2021 Teens Dream-Safe Farming

2021 Teens Dream-Safe Farming










Teen's Name
Derek Martin Toth
Teen's Grade
9th
Teen's Location
Teen's Dream

My dream is to reduce the amount of chemical runoff in the world. This goal correlates with SDG goal 14 (life below water) because when nutrients common in fertilizers are swept into oceans and lakes it causes a massive growth in algae. When this occurs, it causes algae blooms. These blooms are deadly to local aquatic life, and are disastrous for the entire ecosystem. When there is a massive increase in algae, it throws the entire food web of the are out of balance. The main cause of chemical runoff is  farmers overusing their fertilizer and using their fertilizer at bad times. My dream is an app that farmers can download onto their personal devices. Scientists will be contracted to help build the app. Farmers will submit information about their farm and the app can tell them the most efficient use of their fertilizer. This will drastically decrease the amount of chemical runoff in the world.

The UN SDG my dream most relates to