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#WorldWaterDay: Battle for the Boyne


Young people from YSD Drogheda's 'Battle for the Boyne' group

💧Today we celebrate #WorldWaterDay, and what better way to acknowledge it than to look at an amazing #YEA19 project that's tackling local water issues 💧


ECO-UNESCO's Youth for Sustainable Development group in Drogheda have entered their project 'Battle for the Boyne' into the water category of #YEA19.


The water category of the Young Environmentalist Awards encourages groups to look at water related issues such as the impact of pollution in oceans and rivers, water scarcity and water wastage. When groups enter the water category, they are working towards two of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals: Climate Action & Life Below Water.


In the groups own words:

"There is, unfortunately, widespread knowledge of dumping, especially of trolleys, in the river which has greatly affected the local wildlife and enjoyment of the river. Our project aims to raise awareness about the pollution in our river, the effect it is having, and lobby the council to take further action (e.g. through providing bins to discourage river dumping). Through partnership with our various school science department's, we are testing water samples from areas along the River Boyne using equipment in the school labs (E.g. Filtration for suspended particles using filter paper). We are conducting these water tests under supervision of a science teacher. "

Keep up to date with their project on Instagram @batte.for.the.boyne 📸

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