IMPACT

Title

Trash

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #14: Life Below Water

Start Date

27-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 9:50 AM

Abstract

We are aligned for UNSDG Goal #14, Life Below Water. We are analyzing levels of trash in the major oceans and seeing if there is a correlation to the amount of species in that ocean. The plan is to use data from landfill data as well as data that will be able to differentiate the levels of trash between the oceans. We are not planning on collecting our own data, obviously, and we are trying to find the correlation of the geographical spread of trash in correlation to the geographical distribution of genetic variation of species around the globe to see if we can find a direct proportional relationship. We are trying to answer the question if the trash in the oceans has made a significant difference in the safety of animals in the same oceans. With our findings, we are hoping that people can finally realize some of the problems that littering and not recycling can lead to. The discovery of a new species is exciting and sometimes life changing, and by ruining the chances of finding these new species, we miss new advancements in wildlife and science. Although there is no definite answer or course of action, if we can stop at least one person from making the choice to litter or dump stuff in the oceans and sewage, then that’ll be enough for us. Creating good outlets and providing good education for students is the main goal. Our presentation format is most probably going to be a coded program that shows the final project in a creative way.

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Apr 27th, 9:30 AM Apr 27th, 9:50 AM

Trash

We are aligned for UNSDG Goal #14, Life Below Water. We are analyzing levels of trash in the major oceans and seeing if there is a correlation to the amount of species in that ocean. The plan is to use data from landfill data as well as data that will be able to differentiate the levels of trash between the oceans. We are not planning on collecting our own data, obviously, and we are trying to find the correlation of the geographical spread of trash in correlation to the geographical distribution of genetic variation of species around the globe to see if we can find a direct proportional relationship. We are trying to answer the question if the trash in the oceans has made a significant difference in the safety of animals in the same oceans. With our findings, we are hoping that people can finally realize some of the problems that littering and not recycling can lead to. The discovery of a new species is exciting and sometimes life changing, and by ruining the chances of finding these new species, we miss new advancements in wildlife and science. Although there is no definite answer or course of action, if we can stop at least one person from making the choice to litter or dump stuff in the oceans and sewage, then that’ll be enough for us. Creating good outlets and providing good education for students is the main goal. Our presentation format is most probably going to be a coded program that shows the final project in a creative way.