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Club: San Francisco
Chair: Stephanie Schmautz
Date: Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Sir Francis Drake Hotel- Starlight Room
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States
 A Bottle School
This school used to be a plastic bottle. This school also used to be an empty chip bag, a coffee cup and a candy wrapper. In fact, it used to be a whole village full of inorganic trash that littered the streets and clogged the rivers. This is a bottle school: a building comprised of thousands of discarded water and soda bottles that have been packed hard with other waste materials to make "eco-bricks." There are 30 such schools in Guatemala and El Salvador. Hug it Forward has partnered with corporate America and now Rotary Clubs so we can all realize the benefits of working with such wonderful programs to give back. 
Stephanie Schmautz and Christina Deeb from The Rotary Club of San Francisco along with 21 other Rotarians in 5 clubs ventured down to San Martin Jilotepeque to be apart of this movement to build schools in Guatemala. Come hear about the program that was featured in Oprah's O Magazine, Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.