Aidan attends Meridian World School and started working on his Passion Project where he is inquiring into the water pollution problem in Rio de Janeiro. He has gathered some information as to the causes and effects of the problem and understands the fundamental causes of the problem (lack of infrastructure, lack of regulation/oversight), and has seen first hand what the beaches look like in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro's water remained filthy after the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil, and many people even volunteered to clean the water polluted. With the number of people that visited Brazil through these big public events, the sewage and waste management methods were being abused since there were not enough places to dispose even more waste.
But it's not only in Rio that this happens.
Students were asked to take some form of action to either combat or raise awareness about the issue. He decided to bring awareness. Not only to the issues in Brazil's water but close to home in our rivers in America. Please check this link: https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/clean-water/sewage-pollution/
Clean water is essential. Our rivers are irreplaceable. If we want our children and grandchildren to splash along the shore at sunset or drink from the faucet without worry, then it’s time for us to act. It’s time to make the commitment to keep trash out of our water! For Aidan's passion project, he would like to help solve this issue in the United States and needs your help!
Due date for the fundraising goal is May 19th, but he will be picking up trash along the lake and clean up the Old Settler's Park playground area on May 12th.