Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2020

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Idalia Bastiaens, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Dotan Leshem, Ph.D.


Many people around the world follow the slogan “Go Green” or “keep green and keep our planet green”. Do all countries and people within them follow those slogans? Do all countries uphold the standards of what it means to go green to keep the planet clean? The question can be answered with this simple statistic: The top 20 countries with the most polluted urban areas in order, Pakistan, Qatar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, UAE, Mongolia, India, Bahrain, Nepal, Ghana, Jordan, China, Senegal, Turkey, Bulgaria, Mauritius, Peru, Serbia and Iran. [1]Now, based off this image you will be able to see the countries with the most deaths per 100,000 people attributable to pollution. Specifically pointing out that its showing, in one way or another that each country is affected by this, however, other countries are affected far worse than others.