Our class recently watched the documentary, Tapped, and we became very concerned about the future of water in the world. We want to share some facts that we learned and our mission.
Since so many are willing to pay for water instead of sustaining the water we have, bottle companies are a dominating force in the economy. The effects of these companies are hazardous to the environment and our health. It is a mistake to ignore that the production of plastic bottles uses 3 times more water to make than to fill, or that the bottles themselves are made of hazardous chemicals that may cause health problems.
It gets worse 75% of the surface of the Earth is covered by water but only 1% of that is fresh and drinkable. By 2030, 2/3 of the planet will lack access to clean drinking water.
Our class mission is to educate everyone about the truth of water bottles and the desperate need for clean water. At our school we planned a penny drive to raise money for people who do not have access to clean water like we do at our school.
We hope you will rethink grabbing a plastic water bottle next time you are thirsty.
Thank you for your time,
Ms. Ayers 7th grade class.
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|Passages Charter School Penny Drive
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