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Restaurant Waste to Superfood Powder

Our mission is to reduce food waste, minimize our carbon footprint, and alleviate hunger across the country by providing a nutrient-dense powder that is both healthy for our bodies and our environment. Each night thousands of pounds of edible viable untouched food is thrown away in our restaurants daily. Yet there are still millions of people who go to sleep hungry who are not aware of where their next meal will come ...more »

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Bike for Waste

According to Drawdown, a recently published book on plans to mitigate and adapt to climate change, reducing food waste and composting have major impacts on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, through Bike for Waste, young people over the age of 18 would be paid to collect waste from local schools and restaurants and then turn that food in at a composting facility in the city. The goal is to have neighborhood ...more »

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Biomass to Biofuel: Lake George’s Solution to Invasive Species

Lake George’s Solution to Invasive Species By: Ken Johnston, Skyelar Habberfield and Kristen Mooney Introduction About one hour north of New York’s capitol at the base of the Adirondack Mountains, rests Lake George, an alluring, long, and narrow oligotrophic body of water surrounded by tall mountains and dense, temperate forests. Given the nickname “Queen of American Lakes”, and also known to be the “most beautiful lake ...more »

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Small Scale Waste to Energy

What is the problem? Approximately $162 billion dollars’ worth of food is wasted in North America each year, accounting for 40% of all food produced. This wasted food eventually ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and releases methane gas, a compound which is 25 times more toxic than carbon dioxide. In addition to the alarming environmental effects, food waste costs businesses upwards of $3.1 billion dollars per ...more »

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Mexican-Canadian technology to reverse climate change from rural kitchens

At Eknis, we believe that every person in the world can and should be empowered to preserve our common home and our way of life through sustainable development. We have found a way to do that changing the world from within the kitchen. By using Tekoli, our microgasifier, we can do that, providing positive social and environmental impact on an unprecedented scale. The spark was lit in the framework of a research stay sponsored ...more »

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ROCAPET. Sustainable Structural Concrete

We go to the store, buy water or soda, and then when we're done we just throw the bottle away, and that's it. One disposable container is no big deal ... but what about a hundred million? Each year, consumer studies agree, every Mexican throws away more than 7 kilograms of empty bottles, which together generate more than 780,000 tons annually. Mexico is the largest consumer ...more »

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Kaska Dena Solar Project - A Diesel Dependent Arctic

If you're like me and believe that the world will be one day entirely solar powered, look no further! With your help, we can together build a demonstration Solar project with non other than Tesla in Watson Lake, Yukon, a off-grid community which currently relies on diesel generators. Let's prove all the nay sayers that solar in conjunction with batteries is a global solution, irrelevant of climates and location. Currently ...more »

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Microalgae-based biodiesel

In Mexico and around the world, today we are living in economically and ecologically hard times, due to fuel, which is very difficult to develop and its raw materials are very difficult to extract. By extracting the raw material to produce fuel, many activities are carried out that harm the environment, ecosystems, soil, etc. Today I present this innovative project. The generation of biofuels from microalgae has many ...more »

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Fresh Data App

The Fresh Data App gives the consumer all of the information they need to access sustainable, locally produced food. Local producers and vendors create profiles online with the products they have available and a little bit of information about themselves. When users open the app, they can see all of these points on our interactive food map, allowing consumers to browse their local food system and make informed food choices. ...more »

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