Education To Promote Water Quality and Public Health
Officials in positions of power often misspeak about environmental quality. Instead of simply taking their word for it, we should teach citizens to go out and challenge the dominant narrative.
Sustainability is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on improving the quality of life on earth. It does this by investigating different concerns affecting the earth through calling upon field experts. For my project, I studied a shared issue between public health and sustainability: water pollution. This is a major concern for sustainability because of several recent preventable incidents nationally that have affected major populations. The major part of this study involved communications and marketing. With the help of past published research on water pollution, I investigated how different subconcepts of sustainability contribute to the state of water pollution. Water is the building block of life and an essential unalienable right to everyone, which is why I believe it is important to inform the public how they can understand their own water quality and advocate for improvements. Due to its accessibility for a lot of people globally, I believe that many people overlook how easily it is taken advantage of. I wish to educate the public about understanding their water quality so they can be better advocates for themselves.