07 Jun '11, 12pm

9 Year-Old's Science Fair Project Saves City Thousands of Gallons of Water

9 Year-Old's Science Fair Project Saves City Thousands of Gallons of Water

So often there's the sense that only with dramatic change can we bring about a more sustainable world -- but in reality, sometimes all it takes is the imagination of a child. Meet Mason Perez, a 9-year-old from Reno, Nevada, whose science fair project has helped save his community tens of thousands of gallons of water. Two years ago, when he was only seven, the gradeschooler discovered an all-too-common point of waste that had been overlooked by grown-ups there for ages. And, with just one surprisingly simple fix, Mason found a way that the city could conserve one of its most important natural resources.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/9-year-olds-...

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