The 2016 Clean Tech Competition is now open!
Registration begins December 14th.
2016: “Making an Impact”
At roughly 4.5 billion years of age, Earth has survived many catastrophes in its history. Human beings are helping to create a catastrophe of a previously unforeseen magnitude thanks to our use of plastics and an ever-increasing demand for electricity. However detrimental the evolution of technology in the name of progress can be, there are solutions that can help Make an Impact from humans’ negative effects on our planet.
Your challenge is to identify a problem associated with plastics or the need for clean, cheap energy that helps Make an Impact from negative effects of these two areas. Your team will identify a specific problem, explain and analyze in detail, and design a solution that can mitigate these negative impacts.
|Identify a specific problem associated with plastics or the need for clean, cheap energy anywhere in the world. Explain the specific impacts on environmental conditions, human health and/or economic.
Research and describe the scale of the problem and the affected populations.
Analyze the foundations and causes of the specific issue you chose. Investigate, understand in detail, and explain.
Design a solution that uses clean energy to address your identified problem, and explain how it would help mitigate the negative impacts of plastics or the insatiable need for electricity.