Water Pollution

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12/12/09
Reflection of the Water Pollution Project
The problem with Water pollution today is that people are carelessly polluting and damaging our water supplies at an alarming rate. Though the general public seems to be turning a blind eye to this situation ignorance does not justify the fact that the health of the general public and environment is severely impacted. The Water Pollution group proposes that we educate the community and the children of the possible repercussions of water pollution, while also working towards the goal of changing the elementary school science standards to include a section designated to the education of water pollution. If the youth is our future why not invest in the present to protect the sanctity of tomorrow. The Water pollution group and I made a trip on October 25 to Upper Bidwell Park to clean up and pick up trash around Bear Hole for a couple hours of advocacy work. We thought since it is so regularly used it probably needed some cleaning. Another activity that our group decided to dedicate it’s time to was creating various kinds of filers and posters to raise the awareness about everyday water pollution. Containing simple facts and ideas that are easy for people to follow that would greatly impact our water resources. Afterwards on Monday we went downtown to hand them out to people and business on October 26, from 2:00 to 4:00. Finally we wrote a letter to the Chico School Board concerning education on the topic of water pollution. As president and vice president, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will contest the rapidly growing global warming concern as top priority. “We cannot afford more of the same timid politics when the future of our planet is at stake. Global warming is not a someday problem, it is now. We are already breaking records with the intensity of our storms, the number of forest fires, the periods of drought. By 2050 famine could force more than 250 million from their homes . . . . The polar ice...
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