May 01, 2016
BENEFITING: Environmental League of Massachusetts, Inc.
Please help me and the MIT Space Balloon Team raise money for a program that we feel is extremely important to our community: the Young Environmentalist Program run by the Environmental League of Massachusetts. ELM is committed to encouraging, supporting, and training young people dedicated to protecting the environment. Launched in 2009, the Young Environmentalist Program is a reflection of this commitment. The MIT Space Balloon Team feels passionate about supporting and empowering the next generation of environmental advocates and organizers. Our team will send a high altitude balloon to near space, and perform an experiment on the effects of radiation due to the depletion of the ozone layer. We hope that, above all, we can inspire young people to believe that they can make a difference.