2020 Teens Dream - Better Air Quality in Framingham

2020 Teens Dream - Better Air Quality in Framingham










Teen's Name
Xivanna Torres-Valera
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Teen's Grade
12th
Teen's Location
Teen's Dream

Our idea tackles SDG goals 10 and 11 by creating a more sustainable city for communities where racial inequality is prevalent. South Framingham residents (which are primarily BIPOC), inhale more polluted air from the carbon emissions due to the high traffic and the higher concentration of commercial buildings and vehicles. Northern Framingham, however, has access to more open areas than South Framingham does, thus decreasing their risk. Our group came to a consensus that using moss would serve well as a method of carbon capture while being able to bring more color and life to the area. As time goes on, we see air pollution becoming more of a problem as companies expand and more vehicles are made for the road. However, this problem can be tackled by taking small steps to clean the air and being more conscious of our carbon footprint. Clean air is important because we need it to survive and thrive. Without the access to clean air, more people are at risk for respiratory illnesses. The moss will create a nice scenery while simultaneously creating a cleaner environment.

The UN SDG my dream most relates to