Students from central Illinois took part in Clean Water Celebration today at the Peoria Civic Center.
They were joined by the scouts of Brazil who work annually on environmental projects. Since meeting in 2012 both group of students participate in the program p2d2.
It partners with local police to offer a safe place to dispose unwanted medication to make sure it doesn’t get flushed down the toilet, or into the hands of someone else.
Those involved say they’ve seen drastic changes to the water supply.
“Water is our most precious resource and if we’re not taking care of it, it can very quickly cause a problem, health wise and environmentally. So our goals here in the United States along with Brazil are the same, we want to protect water,” said Pontiac Township High School Science Teacher, Paul Ritter
In its 25 years the event has estimated to have impacted over 50 thousand students with lessons about protecting the environment and water resources