National Tropical Botanical Garden has gone green by installing water bottle filling stations at the South Shore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn, Allerton Garden, McBryde Garden and NTBG Headquarters, according to an NTBG press release.

The new fill stations will keep more than 20,000 plastic water bottles out of the waste stream each year helping NTBG achieve their goal of eliminating single-use plastic bottles at the gardens.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles while enjoying the picturesque surroundings of McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden. NTBG reusable water bottles are also available for purchase at the South Shore Visitors Center with proceeds supporting NTBG’s mission to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

For a limited time, guests will be offered a complimentary custom logo reusable water bottle for each $100 spent on merchandise in the gift shop.

This project was made possible, in part, with grant funding from the Kaua‘i County Office of Economic Development.

Visit NTBG.org/water for more information.

NTGB is a nonprofit, non-governmental institution with nearly 2,000 acres of gardens and preserves in Hawai‘i and Florida. NTBG is supported primarily through donations and grants.