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Submitted by (@haveago) and 1 other

Lightweight EVs for More Innovative, Vibrant, Efficient, Competitive, and Greener Cities

We spent the last century building our cities around automobiles only to realize their dire consequences. This hard lesson was learned by living with and paying for these unforeseen negative first, second, and third order effects: • 1.3 million annual car crash deaths, on average 3,287 deaths a day • 20-50 million are injuries or disabilities in car crashes • The largest net contributor to climate change pollution • In ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Submitted by (@haveago) and 1 other

Lightweight EVs for More Innovative, Vibrant, Efficient, Competitive, and Greener Cities

We spent the last century building our cities around automobiles only to realize their dire consequences. This hard lesson was learned by living with and paying for these unforeseen negative first, second, and third order effects: • 1.3 million annual car crash deaths, on average 3,287 deaths a day • 20-50 million are injuries or disabilities in car crashes • The largest net contributor to climate change pollution • In ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

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Gas & oil remediation

Our idea takes a natural process of highly active mushrooms that break down hydrocarbons (oil & gas) in soil and groundwater and concentrates it to become a more economic process than currently implemented in bio-remediation. This technology can be used to clean up oil and gas contaminated sites, whether it be superfund properties or private stewardship, we can reinvigorate our communities with more useful land. Many ...more »

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Submitted by (@thatmre)

Spira: Simple Sustainable Protein

The total market for algae is estimated to be $44.6 billion by 2023. The fastest growing segment of the algae industry is edible protein but the industry hasn’t changed the way it produces protein in 40 years, leading to an expensive and poor-tasting product. We use spirulina algae which doubles daily and is 3x the amount of protein as beef. It also contains 13 vitamins and 8 minerals. Spira creates an IoT system that ...more »

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Submitted by (@sproutbox)

SproutBox: Grow Your Own

SproutBox empowers people to grow their own food effortlessly, promoting a healthy & sustainable lifestyle while reconnecting them with what they eat. Each month the customer receives four sprouting seed packs to grow at home. The first box comes with a EasySpouter and Welcome Guide so they can start right away. The sprouts grow in 5 days without any soil or sunlight and only require 2 minutes of time per day to maintain. ...more »

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Submitted by (@chinampa)

Sustainable substitute for polystyrene foam / MDF / plastic foams / leather CHINAMPA - mycelium

We biomanufacture carbon footprint-free materials using agroindustry waste as raw material and fungus biology as a natural adhesive, creating a substitute material for different industry inputs such as polystyrene foam, foam rubber, softwood, leather, and others. The raw material production chain of most of our everyday items is unsustainable; we base our raw material on resources from non-renewable sources, we use ...more »

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Submitted by (@njitpingryresearch)

Microbial Degradation of Residential Food Wastes: Expediting Waste Digestion and Energy Extraction

Here in the United States, about 31% of the total food supply is wasted annually (EPA). Beyond that, 38 million tons of domestically food in the United States was wasted in 2014, and 95% of the wasted food is either disposed of in landfills or sent to combustion facilities, both of which are forms of waste management that are unsustainable in the long-run, and has detrimental effects on the environment at large. Landfills ...more »

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Submitted by (@alexisnoel.szepesy)

Riverfront UR: Growing Community Resilience through Placemaking along the James River

Use of sustainable design, green infrastructure, and flood mitigation practices are imperative for riverside communities to grow resilience and adapt to climate change. Communities along the James River in Henrico County, Virginia face high flood risks due to increased storm intensity and frequency. In order to cultivate community resilience, this project proposes the development of a riverside research and recreation ...more »

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Submitted by (@glzsoto.melissa)

Sustainaplay: Green your play, green your impact!

What if all the environmental challenges we are facing could be solved though a game? Sustainaplay is a boardgame to be play in families, housemates, co-workers,stakeholders of different industries to understand what are their positions, knowledge and potential contributions to mitigate climate change. Sustainaplay uses a systemic-change approach, it delves into the interests of each individual to create a common ground ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Submitted by (@hfred93)

Help us build the Circular Economy! We are working to connect the Health Care and Food Systems.

For the past 2 years, I have been a part of an innovative program working to align our city's health care and food systems. Our program follows this general process: 1) A patient with a qualifying condition (low-income, diabetes, heart disease, chronic food insecurity, etc.) is referred to our program by their doctor. 2) They sign up by joining us at our market stand, and we gather some information. 3) Each month, we ...more »

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