High school students have lobbied Amazon to fund a reusable food-container program to serve the area around HQ2. The teens who are members of the group Eco-Teen Action Network pitched their idea to Brooke Oberwetter, Amazon’s head of community affairs. Eco-Teen Action Network was formed through a partnership of the Smithsonian Conservation Commons and Global Co Lab Network.
The six students, representing high schools in D.C., Fairfax County and Arlington, are hoping to secure money for a pilot program. They say that it is well aligned with some of the environmental goals advocated by Amazon leaders for its second headquarters.