To create a sustainable community and planet.
We can work together to create the world we want.
education, collaboration, respect, passion, creativity, unity, generosity, citizenship
Students4H2O was established in Martin County, Florida as a student-led non-profit organization with the mission to enhance education, stewardship, and citizenship for all students in our community. We believe every individual matters and a sustainable community will lead to a sustainable planet by following the mission of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By doing so, we strive to empower our children by saving the Earth, one student at a time.
Water is EVERYTHING and vital to ALL forms of life.
Access to water, sanitation, and hygiene is an essential human right. However, millions are still faced with daily challenges accessing even the most necessary of services.
In fact, 663 million people on the planet lack access to clean drinking water.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 is to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” The targets cover all aspects of both the water cycle and sanitation systems, and their achievement is designed to contribute to progress across a range of other Sustainable Development Goals, most notably on health, education, economics, and the environment.
Proper water and sanitation is a crucial foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including good health and gender equality. By managing our water sustainably, we are also able to maintain our production of food and energy better and contribute to decent work and economic growth. Moreover, we can preserve our water ecosystems, their biodiversity, and take action on climate change.
Every year, we partner with the City of Stuart to plan their annual Water Fest. This event is designed to raise awareness for local environmental education and water conservation practices throughout our community. Through our partnership, we are bringing our community together with a common goal—to encourage Martin County residents to act locally, and think globally!
A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY LEADS TO A SUSTAINABLE PLANET
We strongly emphasize education regarding all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Also known as the Global Goals, they commonly advocate ending poverty, reducing inequalities, and protecting our planet by 2030. Just like every person is unique, each of the Sustainable Development Goals has different targets and objectives to help transform the world by 2030.
Education can transform the world as a driving force of social change, and this is the key that allows other Global Goals to flourish. When all people, especially children, can be educated, they can break from the cycle of poverty, reduce inequalities, reach gender equality, empower people to live healthier and sustainable lives, and contribute to more peaceful societies. We want to inspire and empower the youth in our community to find their passion based on any of the 17 Global Goals, whether this is regarding Climate Change or Ending Poverty. All 17 Global Goals are individually different, but all work together to change the world. There is a Global Goal for all to help us create a sustainable community, which will result in a sustainable planet.
HOW YOU CAN JOIN OUR MISSION:
Become a member
Fill out our membership application.
Be a GoalKeeper
Who is a GoalKeeper? Students in elementary, middle, and high school who:
Strives to create a more sustainable community and planet.
Represents one or more Global Goals.
Embodies the six pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS!
Breaks down the social boundaries of peer pressure.
Is an individual who makes a difference by thinking globally and acting locally.
Here are some of our favorite ways to be a GoalKeeper
Use social media for social good.
Follow the six pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS!
Recycle items including paper, water bottles, and plastic bags.
Volunteer at a Keep Martin Beautiful beach cleanup such as the International Coastal Cleanup.
Students4H2O, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization (EIN 82-4180471). Your donation is tax-deductible.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 OR VISITING WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.