Help the Tohono O'odham Nation in Southern Arizona build a Peace on Earthbench! By sponsoring a bottle brick - a plastic bottle stuffed with trash - we can clean up 150 bottles and 75 pounds of trash from this sacred land, and create a community bench that will last for decades!
Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year, enough to circle the earth four times. The Tohono O'odham Tribe in Southern Arizona has a serious plastic trash problem. This is a result of the tribe residing directly on the Mexican border which is heavily trafficked by immigration, and water bottles are discarded in abundance. There aren't many village dumpsters, and trash is blown by wind in all directions.
The residents of the Tohono O'odham Nation are embarking on a unique project to turn their trash into a beautiful earthbench. We will stuff 150 plastic bottles with approximately 75 lbs of trash that would otherwise end up in landfills and oceans.
The resulting communal gathering area Peace on Earthbench will foster community interaction and collaboration, becoming a place where these children can share music, stories, and life. With the Peace on Earthbench Movement, we hope to build 1000 earthbenches for peace