DON’T Let it Go!

  • Location
    Washington DC, District Of Columbia
  • Status

The Problem

It’s about making balloon releases illegal in Washington D.C. so animals don’t get killed. So balloon releases are really bad and when balloons land in the Potomac and Anacostia or anything with lots of water, animals can choke on them and die. So at a wedding or anything if you release a lot of balloons at once it's on purpose and it's really dangerous. I have found balloons and balloon strings on clean ups in Washington, D.C. If an animal encounters a balloon it might eat it and die. If the balloon string gets caught on the animal it also might die. Balloon releases are illegal in other states. Balloons can do damage to all the animals in D.C. or in different countries or even land in the middle of Washington and Virginia!

Our Plan

My idea is that there is this tiny weight at the end of the string that the store puts on so if it gets untangled the balloon won't fly away because it has a weight. The weights could be shaped like the animals that live in Washington, D.C.; for example, a fish, a turtle, an eagle and a deer. So there can be thousands of animals and for every store they can have their special animal, like DC United can have Talon.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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