Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thank you soo much!!!

Hey everybody!
We Sugar Teens wanted to thank you for helping us with our project. We'd also like to thank our science teacher at Olympus Junior High for helping us so much! We couldn't have gotten thing project as far as we got without her! She helped us with our PowerPoint, our website, and getting us off of the ground.
Thanks again
The Sugar Teens

Sunday, March 16, 2008

What We Did on March 15!!!

Guess what we did!!! On the 15th of March, we went to Creekside Pond in Holladay Utah! We picked up about 128 lbs. of trash including part of a fence, the back of a chair, and a bright pink barbie lunchbox! We were happy to see others cleaning up the park after we left (It's the thought and the action that counts) and thanks again to everyone who's voted!
-- The Sugar Teens

Friday, March 14, 2008

What YOU Can Do To Keep Water Clean!

You can really do a lot when it comes to keeping the water clean! Here are five easy things to do! You can...

Never EVER pour chemicals down sinks or toilets.

RECYCLE and throw away trash where you KNOW it won't blow away.

HELP CLEAN UP STREAMS!!! (We did that and it was actually pretty fun!)

Plant flowers, shrubs, or other plants around stream beds. This helps with IRRIGATION!!!

Partner up with a teacher, leader of a club, or someone else with authority and help them organize a LOCAL STREAM CLEAN-UP DAY!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thank you to everyone who has voted so far and do not forget to email this website to all your contacts!

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Please, please, please send this website to all of your contacts!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Yet Another Wet Experiece

As some of you may know we already cleaned up a pond and we won the first round of the Lexus Environmental Challenge and we are in the process of entering the world challenge. For our second project we decided we needed to educate the public about we are doing and what they can do to help the ever rising problem we are facing. We met and were able to distribute about 200 fliers about water pollution to shops and houses in just two days. We were walking along and we thought that our project needed a little more jazz so that we would feel more confident in our project winning. We realized that the answer to our problem had been staring us in the face all along, and our science teacher had been suggesting it all along as well. We needed to extend our project from our original project and so we decided that we wanted to clean as many ponds and streams as possible before our deadline is up. We cleaned a stream in another park and we didn't get as much garbage as the first time (only about 20 pounds) but we still think we did a great job since the stuff we did find was buried and caught under rocks. We would probably have gathered more but it started to rain and some of our shoes were soaked so we headed home for the day. Even as we cleaned up the garbage, ducks started landing in the stream and so we knew that even though we didn't pick up that much garbage it still made a difference to wildlife.

Friday, March 7, 2008

water pollution facts

about 2/3 of the us estuaries and bays are little or badly polluted by eutrophication

the mississippi river has about 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution

about 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated water goes into other us waters

about 25% of us beaches have to close because of pollution

asia's river have about 3 times as much bacteria as human waste. disgusting!

within 2004 and 2005 europe's lakes and rivers used for swimming have gotten worse. 10% of those lakes and rivers did not make the standards

only 22.4% of slovakia's bath places meet the standards

in ireland 30% of their lakes and rivers are polluted by sewage or fertilizer

Water Pollution is Happening!!!!!!!!!