Green


Jenna Beckley, Photographer

Every day students walk down the halls, glimpses  of green, red, and blue water bottles pass by. Most people think nothing of it, yet the growing popularity of Nalgenes is more important to DHS then what meets the eye.

Some students choose to decorate their Nalgenes, usually with stickers.

“I chose my stickers to just personalize it really, and also so I don’t lose it,” said Fr. Stevie Deliedo.

Students, like So. Claire Sluis, carry their Nalgenes to school almost every day.

“I carry it with me because it holds enough water to drink sporadically throughout the day,” said Sluis.

The water bottles seem to serve every purpose on the earth.

“Nalgenes are wonderful because you can take them absolutely everywhere. You can put anything in it, hot or cold. So they double as a cup and a waterbottle,” said alum Shanelle Bogus.

Nalgenes are made to be environmentally friendly. The bottles are made from recycled plastic that is safe and durable.  Nalgenes are manufactured in the United States, which minimizes overall carbon footprint.

“My Nalgene is extremely helpful, I use it all the time. For sports, it’s durable and contains enough water to last,” said So. Maddie Dearien.

However, some choose to use other brands, like Camelback,  over Nalgenes.

“I choose to bring a Camelback water bottle over a nalgene because mine is glass, which I view as better than plastic,” said Atlas Biology teacher, Sasha Creeden.

Clearly, Nalgenes have started to become a growing trend at DHS, for numerous reasons. Which waterbottle is the best? Although hydration is one of human’s basic needs, the answer lies within each waterbottle owner.