GenZ has decided to be at the forefront of the environmental debate. Whether it’s climate change, global warming, waste management or marine pollution, young people not only want to get the world’s attention, but also take ownership and bring solutions to the most environmental emergencies.
Here are some solutions from five of the top 50 teams who want to solve for tomorrow:
The BENZ team
The Benz team from Tamil Nadu is working out a solution to plan the urban forestry with the suggestion and recommendation of the right kind of plants and trees to be planted, which ultimately leads to an optimized way of managing the gas levels in the air.
Sanyukta, Kavin, Vishruthi from Tamil Nadu believe that climate change is an issue affecting every country in the world. From 1990 to 2019, the total warming effect of greenhouse gases added by humans to the Earth’s atmosphere has increased by 45%.
“Our solution is to find optimal locations for urban forestry planning and choose tree species that can be grown in the soil found at that particular location. So we decided to use the Geographic Information System GIS to perform geospatial analysis on them to get the best results,” said tea, BENZ.
Kaushik and Sumanth and Aditya from Andhra Pradesh wanted to solve for tomorrow so that they can give artificial life to plants and trees to emotionally connect nature with humans so that it can be saved and nurtured like other humans.
Their Potty team is looking for ways to help human beings establish a more equal relationship with plants and, therefore, promote empathy.
“The motive of the project is to reduce global warming on the planet. Our research has been published in various journals and has proven that it is possible for plants to respond to global warming by releasing more aerosol particles,” the Potty team said.
Incy Tech Team
Incy Tech is working on an alternative to solar panels that uses heat energy from the sun, as opposed to light energy, to generate electricity. Sparsh, 22, from Bihar, along with his two teammates, uses optical science converting thermal energy into more efficient and environmentally friendly electrical energy.
Three friends from Telangana, Pawan, Giridhar and Yuvraj intend to replace the old methods of cleaning water in aquaculture with a new, innovative, economical and natural method to clean water bodies. They use a new nature-based approach that introduces spirulina algae into the pond water, which purifies the pond naturally.
Team water lifting without using an electric pump
A regular problem that arises with electric pumps is that they quite often provide a poor power supply which leads to the problem of the pump not working and the pump can also freeze up sometimes. So, to save the electricity and energy used to pump water from the underground reservoir to the aboveground reservoir through a mechanically efficient mechanism, Sanchit and Onkar from Maharashtra want to raise the water without using an electric pump.
“Our technology would help anyone lift water without using electric pumps, which will be invaluable in places where electricity is limited or sporadic,” the team said.