Nikola Tesla Innovation Contest - December 2023

Smitirupa Sahu - E5R699V0E52X660
Christ university (New Delhi, India)

Abstract of Idea

Creating clothes from recycled plastic is an innovative approach to sustainable fashion. The process involves collecting plastic bottles, breaking them down into polyester fibers, and then using these fibers to manufacture clothing items. This not only reduces plastic waste but also lessens the environmental impact of traditional textile production. Brands adopting this method contribute to a circular economy by repurposing materials and promoting eco-friendly alternatives in the fashion industry.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Making clothes from recycled plastic addresses the environmental problem of plastic pollution. By repurposing plastic bottles into textiles, this approach reduces the amount of plastic waste ending up in landfills and oceans. It tackles issues such as: Reducing Plastic in Landfills: Recycling plastic bottles into clothing prevents them from occupying landfills, which can take hundreds of years to decompose. Marine Pollution Mitigation: By repurposing plastic, the process helps in reducing the amount of plastic waste that finds its way into oceans, harming marine life and ecosystems. Conserving Resources: Traditional textile production often requires large amounts of water and energy. Using recycled plastic for clothing can help conserve these resources, contributing to a more sustainable approach. Lowering Carbon Footprint: The process of recycling plastic into clothing generally has a lower carbon footprint compared to producing textiles from raw materials, helping combat climate change. Promoting Circular Economy: Transforming plastic into clothing contributes to a circular economy by reusing materials, lessening the demand for new resources, and minimizing the overall environmental impact of fashion production.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The idea of making clothes from recycled plastic is innovative for several reasons:
Resource Conservation: It addresses the environmental impact of traditional textile production by repurposing plastic waste, thereby conserving natural resources and reducing the need for new raw materials.
Circular Economy: This approach contributes to a circular economy by creating a closed-loop system. It takes discarded plastic, transforms it into clothing, and encourages further recycling, promoting sustainability and waste reduction.
Plastic Pollution Solution: It directly tackles the problem of plastic pollution by giving a new purpose to plastic bottles that might otherwise end up in landfills or oceans, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment. Sustainable Fashion: In the realm of fashion, using recycled plastic introduces a more sustainable and eco-friendly alternative. It encourages a shift towards responsible consumption and production practices. Technological Innovation: The process of turning plastic bottles into wearable textiles involves innovative technologies in material science and textile production, showcasing advancements in sustainable manufacturing.
Consumer Awareness: Adopting recycled plastic in clothing raises awareness among consumers about the environmental impact of their choices and encourages a more conscious approach to fashion consumption.

Describe your idea in detail

The process of making clothes from recycled plastic involves several steps:
Collection of Plastic Bottles: The first step is the collection of used plastic bottles. These bottles are typically made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), a common type of plastic. Sorting and Cleaning: Collected plastic bottles are sorted based on color and cleaned to remove any contaminants. This ensures that the recycled material maintains a certain level of purity. Shredding: The cleaned plastic bottles are then shredded into small pieces. This process increases the surface area and prepares the material for the next step. Melting and Extrusion: The shredded plastic is melted, and the molten material is extruded into thin strands. These strands are then cooled and solidified, forming small pellets. Spinning into Yarn: The pellets are further processed by spinning them into yarn. This yarn can be blended with other fibers or used as a standalone material for weaving or knitting. Weaving or Knitting: The yarn is used to produce fabric through weaving or knitting processes, similar to traditional textile production. This fabric can be utilized for various types of clothing, including shirts, jackets, and activewear. Design and Manufacturing: Fashion designers and manufacturers use the recycled fabric to create clothing items. The design and manufacturing processes remain similar to those of conventional textiles, allowing for a wide range of styles and garments. Distribution and Retail: The finished clothing items are distributed to retailers or sold directly to consumers. Brands that adopt this sustainable approach often highlight the eco-friendly aspect of their products to attract environmentally conscious consumers.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation of making clothes from recycled plastic involves collaboration across various stages of the supply chain and the incorporation of sustainable practices:
Collection Infrastructure: Establish a robust system for the collection of used plastic bottles. This might involve partnerships with waste management companies, local communities, or dedicated collection centers.
Sorting and Cleaning Facilities: Develop facilities equipped with advanced sorting and cleaning technologies to efficiently process collected plastic bottles. Automation and technology can enhance the speed and effectiveness of this stage.
Shredding and Pelletizing Stations: Implement facilities capable of shredding plastic bottles into small pieces and then melting and extruding them into pellets. This could involve investing in machinery optimized for large-scale plastic recycling.
Yarn Production Facilities: Set up facilities to spin the pellets into yarn. This could involve collaborations with existing textile manufacturers or the establishment of new facilities dedicated to producing recycled plastic yarn.
Collaboration with Fashion Brands: Partner with fashion brands to incorporate recycled plastic yarn into their designs. Work closely with designers and manufacturers to ensure the quality, durability, and aesthetic appeal of the clothing produced.
Consumer Education and Marketing: Implement educational campaigns to raise awareness among consumers about the environmental benefits of clothing made from recycled plastic. Develop marketing strategies that emphasize the sustainable aspects of these products.
Distribution Networks: Establish distribution networks to ensure the widespread availability of recycled plastic clothing. This might involve partnerships with retailers, online platforms, or even dedicated flagship stores.
Certifications and Standards: Work towards obtaining and promoting certifications that verify the sustainability and environmental impact of the entire process. This could include certifications for recycled content, eco-friendly manufacturing practices, and fair labor standards.
Continuous Innovation: Invest in ongoing research and development to improve the efficiency of the recycling process, explore new eco-friendly materials, and stay at the forefront of sustainable fashion trends.
Regulatory Compliance: Stay informed and compliant with evolving regulations related to recycling, environmental standards, and sustainable practices in the fashion industry.

Avani Gandotra - E5R699G6X04K602
Podar International School (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

Making fancy cushion covers and fills with old plastic bags and old clothes.
We all love a colourful drawing room and keep buying things from ikea and home centre but why not to save money and earth at the same time? My idea is a quick solution to these problems.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Using up old plastic bags and clothes

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

I think many people would have thought of the cushion made up of clothes infact I was myself inspired by one of my friends but the thing that is different in my idea is the plastic filling we are making.

Describe your idea in detail

I would like to answer this questions by giving steps:
1. Gather old plastic bags and old clothes
2. Make frills on the sides of a square cloth( can be an old bed sheet or an old T-shirt)
3. Tie knots on three sides on the edges
4. Fill up plastic inside and finish by tying knots in the fourth side
This is a vedik on how to make cushion cover with cloth instead of a pillow filler we can add plastic bags.
https://youtu.be/XY6eqTYVQXU?si=LZoW2Hv2EnO7CNIO

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

We all have old clothes at home and plastic bags have made their way to every doorstep.
So I think if this idea can be shared to other people and if they actually implement it because it just takes 5 mins to make it, our earth can become a very happy place also it is better than buying bags around shops.

Subhacharan Roy - E5R695F2G41O781
Jangipur College (Raghunathganj, India)

Abstract of Idea

My innovative program introduces a community-based micro-entrepreneurship model to revolutionize waste management. Through strategically placed collection stations and mobile recycling units, individuals undergo training to become micro-entrepreneurs, converting recyclables into marketable products.This model not only tackles environmental challenges, significantly reducing local waste, but also promotes economic sustainability by creating jobs and empowering communities. Utilizing a digital platform for engagement, impact tracking, and collaboration, this initiative pioneers a scalable solution for a greener, economically empowered future.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

It solves the problem of inefficient waste management, reducing local waste accumulation, preventing land pollution, and boosting recycling rates. It also addresses the lack of economic opportunities by creating jobs through its micro-entrepreneurship model.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The program is innovative because it empowers communities through a micro-entrepreneurship model, turning waste into economic opportunities.

Describe your idea in detail

The Community-Driven Recycling Empowerment (CRE) program is a comprehensive initiative designed to transform waste management practices in communities while fostering economic empowerment. The program tackles the challenge of inefficient waste disposal, aiming to create a cleaner environment and contribute to sustainable community development.
At the core of CRE is the introduction of a micro-entrepreneurship model within communities. Local individuals are empowered with the skills and tools needed to actively participate in waste management. They become micro-entrepreneurs, driving change at the grassroots level. This innovative approach not only addresses environmental concerns but also creates economic opportunities within the community.
To make waste management more accessible and engaging, CRE incorporates mobile recycling units equipped with essential tools for on-the-spot processing of recyclables. These units bring recycling to the community’s doorstep, making the process convenient and efficient. The use of technology plays a crucial role in the program, with a user-friendly digital platform integrated into the Earth5R app. This platform serves as a hub for community members to track their environmental impact, collaborate with others, and access valuable resources.
A key aspect that sets CRE apart is its collaboration with local artisans and businesses for product innovation. Recyclable materials are transformed into marketable products, creating a circular economy within the community. This not only supports local economies but also encourages sustainable consumer choices.
CRE takes a holistic approach, recognizing that effective waste management is not only about recycling but also about creating a sustainable, circular economy. By addressing both environmental and economic aspects, CRE ensures a well-rounded impact. The program is adaptable and scalable, making it suitable for various community settings.
In summary, the CRE program stands out as an innovative and comprehensive solution to the challenges of waste management, environmental sustainability, and community economic empowerment. Through micro-entrepreneurship, mobile recycling units, digital engagement, and product innovation, CRE aims to make communities cleaner, greener, and economically self-sufficient.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation involves setting up strategically located waste collection hubs and deploying mobile recycling units in communities. Local individuals undergo training to become micro-entrepreneurs, actively participating in waste collection and processing. The Earth5R app serves as a digital platform for community engagement, impact tracking, and resource access. Collaborations with local businesses for product innovation create economic opportunities. This comprehensive approach ensures that waste is efficiently managed, communities are economically empowered, and environmental sustainability is prioritised.

Athmika Srikant - E5R691G9G73D443
Podar International School (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

Idea – Human Nutrition
A healthy eating pattern is recommended for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and overweight/obesity, two of the major chronic diseases that contribute to the global burden of diseases. The Mediterranean Diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet and, the US Department of Agriculture Food Patterns all meet current food-based and nutrient recommendations and can include lean beef. Lean beef is a nutrient-dense food and contains essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, and B-vitamins, as well as good-quality protein. Incorporating lean beef in a healthy dietary pattern would be expected to promote adherence to food-based dietary recommendations, achieve nutrient adequacy, and decrease risk of many major chronic diseases, notably cardiovascular disease and overweight/obesity.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

The conventional food system threatens our health and overall well-being with increased air and water pollution, toxic chemical exposure, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, soil erosion, climate change inducing greenhouse gas emissions, and loss of biodiversity.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

I searched it up on Google . Human nutrition is the process by which substances in food are transformed into body tissues and provide energy for the full range of physical and mental activities that make up human life.

Describe your idea in detail

Human nutrition deals with the provision of essential nutrients in food that are necessary to support human life and good health.Poor nutrition is a chronic problem often linked to poverty, food security, or a poor understanding of nutritional requirements.Malnutrition and its consequences are large contributors to deaths, physical deformities, and disabilities worldwide.Good nutrition is necessary for children to grow physically and mentally, and for normal human biological development.
Overview
The human body contains chemical compounds such as water, carbohydrates, amino acids (found in proteins), fatty acids (found in lipids), and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). These compounds are composed of elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Any study done to determine nutritional status must take into account the state of the body before and after experiments, as well as the chemical composition of the whole diet and of all the materials excreted and eliminated from the body (including urine and feces).
Nutrients
Main article: Nutrient
The seven major classes of nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, proteins, vitamins, and water.Nutrients can be grouped as either macronutrients or micronutrients (needed in small quantities). Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are macronutrients, and provide energy. Water and fiber are macronutrients but do not provide energy.The micronutrients are minerals and vitamins.The macronutrients (excluding fiber and water) provide structural material (amino acids from which proteins are built, and lipids from which cell membranes and some signaling molecules are built), and energy.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Ensure inclusion of adequate quantities of mixed cereal and pulses in diet. The ratio of pulses to cereals should be 1:7 or 1:8 in diet. 10. Vegetables and fruits being good sources of vitamins, minerals and fibers regular consumption should be ensured.

Saavi Bhalla
Podar International School (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

We can make people aware about are surroundings by putting competition for best out of waste and go to each community and tell people and tell them how can we make useful things out of waste

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

It is for waste management

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

It makes you know how can u make different things with different things

Describe your idea in detail

It is an idea that I know many people have already gotten this idea but didn’t do it as I use this app I know this app is more serious about nature and waste and not only this app but every person should be this thoughtful but after using this app I have a feeling I want more people to see and know this thx 5R

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

We can run it by gifts and prizes for each competition and collab with other brands but I know you have already done it as I participated in your competition every time

F.Shimarna - E5R697T2O65N895
Holy cross College (Tamil Nadu, India)

Abstract of Idea

The most important quality for a man to lead his life to the next second lies in his breath. To reduce air pollution one vehicle per home plan can be implemented it is four wheeler. Surveys can be conducted regularly by the municipal team in their allocated areas to monitor the increase of vehicles in their area . The particular state which is more environment free and greeny can be recognised by the government.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Air pollution

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The gist of my idea lies within the compromise of young minds to show their responsibility towards developing a greener planet.

Describe your idea in detail

Air which is considered to be the viral quality for our sustainability lifestyle is now under threat due to our own harvest. Human beings even went to the extreme of polluting those non renewable resources. Air pollution is even more critical as it can’t be controlled if it leads the extreme level. If the air you breathe is poisonous imagine the diseases you inherit .. it varies from basic allergic to lung cancer. India though the nation is unique with its biodiversity, it contains one of the most air polluted city in the world. This fact is heartbreaking yet still it’s is the truth. Delhi is considered to be a high tech city with employment and entrepreneurship opportunities everywhere. It is an urbanised area where the inhabitants compete for their survival. But the most important thing is that they had forgot their common responsibility towards protecting the environment. In a house of four living members they have two cars and a two wheeler for their use. In order to increase the status of their lifestyle they have decreased the band of our environment. Areas similar to Delhi which is under serious threat of pollution can be marked under red zone by the government under disaster management. A scheme of one vehicle per home can be implemented if it’s a four wheeler and it can be monitored by the municipal authorities of that area. The excess of vehicles can be taken by the government for a fair price and it can be exported to other states as second hand vehicles or even repurposed for other purposes. Though this plan is not that easy to follow , if the persons and the government can consider their life as the basic thing than their reputation then it must be implemented.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation of my idea is not that easy to follow as it results in a loss of money for many sectors. But this idea can be helpful if air pollution exceeds the red zone level and the survival of humans in that city becomes a threat. Overall it lies within the hands of individuals to protect their lives and their environment.

Rochana.S - E5R697W9T18I231
JSS Academy of Technical Education (Bangalore, India)

Abstract of Idea

The idea focuses on empowering farmers and promoting sustainability. By creating direct markets, supporting millet farming, and fostering collaboration, we aim to boost farmers’ income while providing affordable, eco-friendly products to consumers. The innovation lies in connecting farmers and consumers directly, cutting costs, and encouraging sustainable agriculture practices for a win-win scenario.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

The idea tackles the issue of farmers struggling with low income and promotes sustainable farming practices. It addresses the challenge of making eco-friendly products affordable for consumers while ensuring farmers benefit economically.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The innovation lies in the synergy between supporting farmers who are the backbone of our country along with promoting eco-friendly products directly to consumers. By connecting these elements, our idea stands out in its holistic approach, fostering community collaboration for sustainable agriculture.

Describe your idea in detail

1. Direct Farmers’ Markets
•    Create local markets connecting farmers directly to buyers.
   Benefits: Farmers get fair prices; consumers access affordable, fresh produce.
•    Example:Farmers sell veggies directly, avoiding middlemen.
2. Millet Farming Boost
•    Support millet farming with subsidies and training.
•    Benefits: Soil health improves, and millets are nutritious and fast-growing.
•    Example:Government aids farmers in switching to millet cultivation.
3. Organic Fertilizer Centers:
•    Establish centers for local, organic fertilizer production.
•    Benefits:Reduces fertilizer costs for farmers; promotes eco-friendly practices.
•    Example: Farmers use locally sourced materials for natural fertilizers.
4. Collaborative Farming Groups:
•    Encourage farmers to share resources and equipment.
•    Benefits: Cuts individual costs; fosters community among farmers.
•    Example:Farmers pool resources for joint cultivation.
5. Eco-Friendly Workshops:
•    Conduct workshops on making natural skincare or paper.
•    Benefits: Farmers gain extra income; promotes eco-friendly products.
•    Example: Farmers learn to make skincare from farm ingredients.
ADDITIONAL : Use of Blockchain Technology
How: Integrate blockchain for global farmer-consumer transactions. “Smart contracts” ensure transparent, fair deals with immutable agreements, allowing farmers to set prices and get immediate payments.
Benefits:
1. Global Reach: Connect farmers globally with consumers.
2. Transparency:Blockchain ensures fair transactions.
3. Immediate Payment: Farmers receive prompt payments.
Example:
A farmer in rural India sells organic produce globally. Smart contracts guarantee fair pricing, immediate payments, creating a direct and transparent connection between farmers and consumers.
These ideas benefit farmers economically and promote eco-friendly practices, creating a win-win scenario for both agriculture and the environment.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Implementation involves collaboration with local communities, government support for training and subsidies, and the establishment of decentralized centers for organic fertilizer production. The idea leverages existing agricultural infrastructure and encourages farmers to adopt sustainable practices in a collaborative framework.

Omkar Shantinath Hambarde - E5R696G4T56
Tilak College of Education (Pune, India)

Abstract of Idea

A proper zone of waste management should be established in every city by government. All the waste shall be dumped in the waste management dumping sector. After that taking into consideration thoughts of all stakeholders from civilian to various NGOs, government officials, and all the sections of society. A campaign should be arranged from NGO or Government side to generate innovative ideas and reward shall be placed to the best idea.
After dumping the waste, recycling of waste shall take place and the recycled product shall be promoted in the market, making public awareness about sustainability of the planet and to live a healthy life.
If peoples become aware they will get conscious and will try their efforts towards the use of sustainable products.
Government should first start the initiative to engage people about sustainability and when the civilian becomes more efficient about effective use of waste management, hence strict.action would be considered avoiding the sustainability purposes.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Waste management

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

It takes into consideration roles of whole stakeholders of the society.
Making waste management zone with proper recycling of the waste, makes it unique.

Describe your idea in detail

An area of waste management should be owned by the government of state which will run under the guidance of Central government.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Government of India must take initiative to make dumping zones in each and every city of the country.
Rewards shall be given to first three winner city who genuinely tried efforts for Sustainable development and making civilian aware about Sustainable development.
After the proper disposal of waste, recycling of waste management should be taken place in the campus of waste management.
Different zones such as recycling, reusing, recovering, reducing, refusing under the umbrella of waste management.
Different section of 5R will make optimum and efficient use of waste management and promoting and marketing the product recovered from waste management.
The ideas from all stakeholders of society should taken into consideration and new ideas should be appreciated and promoted on large scale.
A project should be taken by government of India for the promoting and implementation of waste management, providing Different zone for 5R’s and making awareness among civilian to make Earth a happy place to live.

Himanshi Jain - E5R699S9E93W037
Somaiya School of Design (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

Meet the cool cardboard lounge chair, all about being eco-friendly! It’s not just comfy but also super sustainable. I used fevicol for now but I will use natural glue instead of fevicol in future to make it even more nature-friendly. And guess what? I didn’t waste any cardboard. The extra bits became handy side tables and a nifty shoe tying support. My friends got creative too, turning leftover pieces into awesome lamps and materials for other cool projects. So, my chair isn’t just for sitting; it’s like a superhero for the environment, showing how to be smart with materials and work together for a greener world! 

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Material choice, Waste reduction and chemical- free adhesive

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

My lounge chair design stands out for its innovative and unique features in several ways. First and foremost, the use of cardboard as the primary material is a creative and sustainable choice, offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional seating options. The incorporation of natural glue further aligns with environmentally conscious practices, enhancing the chair’s sustainability.
What sets my design apart is the holistic approach to waste reduction. Instead of discarding leftover cardboard, I have ingeniously repurposed it into functional elements like side tables and a shoe tying support, showcasing a commitment to minimizing waste. The collaborative aspect, where my friends utilize remaining parts for lamps and prototyping in other projects, adds a layer of community engagement and creativity.
In summary, my lounge chair not only prioritizes sustainability through material choice but also demonstrates a comprehensive and collaborative approach to waste reduction, making it a truly innovative and unique piece of furniture.

Describe your idea in detail

My innovative lounge chair is a testament to sustainable design and creative resourcefulness, carefully crafted from eco-friendly cardboard and planned to use a natural glue, thus minimizing the environmental impact typically associated with traditional furniture production.
Material Innovation:
The choice of cardboard as the primary material is a standout feature of my chair. Cardboard is not only readily available but also an incredibly versatile and recyclable material. By utilizing cardboard, I contribute to the reduction of deforestation, addressing a critical issue in furniture manufacturing where wood is a commonly employed resource.
Sustainable Adhesive:
The decision to replace traditional adhesives, like fevicol, with a natural glue takes the chair’s sustainability a step further. Natural glues are typically made from renewable resources and often have a smaller environmental footprint compared to their synthetic counterparts. This choice aligns with the broader goal of minimizing the ecological impact of the chair’s production.
Holistic Waste Reduction:
What truly sets my design apart is its commitment to waste reduction. Beyond merely using cardboard, my chair’s design ingeniously repurposes the remnants that usually end up as waste in traditional manufacturing. The leftover cardboard transforms into functional side tables, providing additional utility. Moreover, the creation of a shoe tying support showcases a keen understanding of how even the smallest remnants can be turned into practical elements. This holistic approach significantly mitigates the issue of excessive waste in furniture production, addressing a key concern in sustainability.
Community Collaboration:
The collaborative aspect of my design adds another layer of uniqueness. By involving my friends in utilizing the remaining cardboard for their projects, I have created a community-driven approach to sustainability. This not only fosters a sense of shared responsibility for environmental stewardship but also expands the positive impact of my chair beyond its initial design. The lamp prototypes and other projects initiated by my friends demonstrate the versatility of cardboard as a prototyping material, encouraging further exploration of sustainable design solutions.
Functional and Aesthetic Appeal:
Beyond its sustainability features, my lounge chair offers a functional and aesthetically pleasing seating solution. The use of cardboard doesn’t compromise on comfort or style as it is made keeping ergonomics into consideration so it is very comfortable and suitable for any type/ age of people, challenging preconceptions about the limitations of sustainable materials in furniture design.
In conclusion, my lounge chair stands out as a holistic and innovative solution to several sustainability challenges in furniture design. From material choice to waste reduction and community engagement, every aspect of my design contributes to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to creating functional and stylish furniture. It represents a forward-thinking model that combines creativity, resourcefulness, and a commitment to environmental well-being.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

My idea is already implimented and made by me.

Om Sonawane - E5R688A0J43U331
LD College of Engineering (Ahmedabad, India)

Abstract of Idea

An innovative approach to water treatment involves using regenerated activated carbon in a filter tower. This regenerated carbon, treated via electro-oxidation, purifies 75-80% of water, reducing operational costs significantly. Water from the sand filter tower passes through the carbon bed, removing impurities. When the carbon beds are saturated, electro-oxidation in the same reactor regenerates the carbon using graphite electrodes, a water + NaCl solution, and an optimum 12-volt battery. This process generates oxidizing species, degrading contaminants and renewing the activated carbon.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Regeneration Process of Activated Carbon

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The innovation lies in the combined use of regenerated activated carbon and electro-oxidation within the same system. Traditional methods often involve discarding or replacing saturated carbon, incurring high costs. This approach extends the life of the carbon, reducing operational expenses by regenerating it in situ. The use of electro-oxidation, especially with non-corrosive graphite electrodes and a water + NaCl electrolyte solution, is a distinctive feature. This process generates powerful oxidizing species, efficiently degrading contaminants, and renewing the carbon, making it both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. The synergy of these techniques in a single system distinguishes it from conventional water treatment methods.

Describe your idea in detail

We came with an idea of treating water by
regenerated activated carbon. The activated carbon used in filter tower to treat
the waste water. We regenerated the activated carbon by electro oxidation process. Regenerated activated carbon can purify 75-80% of water ,which reduces the process cost.
PROCESS:
• Water from Sand Filter Tower is feed in the reactor through the inlet pipe.
• Water pass through the activated carbon bed which adsorbs dyes, colours, impurities & other pollutants.
• After some operational cycle carbon beds are saturated, so re-generation of the carbon is required.
• For the re-generation of carbon, we use electrooxidation process that occurs in same reactor.
• Graphite Electrodes is used in this process and pass electric current by submerging that electrode in water. A gentle mixing is also to be provided
• Special things about this electrode are that it doesn’t get corroded.
• In this process we provide water + NaCL solution as electrolyte.
• After the filling the solution, we provide air from the bottom through air grid which fluidizes the carbon.
• Lower the electrodes & gentle mixing is started in rector.
• electrodes are to be connected with battery. The optimum voltage is 12 volts.
• After passing the electric current in solution, the electro-oxidation process take place.
• (Electro-oxidation is based on the application of an electric current or a potential difference between two electrodes (anode & cathode) , with which oxidizing species can be generated, depending on the anode material used and the type of electrolyte of support used. )
• In electro-oxidation process, the electrodes provide the energy to electrolyte particles & convert them to strong oxidizing species This species degrades the contaminates from carbon.
• So, we re-generate ACTIVATED CARBON through this process.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation involves integrating this system into existing water treatment facilities. Initially, retrofitting or creating a dedicated filtration tower equipped with the electro-oxidation setup would be necessary. Collaboration with wastewater treatment plants or industrial facilities could enable a trial setup, allowing for real-time testing and optimization. The aim would be to demonstrate the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the process at scale. Furthermore, partnerships with water treatment technology manufacturers could facilitate the development of specialized equipment for broader adoption.

Saria Fatima Khan - E5R699H0M13X196
Shadan PG College (Hyderabad, India)

Abstract of Idea

Earth and the resources of earth make life possible on it. If we were to imagine our lives without these resources, that would not be possible. As life cannot function without sunshine, air, vegetation, and water. We need to take appropriate steps to conserve nature. Only human beings with their power and ability can save nature in its purest forms. The most relevant approach for this is Soil regeneration, also known as Regenerative farming, is a sustainable farming practice that seeks to promote healthy soil, ecosystem, biodiversity, and the overall health of the planet. This farming practice aims to restore the environment and reduce the negative effects of agriculture on the planet by building soil health, sequestering carbon, conserving water and increasing biodiversity.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Healthy soil is the root source of a livelihood that sustains farmers and communities all around the world: good soil produces good crops that deliver a good income that enables families to flourish. Regenerative farming practices can help to build soil organic matter, improve soil structure, and increase soil water-holding capacity, which can improve crop productivity, reduce erosion, and mitigate the impacts of drought and flooding. By restoring the soil with natural sources of organics that support beneficial microbes that improve plant growth, the plants will flourish and draw down the carbon from the atmosphere

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

One of the geographical protective measures in the farming industry is the use of green manure. This is a result of achieving sustainability by conserving supply and fulfilling food demand.
As a result of looking for efficient and more sustainable ways to produce, present-day farmers experience a vast number of issues of which one of which is soil fertility conservation without making use of chemicals and the most obtainable solution is manure crops.
It has been discovered that this method has a more lasting impact on the soil than in ancient times. It is a more priceless method for farmers who want to minimize the adoption of damaging chemicals for the fertility of the soil.
These crops are highly advantageous to the soil and future crops. They are grown mainly for the benefits they offer and not for grazing or harvesting. They are widely used for upgrading the soil, weed control, nutrients, and various organic matter.
It is best left on the exterior of the soil and allowed to absorb its way into the soil rather than harvested or grazed with the farm produce. It is integrated and rotated thereby adding remarkable benefits at a lower cost addition.
The advert for green manuring has been in existence for years but they were replaced with the invention of chemical fertilizers. As a result of a new understanding, we have realized that these crops are highly advantageous in terms of the nutrients that they add back to the soil.
Apart from feeding the soil which in turn feeds the plant instead of the other way round, these crop feeds all soil organisms and also increases the fertility of the soil. Genetically fertile soil produces healthy plants that are able to fight diseases and pests in addition, healthy soil is more resistant to drought.
When growing green manures, the soil microbes are provided with a boost as well as food and suitable conditions they can thrive in. These microbes then convert the nutrients in the manure into accessible nutrients for the crops.
By restoring these soil entities and providing a food source, they are also converting the unavailable nutrients in the soil into accessible nutrients. This in turn improves the biological activity of the soil and in general, improves soil conditions.

Describe your idea in detail

One of the biggest benefits of regenerative farming is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The agricultural sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, accounting for about 25% of total global emissions. Regenerative farming can help mitigate these emissions by sequestering carbon in the soil. By increasing organic matter in the soil, plants can take in more carbon from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas levels. Moreover, this farming practice has the potential to improve soil health while producing better crops which can help meet the global demand for food.
Regenerative farming also promotes biodiversity, which is essential for the health of our ecosystems. By encouraging crop rotations and diverse cover crops, regenerative farming creates habitats for insects, birds, fungi and other wildlife. This fosters healthy ecosystems and reduces the need for harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
In conclusion, regenerative farming is a promising solution for building a healthier and more sustainable food system. By promoting ecosystem restoration, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing biodiversity, and promoting humane treatment of animals, regenerative farming is a holistic approach to agriculture that benefits our planet and society as a whole. It is time that we shift our focus towards building sustainable and regenerative food systems rather than solely focusing on business and profit.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Soil regeneration is simply the process of improving the quality of your soil by adding organic matter, which helps to improve drainage, water retention, and nutrition for your plants. Soil regeneration farming involves returning nutrients and organic matter to the soil to restore the soil’s fertility and productivity.
And this can be done by using cover crops, green manures, and composts. These are all plants that are grown specifically for their ability to increase the fertility of the soil they grow in.
One solution that can help restore or increase microorganisms and soil biodiversity is the practice of cover cropping. Cover crops are planted during periods when the main crop is not growing, providing a living root system that helps improve soil structure and nutrient cycling.
They also promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms and enhance soil biodiversity. Additionally, the application of organic matter, such as compost or manure, can provide a food source for soil organisms and stimulate their activity, contributing to a healthier soil ecosystem.
To rejuvenate soil, several practices can be implemented. First, incorporating organic matter such as compost or manure can enrich the soil with essential nutrients.
Second, practicing crop rotation helps break pest and disease cycles while promoting nutrient diversity. Third, implementing cover cropping prevents soil erosion and adds organic matter.
Finally, reducing tillage and practicing no-till farming techniques preserve soil structure and promote beneficial microbial activity. These practices combined can help rejuvenate and improve the health of the soil.
In conclusion, soil regeneration refers to the process of restoring degraded soil to a healthy state by implementing regenerative practices such as cover cropping, reduced tillage, and crop rotation. The benefits of regenerating soil are numerous and far-reaching, including improved soil health, increased crop yields, and enhanced ecosystem services.
Farmers can play a critical role in promoting soil regeneration by adopting regenerative practices and techniques such as agroforestry, intercropping, and nutrient cycling. By prioritizing soil health and sustainability, farmers can help to create a more resilient and productive agricultural system that benefits both people and the planet.

Tanvi Rahul Asher - E5R691T8H41H466
Podar International School Powai (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

My idea is to develop a specific machine that is meant to clean up the seas and oceans and to make it safe for all organisms.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

It addresses about the impurities in the water bodies and that harm the environment also the aquatic animals living in it. The impure water which is drunk by the animals can spread illness and create a pandemic.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

my idea unique because less manual work is required and it is eco friendly!

Describe your idea in detail

The machine will release acids in a particular period of time in a adequate amount and these acids will make the pollutants float on water and easier to collect which can then be collected by strainer kind of net which makes the water more cleaner and free from impurities. This also helps to prevent major pandemics by not spreading any type of illness caused by impure water.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The machine will release acids in a particular period of time in a adequate amount and these acids will make the pollutants float on water and easier to collect which can then be collected by strainer kind of net which makes the water more cleaner and free from impurities. This also helps to prevent major pandemics by not spreading any type of illness caused by impure water.

Soil regeneration is simply the process of improving the quality of your soil by adding organic matter, which helps to improve drainage, water retention, and nutrition for your plants. Soil regeneration farming involves returning nutrients and organic matter to the soil to restore the soil’s fertility and productivity.
And this can be done by using cover crops, green manures, and composts. These are all plants that are grown specifically for their ability to increase the fertility of the soil they grow in.
One solution that can help restore or increase microorganisms and soil biodiversity is the practice of cover cropping. Cover crops are planted during periods when the main crop is not growing, providing a living root system that helps improve soil structure and nutrient cycling.
They also promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms and enhance soil biodiversity. Additionally, the application of organic matter, such as compost or manure, can provide a food source for soil organisms and stimulate their activity, contributing to a healthier soil ecosystem.
To rejuvenate soil, several practices can be implemented. First, incorporating organic matter such as compost or manure can enrich the soil with essential nutrients.
Second, practicing crop rotation helps break pest and disease cycles while promoting nutrient diversity. Third, implementing cover cropping prevents soil erosion and adds organic matter.
Finally, reducing tillage and practicing no-till farming techniques preserve soil structure and promote beneficial microbial activity. These practices combined can help rejuvenate and improve the health of the soil.
In conclusion, soil regeneration refers to the process of restoring degraded soil to a healthy state by implementing regenerative practices such as cover cropping, reduced tillage, and crop rotation. The benefits of regenerating soil are numerous and far-reaching, including improved soil health, increased crop yields, and enhanced ecosystem services.
Farmers can play a critical role in promoting soil regeneration by adopting regenerative practices and techniques such as agroforestry, intercropping, and nutrient cycling. By prioritizing soil health and sustainability, farmers can help to create a more resilient and productive agricultural system that benefits both people and the planet.

Sparsh Agrawal - E5R699J3R12T248
School of Information Technology, UTD, RGPV (Bhopal , India)

Abstract of Idea

“Matsya – Cleanofish” is a small scale robo- machine which is constructed to clean water bodies of large waste materials as well as minute wastes. It is a small, portable and low-cost device, which is thought to cope with the present water management scenario.
It would undertake the procedure of filtration to clean water.
It would collect wastes such as plastics from the surface and inside depths.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

It is related to check on the problem of water pollution. There must be measures to stop people from commiting water polluting activities but practices should also be done to ensure cleaning of polluted water. This device is is thought to be a waste collector and a water purifier.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

It is small, low cost device which will be implemented to ensure cleansing of water bodies without human effort. Not much importance is gained to develop such things which regularly take care of our waters.

Describe your idea in detail

“Matsya – Cleanofish” emerges as a transformative solution in the realm of water management, offering a compact yet formidable approach to localized water purification. In response to the pressing challenges of contemporary water quality, this small-scale robotic device is meticulously designed to address a spectrum of pollutants, ranging from large waste to microscopic contaminants. Its innovative features and cost-effectiveness position it as a beacon in the pursuit of sustainable water management.
At the core of Matsya – Cleanofish’s functionality is a sophisticated filtration system. This mechanism is engineered to efficiently and comprehensively cleanse water bodies, ensuring the removal of impurities that compromise water quality. The device seamlessly navigates both surface and submerged depths, demonstrating versatility in its mission to purify diverse aquatic environments.
The portability of Matsya – Cleanofish adds a layer of practicality to its design. Unlike cumbersome water-cleaning technologies, this compact device can be easily transported to various locations, enabling targeted purification efforts. Its adaptability to different water bodies, be it ponds, lakes, or rivers, underscores its potential impact on a wide range of ecosystems.
One of the key strengths of Matsya – Cleanofish lies in its ability to address the full spectrum of waterborne waste. From visible plastics and large wastes floating on the surface to minute particles suspended in the water column, the device operates with precision. By undertaking this dual role of surface and depth cleaning, Matsya – Cleanofish ensures a thorough and effective removal of pollutants, contributing to the restoration of aquatic ecosystems.
The low-cost nature of Matsya – Cleanofish further enhances its accessibility. In a world where resource constraints often hinder the implementation of advanced environmental technologies, the affordability of this device opens avenues for widespread adoption. Local communities, environmental organizations, and governmental bodies can leverage Matsya – Cleanofish without imposing a significant financial burden, thereby democratizing the process of water purification.
The significance of Matsya – Cleanofish extends beyond immediate water quality improvements. By actively engaging in the removal of plastics and other pollutants, the device plays a crucial role in mitigating the broader environmental crisis associated with plastic pollution. As plastics continue to pose a severe threat to marine life and ecosystems, Matsya – Cleanofish emerges as a proactive solution to tackle this global concern at a grassroots level.
In conclusion, Matsya – Cleanofish stands at the forefront of innovative water management solutions. Its compact design, coupled with advanced filtration capabilities, renders it a versatile and impactful tool for addressing water quality issues. By targeting both visible debris and microscopic pollutants, this device offers a comprehensive approach to water purification. Its portability and affordability enhance its applicability across diverse contexts, empowering communities to actively participate in the restoration and preservation of water ecosystems. Matsya – Cleanofish exemplifies the potential of technology to harmonize with environmental sustainability, paving the way for a cleaner and healthier aquatic future.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Practically, it is supposed to be a small remote controlled machine driven by IOT techniques. These techniques will control the functions of machine using, for example Arduino or related components. It will have a water inlet which supplies the incoming water through a filter layer barrier channel. It is then purified with some other technologies and then pushed out. On the other hand the large waste things are detected with plastic, metallic and cloth sensors. They are then collected at the back of the machine using the flaps

Rabia Khatoon - E5R698R1Y79C076
Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani (Patna , India)

Abstract of Idea

Hello, I am Rabia, persuing bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I currently passed my diploma course in computer science.
I am a quick learner and have a decent grasping power. I can learn things quickly and can be productive at the same time. I would love to seek the guidance of experienced and learned teams that are already onboard. I can also be of great help when it comes to ideating and showing creativity. There is no need to start from the scratch as I possess basic knowledge in this field already. I can assure you utmost dedication from my side and all that I can do at my level for the betterment of this organization.
Truly, I am saying I am very interested in writing blogs and articles. I wrote a full research report on “The Future of Learning: Rise of AI and Robotics ” where I explained the work of AI and how AI will work in future. How AI replace the human beings by doing their works in most of the fields.
I also explained about the robots how we use the robots in lots of the fields like in medical, marketing, etc.
I am very grateful to you if you give me this job.
Thank you so much for giving me time and reading my application.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Pollution, climate change, extensive waste, deforestation, etc

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The first requirement of an innovative idea is originality. And that doesn’t mean improving on an existing idea by adding your own flavor. It means a coming up with a unique idea that introduces a new way of thinking to the market.

Describe your idea in detail

We see lots of places, the types of pollution like noise pollution, we get irritate sometimes with that pollution. And we can reduce it by reducing the use of horns, laud musics, etc.
We have to understand that reducing pollution make environment peaceful and beautiful.
The other pollution that I know is water pollution, we should understand that water is very precious. In upcoming few years, the water will get polluted more and more and the human beings get infected via the polluted water. We have to start saving water as much as we can. So, that our future generations human will get pure water. They can drink water and use that.
The other pollution is air pollution. Nowadays, the air is much more polluted and we get lungs infection.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

We save water by many ways:
Rain water: We do rainwater harvesting of rain water.
Drinking water: We drink pure water and collect to make them drinkable.
Environmental water: We do the water cycle like evaporate the lake water and rains it.

Zohan Shaikh - E5R699X2B61K048
Podar International School, Powai (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

SmartSports revolutionizes sports training with an innovative app leveraging AI. Athletes receive personalized tips for improvement. It features live tournament streaming, a tiered ranking system, and sponsorship opportunities, fostering a dynamic sports ecosystem. Free to users, revenue is generated through sponsorships, tournament fees, and partnerships.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

SmartSports aims to revolutionize sports training while prioritizing eco-friendly practices for a greener future.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

SmartSports combines technology and athleticism, enhancing the training experience for the next generation of sports enthusiasts. Tailored for academies and coaching institutes, the app offers precise motion analysis during games like cricket.

Describe your idea in detail

SmartSports, a groundbreaking sports training app, is meticulously designed to not only revolutionize athletic performance but also to champion environmental sustainability. At its core, the app leverages cutting-edge AI technology to provide athletes, particularly those in academies and coaching institutes, with unparalleled insights into their game dynamics.
The cornerstone of SmartSports lies in its precise motion analysis for the player using our services, with a particular focus on cricket. Utilizing AI algorithms, the app captures and analyzes the intricate movements of players frame by frame. This meticulous approach allows athletes to receive personalized tips and recommendations for enhancing their performance, making it an invaluable tool for skill development.
What sets SmartSports apart is its commitment to reducing the environmental impact typically associated with traditional sports training. By embracing a digital-first approach. Athletes can access comprehensive training modules, tips, and analysis—all within the confines of their smartphones or tablets.
One of the app’s standout features is its live tournament streaming capability. SmartSports seamlessly integrates with local clubs to broadcast tournaments, providing users with a front-row seat to the action. This not only enhances the user experience but also minimizes the environmental footprint associated with physical events. Streaming of tournaments eliminate the need for extensive travel, venue setup, and other resource-intensive aspects, aligning SmartSports with eco-friendly practices.
The revenue model adopted by SmartSports is intricately tied to its commitment to providing a free, accessible platform to users. The app generates revenue through sponsorships, commission on entry fees from local tournaments broadcasted on the platform, and partnerships with local clubs. This model ensures that the app remains accessible to a wide audience while fostering financial sustainability.
The tiered ranking system within SmartSports adds a gamification element to the training process. Inspired by video game ranking systems, this feature compares athletes to their peers based on a system of five tiers. Beyond the practical benefits of performance evaluation, this system contributes to user engagement, motivating athletes to continuously improve their skills.
In summary, SmartSports is not just a sports training app; it’s a holistic approach to athleticism that aligns with environmental sustainability. By digitizing training, promoting virtual tournaments, adopting a paperless operation, and offering remote training options, SmartSports aims to set a new standard in sports technology—one that prioritizes both athletic excellence and environmental responsibility.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

SmartSports envisions seamless practical implementation by launching the app for athletes in academies and coaching institutes. Users can easily download the app, access personalized training modules, and benefit from live tournament streaming.

Kopel Sharma - E5R694P0W08B480
Arya Institute of Engineering Technology and Management (Jaipur, India)

Abstract of Idea

Single use plastic is a big issue for our planet. We can start using bio plastic made of seaweeds which is eco friendly and biodegradable instead of single use plastic

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Making planet plastic waste free

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

This plastic is eatable too.
The plastic is made of sea weeds (the plants that grow in aquatic bodies without any help of farmer) so it is biodegradable and eco friendly plastic. And we need not to change industries as same machinery is used to make plastic products from seaweeds

Describe your idea in detail

The seaweeds have slury that act just same as plastic after drying it in sun and making powder of it and the mixing it in water and then using it in mounding machines and other plastic designing machine to make desired product.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Plastic water bottles should be the first step . This idea of making products of bioplastic can be implemented in call plastic industries. It’s breakdown pieces can be used as compost too.

Ankit Singh - E5R672D6U87N943
Thakur College of Commerce and Science (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

Earth5R is facing challenges in reaching a larger audience and becoming a leading platform in the circular economy. To address the lack of organization for volunteers, a pyramid structure can be implemented, with different ranks and regional senior moderators to oversee initiatives. Remote volunteering can also be encouraged, and an award system can recognize and motivate volunteers. Additionally, Earth5R can expand its scope to allow users to sell eco-friendly items and earn Green Coins. These strategies will help Earth5R overcome its challenges and establish itself as a leading platform in the circular economy with a strong and engaged volunteer base.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

The specific problem related to sustainability and the environment that our idea addresses is the lack of organization and guidance for volunteers in initiatives aimed at addressing climate issues. By implementing a pyramid structure, regional senior moderators, and remote volunteering, we aim to provide better support and coordination for volunteers, leading to more impactful and targeted initiatives.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Our idea is innovative because it not only addresses the issue of volunteer organization but also introduces a unique approach to promoting sustainability through the use of Green Coins for selling eco-friendly items. This incentivizes users to participate in the platform’s initiatives and promotes circular economy practices.

Describe your idea in detail

Earth5R is currently facing challenges in reaching and connecting with a larger audience, as well as in becoming a leading platform in the circular economy business. One of the key issues is the lack of organization and guidance for volunteers. However, with a large number of volunteers, Earth5R has the potential to bring about significant change in the system.
To address the lack of organization, Earth5R can implement a pyramid structure for its volunteers, with different ranks such as Junior Volunteer, Volunteer, and Senior Volunteer. Each group of 20 volunteers can be monitored and guided by 4 volunteers, who in turn will be supervised by 1 senior volunteer. This hierarchical structure will provide better guidance and support for the volunteers, leading to more effective and coordinated efforts.
Furthermore, Earth5R can create groups of senior volunteers to manage different sections of climate problems in various regions. For example, a senior moderator could oversee a group of volunteers based in Mumbai working on plastic removal and recycling, while another senior volunteer could manage tree plantation and beach clean-up efforts. This regional approach will allow for more targeted and impactful initiatives.
In addition to physical volunteering, Earth5R can also engage remote volunteers who can help with tasks such as approving or removing posts. This will increase engagement and involvement, allowing individuals who may not be able to participate in physical activities to still contribute to the cause.
To motivate and recognize the efforts of volunteers, Earth5R can implement an award system, where the top three volunteers of every month are acknowledged and rewarded based on their performance. This will create a sense of achievement and encourage continued participation and dedication.
In order to become a leading platform in the circular economy, Earth5R can expand its scope beyond being a social media platform and allow users to sell their old products and handmade eco-friendly items to other users. In return, they can earn Green Coins, which can be redeemed for gift vouchers, cash, or donated to organizations. This innovative approach will not only promote sustainability and circular economy practices but also incentivize users to participate in the platform’s initiatives.
By implementing these strategies, Earth5R can overcome its current challenges and establish itself as a leading platform in the circular economy business, with a strong and engaged volunteer base and a unique approach to promoting sustainability.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation of our idea would involve creating a structured hierarchy of volunteers, establishing regional senior moderators, and promoting remote volunteering. Additionally, Earth5R would need to develop a system for users to sell eco-friendly items and earn Green Coins, as well as implement an award system to recognize and motivate volunteers.

Mohammed Kayan Siddiqui - E5R691E8O53I744
Podar International School, Powai (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

As one of the world’s largest automobile markets, India’s country-wide electrification will be a turning point for the entire world and the country itself. Driven by the Indian government’s push towards sustainable mobility, growing consumer demand for new technologies, and the emergence of private players with an interest in EV technology, the future of electric vehicles in India looks promising.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

The shift towards electric vehicles in India will have a significant impact on the environment. Currently, the transportation sector in India is a major contributor to pollution. Take the capital, New Delhi, for example, where two- and three-wheelers contribute 50% to the surface PM 2.5 levels. India’s transportation sector also accounts for about one-fifth of the country’s total energy use. In light of these numbers, EVs can have a huge impact on India’s environment in the following areas. 1. Reducing Air Pollution Within India alone, vehicular traffic contributes to 27% of total air pollution and claims 1.2 million deaths annually. EV adoption in India will therefore significantly reduce the negative global environmental impacts originating from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. 2. Reducing Noise Pollution Noise pollution is also a major challenge in India due to the rapid urbanization increasing the need for vehicles. According to the 2022 UNEP report, five Indian cities feature in the world’s noisiest cities. Though vehicles are not the only source mentioned in the report, EVs are likely to bring down the noise levels because they don’t have the mechanical valves, gears, or fans common to ICE vehicles. 3. Improving Operational Efficiency From a fuel efficiency standpoint, petrol or diesel cars convert only 17 to 21% of stored energy while EVs can convert 60% of electrical energy from the grid. Clearly, this shift to electric vehicles in India can improve the efficiency of fuel production and optimization. It will bring down the operational costs for end-users, thereby increasing demand for EVs. Besides the above environmental impacts, the adoption of EVs in India will also present many economic opportunities for the country.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

My idea is innovative as it prevents the air pollution, noise pollution ect. My idea may be similar to tesla’s idea. However we will have
electric power stations ranging from kashmir to kanyakumari.

Describe your idea in detail

India is the fifth largest car market in the world and has the potential to become one of the top three in the near future — with about 40 crore customers in need of mobility solutions by the year 2030.
However, keeping in mind the goals set under the Paris agreement, the increasing number of automobile customers shall not imply an increase in the consumption of conventional fuels.
To ensure a positive growth rate towards achieving India’s Net Zero Emissions by 2070, a transportation revolution is required in India which will lead to better “walkability”, public transportation; railways, roads and better cars. Many of these “better cars” are likely to be electric.
Lately, there is a growing consensus among automotive professionals and the public alike that the future of vehicles is electric. However, in this regard, India still has a lot to cover in terms of battery manufacturing, establishing charging infrastructure etc.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

We will start a car brand which will take over the automobile industry in about 10 months. The brand’s name will be Elton. We will hire 10,000 automobile engineers every year.

Abhinay - E5R682H0V93T236
Dr. SS Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (Chandigarh , India)

Abstract of Idea

This idea is use as solution of environmental problems according to situation with the help of government, Society, college students and NGO’s.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Environment

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

This idea related to present and future environment problem Like Air pollution and solution

Describe your idea in detail

This idea related to present and future environment problem Like Air pollution and solution .
In present time all countries facing problem of pollution and climate changes, and continuously trying to solve these problems but due to lack of proper vission all steps failed, Air pollution is link from other pollution like – Water, Soil and harm for human life.
If Air is polluted then after Vaporization Water is also polluted and after raining Soil convert into non fertile soil.
For reducing Air pollution some most affecting way written below.
1. plant Vertical forest
2. Use Electric car
3. Minimum use of air pollutants material
4. Artificial raining
5. Use air purifier substance

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

For implementing this Idea need government support, spreed awareness in society and involved various NGO work.

Aditya Suvarna - E5R691F5O71A838
Podar International School (Mumbai , India)

Abstract of Idea

My idea is to remove all the tyre and car scrapyards in the world. This should be possible if we recycle all the tyres and cars, as much as we can. This should reduce all the possible air pollution from all the broken cars and tyres, which leaves us a cleaner and greener planet.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

It plans to clear most air pollution

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

My idea is innovative as it is a thing that not many people focus on. Many people in the world see tyre scrapyards, wherever the go. For example, hikes, treks, runs etc. People don’t seem to care about these ugly, black things. I want to see that the world should have their own tyres, back in there car, and not lying around during clean hikes.

Describe your idea in detail

My idea is to reduce some fraction of the air pollution in the world. This also makes our world cleaner. This is to remove the cars and tyres from all their graveyards. I want to recycle all these cars and tyres. I plan to use some simple methods to reduce this. One of them is mentioned in the file given below. It shows the customisation of tyres into seats and a small table in a roadside stall. For the cars, I plan to squeeze them into small parts so that we can easily convert the car parts into parts of other everyday things to make them useful.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

I envision my plan to clear out all broken cars and tyres their owners left. As we might know, the world is slowly losing colour and turning into black and white(in the modern, formal way). I plan to remove the loss of colours in these places and replace them with greenery.

Aaryan Das - E5R691P4O62W990
Podar International School (Mumbai , India)

Abstract of Idea

we can use plastic botttle with in side plastic rapers to make it solid and we can call ti as eco brickes instead of brickes

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

every budy should plant more than 20 plants in there lifes

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

a machine that can plants and makeing machine with plastic so plasti will be used alsso plants will be more.

Describe your idea in detail

i dont want to discribe fouether

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

nothing

Khushboo Kumari - E5R700Y1V39W126
Gec banka (Patna , India)

Abstract of Idea

People connect with nature and educating, promoting , maintaining plantation of tree and save the nature

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

There are following problem related to sustainability or environment does my idea adress.such as plantation of tree, plastic free program, conserving natural water resources,use biodegradable products, seeds bombing and many more

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

When people connect with nature then people realised how important nature in your life

Describe your idea in detail

People connect with nature in various ways such as spending time outdoors, enjoying natural landscape, participating the beauty of the environment additionally mindfulness practices in nature such as maditation can faster adeeper connection
People connect with nature above ways and people appreciate , educate,promot and maintain the plantation of tree and save the help of different processes such as:1. educating, promoting and maintaining plantation of tree 2.plastic free program 3. Encourage recycling of disposal 4.conserving natural water resources 5.encouraging green roof 6.develop vertical garden 7.somg sucking electric vaccume clener 8.encouraging solar energy and seed bombing 9. Use biodegradable products

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

First one people connect with nature and appreciate them save the nature ,govt schemes/program,and hard low and order

Prerna Jha - E5R699Q2V20A024
Aditya College of Engineering (Surampalem , India)

Abstract of Idea

Afforestation is a vital process that involves the strategic planting of trees in areas that lack them. This not only combats deforestation, but also helps mitigate the effects of climate change by absorbing harmful carbon dioxide. Additionally, it plays a key role in enhancing biodiversity and contributes to ecosystem restoration and soil conservation. These efforts also bring about numerous social and economic benefits, ultimately creating a more sustainable and healthier environment. This will also provide fruitful results those who have planted plants.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Environment 

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Afforestation including fruitful business

Describe your idea in detail

Afforestation is a crucial environmental practice that involves purposely establishing forests in previously barren areas. This proactive approach effectively addresses a variety of ecological concerns and provides numerous benefits for both the environment and society.
1. Restoring Ecological Balance:
The act of afforestation plays a pivotal role in restoring ecological balance by reversing the harmful effects of deforestation. Planting trees in areas that have been stripped of vegetation helps to rebuild natural habitats, promoting biodiversity. This creates a domino effect, supporting the revival of different plant and animal species and creating a stronger and more harmonious ecosystem.
2. Combating Climate Change:
One of the most significant advantages of afforestation is its potential to mitigate the effects of climate change. Thanks to their ability to act as carbon sinks, trees play a vital role in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. By doing so, they reduce the levels of this greenhouse gas, helping to slow down the pace of global warming.
Conclusion:
Afforestation offers a comprehensive solution to a multitude of environmental concerns. Through combatting deforestation, curbing the impacts of climate change, preserving soil and water systems, and delivering a variety of social and economic advantages, afforestation proves itself to be a formidable ally in the pursuit of a more sustainable and robust world.
When a person will plant 10-20 plant then they will get profitable income when the fruits of the plant will be sold or uses for other purposes like making furniture.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Awareness program, digitalization

Perry Praseed - E5R697N8V80H716
Podar International, Powai (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

Recycling of non-biodegradable school stationary after they serve their purpose so as to reduce the buildup of such waste alongside serving the environment

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

buildup of waste pens and other stationary after use

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Alongside helping the environment by reducing waste, it allows these objects to be used for making the world a bit more prettier, by using them for string lights, helping plants grow etc

Describe your idea in detail

Initially, I was inspired by the idea of increasing the value of broken objects by mending them with valuable materials such as gold but then I couldn’t see the point of that as the objects that usually break are easily recyclable, so I was looking around my home and I saw a jar full of unusable pens, highlighters and markers, things that seem like complete waste and along with that I was thinking of something I desired in my room to make it look prettier, creepers. The thing with creepers is, they need something to latch onto at first to spread out, so I thought itd be fantastic to use pens for starting them off. I thought that by bleaching the pens and by melting them together that an amalgamation could be made to aid the creepers. Other than that, they could also be used to make bases for pretty plastic flowers etc etc
One more thing, the whole point of gifting people flowers is to go through the hard work of finding the flowers and creating the bouquet yourself, so to really show affections and devotion while also being environmentally friendly, one can take flowers, place them in pens and set them all up to form a bouquet. When someone waters the bouquet, the water will be collected in the adsorbent placed on the bottom as well as in the pens.
(Please I’m so tired)

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Large scale collecting of stationary waste, bleaching and welding into plastic sticks

Disha - E5R699X7F36B897
Lady Shri Ram College for Women (Delhi, India)

Abstract of Idea

Reuse of old clothes by cutting them down in long strips or lace shapes and knitting them down in sustainable carpets and mats

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

It specifies the issue of reusing clothes by not throwing them . This idea can lead to no cost making of mats and carpets. Also this can lead to less production of expensive mats and carpets if everyone make them by themselves and also it reduces stress, helps in mental health.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

My idea is simple and also cheaper than anything. Since it was festive season, I felt that everybody spends a lot on buying things that indirectly causes harm to environment as production of plastic mats and carpets has been increased. Also, it can make us conscious about reusing our clothes rather than throwing them away.

Describe your idea in detail

Reusing old clothes by cutting them into long strips or lace shapes and knitting them into sustainable carpets and mats is a fantastic way to give new life to our clothes. Clothes are such an important part of our lives, and it’s true that we often overlook their potential for reuse.
By repurposing old clothes into carpets and mats, we can reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle. Not only does this help to minimize the amount of clothing that ends up in landfills, but it also reduces the need for new materials to be produced.
Additionally, creating sustainable carpets and mats from old clothes adds a unique and personal touch to our living spaces. Each piece becomes a story, representing memories and experiences associated with the clothes we once wore. It’s a wonderful way to infuse our homes with character and creativity.
Moreover, this idea promotes the concept of upcycling, which is all about finding new purposes for old items. It encourages us to think outside the box and get creative with what we already have. It’s a great opportunity to showcase our crafting skills and create something beautiful and functional in the process. The idea not only focuses on environmental health by reusing but reducing environmental stress by reducing our mental health.Overall, reusing old clothes by cutting them into strips or lace shapes and knitting them into sustainable carpets and mats is a fantastic way to reduce waste, embrace sustainability, and add a personal touch to our living spaces. It’s a brilliant idea that combines creativity, resourcefulness, and environmental consciousness.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

I think it is simple but very impactful idea because maybe everybody is not able to contribute in environmental sustainability but at their domestic level people often thinks about reusing and resembling things that they also can use . Even this idea is not even new as in my house we use it as tradition. This idea can provide employment also .

Saee Nivrutti Waghmare - E5R691V4U73P9
Podar International School (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

Grow plants for oxygen will recycle the used things such as bottle, paper bag composts soil

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

There is carbon dioxide more than oxygen because the earth population cuts the 15.3 billion trees in one year

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

It will help for trees by recycling the paper that are made of trees for 1 book 3 trees are cut

Describe your idea in detail

Grow plants for oxygen will recycle the used things such as bottle, paper bag composts soil

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

I will make a group of atleast 10 people and use idea for it

Avika Asivisha - E5R699L6Y48D424
Podar International School (Mumbai , India)

Abstract of Idea

Our world is a beautiful place full of life and nature but the earth is suffering from polloution and that is our fault us human beings are using plastic in day to day life and I agree plastic is important but we should not litter or maybe instead of using a polythein bag we can use a cloth one and a lot of turtles risk their life for the plastic we use today and about thousand of sea animals die every day because of the plastic we throw in the water qnd did you know that even our electricity comes from the fossil fuels and if we waste electricity then that source of where electricity is coming from will get ruiend and slowly but surely we wont have elctricity left so i have a motive plastic be gone go green and move on

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Pollution

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

I feel like a lot of people talk about plastic and why we should stop using it and i am talking about not just plastic but electricity the turtles and the sea animals its a big problem and i feel that preventing even the smallest things today can make a greater tommorow

Describe your idea in detail

My idea is that we should stop wasting electricity and water and maybe we could spare some time in our busy life to just plant some trees and stop making so many buildibg i agree buildings and cars are important but not as important as our planet and maybe in short distances we can use bycycles or just walk as even cars cause alot of pollution

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

I envision that if we keep on following these rules and my motive then one day maybe even today our planet will be greaner and a better place to live on and if not for urself atleat for the people you love plastic be gone go green and move on

Vani Dikshit - E5R691C3Z65E382
Podar International School (Mumbai , India)

Abstract of Idea

Hosting of Air filters (Naturally made and Man made): Air quality is very poor in Metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai. If we can hoist air filters on large scale like street lights it will make life easier and air breathable.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Air pollution

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Trees do filter air but it takes a long time to plant and nurture them whereas air isn’t breathable at all. So as an immediate solution air filters (man made) and naturally made can be hosted from place to place.

Describe your idea in detail

As we have filters in many electronic equipments we can make big air filters and hoist them in most polluted cities like Delhi and Mumbai. If this idea works we can start individual units for home and societies.
Filters can be man made or can be Naturally made. If it’s man made it can be made by using various artificial things like plastic, magnet etc
However if it has to be naturally made than we have to think of natural ingredients which can act as filters and purify air.
As Earth also has its own filtering system.We can study it and identify materials which can absorb harmful gases like CO2 , and convert in something useful.Its bit complicated process but can be beneficial in long run. We can study how earth maintains air for our existence despite so many elements in its environment.
I am not able to upload pictures of Air filter drawings.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

It’s easy… Air filters can be on rooftops of buildings, it can be on poles like street lights and big sizes on campuses like school and gated societies. Govt can manufacture them like they do water treatment of water and make it usable in same way air filters can purify air and can be manufactured in factories.

Ankit Singh - E5R672D6U87N943
Thakur College of Science and Commerce (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

The “Return, Reward, Recycle” initiative offers a new approach to recycling that not only benefits the environment, but also provides economic opportunities for individuals and holds companies accountable for their waste. By incentivizing people to actively seek out and return waste for recycling, we can create a culture of responsibility and sustainability while also stimulating local economies. With the right collaboration and education, this vision of a world where every piece of waste has value can become a reality, leading to a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Recycling of waste

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The “Return, Reward, Recycle” initiative is unique in that it combines environmental sustainability with economic incentives for individuals and accountability for companies. By offering rewards for returning waste for recycling, it incentivizes people to actively participate in the recycling process, creating a culture of responsibility and sustainability.
This approach is unique because it addresses both the individual and corporate levels, creating a comprehensive solution to the issue of waste management. It also stimulates local economies by creating opportunities for individuals to earn rewards through recycling, which can have a positive impact on communities.The initiative’s focus on collaboration and education sets it apart from traditional recycling programs.

Describe your idea in detail

Imagine a world where every piece of waste has value. Where every bottle, plastic wrap, and packaging material is not just trash, but a potential source of income. This is the vision I have for a new approach to recycling – one that incentivizes people to not only recycle, but to actively seek out and collect waste for profit.
Introducing a new recycling initiative: “Return, Reward, Recycle.” The concept is simple: assign a price to each type of waste, and REWARD individuals for RETURNing it for RECYCLing. For example, when you purchase a bottle of soda, you pay a small deposit on the bottle. When you’re finished with the soda, you return the bottle to the store or a designated collection point, and receive your deposit back. It’s a win-win situation – you get your money back, and the bottle is recycled instead of ending up in a landfill.
This idea can be expanded to include all types of packaging materials. Every plastic wrap, cardboard box, and aluminum can would have a set price, and individuals would be encouraged to return these items for recycling in exchange for cash. This not only provides an incentive for people to recycle, but also creates a new source of income for those who may be struggling financially.
But why stop there? I envision a system where companies take responsibility for the waste they produce. Instead of relying on consumers to recycle their products, companies would be required to set up collection points where customers can return their used packaging materials. In return, customers would receive a small reward – perhaps a discount on their next purchase, or a free treat as a thank you for their efforts.
This approach not only encourages individuals to recycle, but also holds companies accountable for the waste they produce. It creates a culture of responsibility and sustainability, where everyone has a stake in keeping our planet clean and healthy.
To make this idea a reality, we would need to work with businesses, government agencies, and environmental organizations to implement a standardized pricing and reward system. We would also need to educate the public about the benefits of recycling and the importance of properly disposing of waste.
In addition to the environmental benefits, this approach could also have a positive impact on local economies. By providing a financial incentive for waste collection, we could create new opportunities for individuals to earn money by collecting and returning recyclable materials. This could be particularly beneficial in communities where job opportunities are scarce.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation of the “Return, Reward, Recycle” initiative would involve establishing partnerships with local businesses and recycling centers to set up convenient collection points. A digital platform or mobile app would be used to track and reward individuals for their recycling efforts, while working with local governments to implement regulations and incentives for businesses to reduce waste. Education and outreach efforts would raise awareness about the importance of recycling. Overall, collaboration between stakeholders, effective communication, and a clear system for tracking and rewarding recycling efforts would be key to the initiative’s success.

Mitthinti Dileep - E5R695S9R52T422
MVR College of Engineering and Technology (Vijayawada, India)

Abstract of Idea

The concept for Green Planet centers on fostering sustainable practices and environmental consciousness. This initiative aims to integrate innovative technologies, renewable energy sources, and community engagement to mitigate environmental impact. By promoting eco-friendly habits, reforestation efforts, and responsible resource management, the Green Planet project envisions a harmonious coexistence between humanity and the planet, striving for a healthier, more sustainable future.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

The Green Planet initiative addresses multiple environmental challenges, including climate change, deforestation, and resource depletion. By emphasizing sustainable practices, renewable energy adoption, and reforestation, the project seeks to reduce carbon emissions, conserve biodiversity, and promote responsible resource utilization. Additionally, community engagement plays a crucial role in fostering awareness and participation, contributing to a collective effort to address pressing environmental issues.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The innovation of the Green Planet lies in its holistic approach to sustainability. It combines technological advancements, renewable energy solutions, and community involvement to create a comprehensive strategy. The initiative goes beyond traditional environmental efforts by integrating cutting-edge technologies for efficient resource management and emphasizing the importance of community-driven change. The unique aspect is the synergy of these elements, fostering a dynamic and inclusive approach to environmental stewardship, setting the “Green Planet” project apart in its quest for a sustainable future.

Describe your idea in detail

The Green Planet initiative is a comprehensive and innovative approach to addressing pressing environmental issues, focusing on sustainability, renewable energy adoption, and community engagement. This initiative envisions a future where humanity and the planet coexist harmoniously through responsible practices and collective efforts.
1. Sustainable Practices:
At the core of the Green Planet initiative is the promotion of sustainable practices. This includes encouraging individuals, businesses, and industries to adopt environmentally friendly habits. From reducing single-use plastics to implementing waste reduction strategies, the goal is to minimize the ecological footprint on the planet. Educational campaigns and awareness programs play a vital role in disseminating information about sustainable living, empowering individuals to make informed choices that contribute to a greener world.
2. Renewable Energy Adoption:
A key component of the initiative is the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources. This involves promoting solar, wind, and other clean energy alternatives to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Incentives and support mechanisms are implemented to encourage businesses and households to transition to renewable energy solutions. The integration of smart grids and energy-efficient technologies further optimizes energy consumption, contributing to a more sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure.
3. Reforestation Efforts
Deforestation is a critical environmental issue, leading to habitat loss, biodiversity decline, and increased carbon dioxide levels. The Geen Planet initiative addresses this challenge through extensive reforestation efforts. Tree-planting campaigns are organized on a large scale, involving local communities, volunteers, and organizations. The aim is not only to restore ecosystems but also to create sustainable sources of livelihood for communities dependent on forestry.
4. Technology Integration for Resource Management:
Innovation plays a pivotal role in the Green Planet initiative. Advanced technologies are leveraged to enhance resource management and conservation. Smart sensors and data analytics are employed to monitor water usage, air quality, and waste generation. This data-driven approach allows for real-time decision-making, enabling more efficient resource allocation and reducing environmental impact. Additionally, emerging technologies such as blockchain are explored to create transparent and traceable supply chains, ensuring responsible sourcing and production.
5. Community Engagement and Education:
The success of the Green Planetinitiative relies heavily on community involvement and education. Workshops, seminars, and outreach programs are organized to engage people of all ages and backgrounds. These initiatives aim to raise awareness about environmental issues, promote sustainable practices, and empower communities to take an active role in preserving their local ecosystems. By fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility, the initiative builds a strong foundation for long-term environmental stewardship.
6. Circular Economy Implementation:
The Green Planet initiative promotes the concept of a circular economy, where resources are reused, recycled, and repurposed to minimize waste. Collaboration with industries and businesses is essential to redesign processes, products, and packaging to fit within a circular framework. This shift from a linear to a circular economy contributes to waste reduction, conservation of resources, and the overall sustainability of production and consumption patterns.
7. Policy Advocacy and Collaboration:
To create a lasting impact, the Green Planet initiative actively engages in policy advocacy at local, national, and international levels. Collaborations with governments, NGOs, and private sectors are forged to develop and implement policies that support sustainable practices. This involves incentivizing eco-friendly initiatives, enforcing environmental regulations, and promoting green innovation through research and development grants.
8 Global Partnerships for Climate Action:
Recognizing the global nature of environmental challenges, the Green Planet initiative fosters international collaboration. Partnerships with other countries, environmental organizations, and global initiatives are established to share knowledge, best practices, and resources. This interconnected approach ensures a unified effort in combating climate change, protecting biodiversity, and creating a sustainable future for generations to come.
In conclusion, the Green Planet initiative is a multifaceted strategy that addresses environmental challenges through sustainable practices, renewable energy adoption, reforestation efforts, technology integration, community engagement, circular economy principles, policy advocacy, and global partnerships. By combining these elements, the initiative strives to create a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable and resilient planet, where humanity and the environment thrive in harmony

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation of the Green Planet initiative involves a phased approach, integrating various strategies to create a sustainable and lasting impact.
1. Initial Assessment and Planning:
– Conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment to identify key issues, including carbon emissions, deforestation rates, and resource consumption.
– Collaborate with environmental scientists, researchers, and local communities to gather data and insights.
– Develop a detailed plan outlining short-term and long-term goals, specific targets, and measurable indicators of success.
2 Public Awareness and Education:
– Launch a robust public awareness campaign through various channels, including social media, traditional media, and community events.
– Collaborate with educational institutions to integrate environmental education into curricula.
– Distribute informational materials and conduct workshops to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge to adopt sustainable practices.
3. Renewable Energy Transition:
– Implement incentives and subsidies to encourage businesses and households to adopt renewable energy sources.
– Facilitate partnerships with renewable energy companies for the installation of solar panels, wind turbines, and other clean energy solutions.
– Invest in research and development to advance energy storage technologies and increase the efficiency of renewable energy systems.
4. Reforestation and Ecosystem Restoration:
– Mobilize local communities, volunteers, and environmental organizations for large-scale tree-planting initiatives.
– Collaborate with forestry experts to select native tree species for optimal ecosystem restoration.
– Establish nurseries for seedling production and community-based monitoring programs to ensure the survival and growth of planted trees.
5. Technology Integration for Resource Management:
– Deploy smart sensors and data analytics tools to monitor air and water quality, waste generation, and resource consumption.
– C6ollaborate with technology companies to develop user-friendly applications that provide real-time environmental data to the public.
– Establish a centralized platform for data collection, analysis, and reporting to facilitate informed decision-making.
6. Circular Economy Implementation:
– Collaborate with businesses to redesign products and packaging for recyclability and reusability.
– Introduce waste separation programs and recycling facilities in collaboration with local municipalities.
– Develop partnerships with recycling industries to create closed-loop systems for materials such as plastics, paper, and metals.
7. Community Engagement and Empowerment:
– Establish community-led environmental committees to drive local initiatives and projects.
– Organize regular community events, workshops, and clean-up campaigns to foster a sense of environmental stewardship.
– Provide training and resources to communities for sustainable livelihoods, such as eco-tourism or agroforestry.
8. Policy Advocacy and Global Partnerships:
– Engage with policymakers to advocate for environmental regulations and incentives that support sustainability.
– Collaborate with international organizations, governments, and NGOs to share best practices and access funding opportunities.
– Participate in global conferences and initiatives focused on climate action and environmental conservation.
9. Monitoring and Evaluation:
– Implement a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to assess the impact of the initiative over time.
– Regularly review key performance indicators and adjust strategies based on the feedback and results obtained.
– Communicate progress transparently to the public, stakeholders, and international partners.
10. Continuous Improvement and Adaptation:
– Foster a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging innovation and adaptation to emerging environmental challenges.
– Seek feedback from communities, scientists, and experts to refine strategies and ensure relevance in a changing landscape.
– Embrace emerging technologies and scientific advancements to enhance the effectiveness of the initiative.
By combining these practical steps, the Green Planet initiative can create a synergistic and adaptable framework for addressing environmental challenges, fostering sustainability, and promoting a healthier planet for future generations.

Pooja C K - E5R685K2O37L899
College Of Climate Change And Environmental Science (Thrissur, India)

Abstract of Idea

Environmental protection by making use of Satellite informations and water quality testing

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

My idea adress specifically about identifying natural water quality and biodiversity over water bodies.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Currently satellite informations are used for detecting the water bodies and their area. But i use to bring an idea of testing water quality by using the ability of Satellite sensors to capture the reflected light from surface bodies.

Describe your idea in detail

Active sensors detect the light reflected from water bodies. So a contaminated and turbid water body cannot emit more light back to space where as a clear water body can reflect light back to space which can be detect by the sensor. Hence through this way water quality of oceans,rivers and lakes can be tested. This can bring immediate actions to restore its quality.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

It can be possible if correct and acurate satellite data is recieved. It can be used for qualitative analysis during certain periods of time

Guransh Singh Anand - E5R691J8Z46U581
Podar International School (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

It is a special type of paper that contains seeds that reduces the waste and teaches kids how to grow plant. It can also be printed but only on a inkjet.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Reduction of paper waste : GTC beebloom paper reduces amount of paper waste as they are always ends up on on landfills but our paper will never be wasted. And could not end up on landfills.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

It is unique because now days, kids draw on paper and throw the paper but using our beebloom paper, kids can draw and after drawing, they can plant it.

Describe your idea in detail

The GTC beebloom paper has two functions. It reduces paper waste and provides a source of nutrition and habitats for insects as they are flowers growing over there. The paper can plant it in the garden or pots.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

1: take a recycle paper and put it in the blender and soak it in the water for several hours. Then again blend the soaked paper with water until you get pulp like consistency.
2: gently add some flower seeds to the paper pulp. Make sure the seeds are evenly distributed throughout the mixture
3:pour the paper pulp on the mold or screen. Spread it evenly to the desired thickness you want to.
4:allow the paper to dry naturally in a well ventilated area. Ensure it is completely dry before removing it out from screen or mold

Sama Lesly Tankfu - E5R700J4C30D325
The University of Bamenda (Bamenda, Cameroon )

Abstract of Idea

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an invasive aquatic plant that poses significant challenges to water bodies worldwide. Its rapid growth and ability to form dense mats on the water surface can lead to detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems, including reduced biodiversity, impaired water quality, environmental degradation, increased greenhouse gas emissions, health hazards and hindered navigation. However, this project (Natura) aims to transform this environmental problem into an opportunity by developing innovative ways on how to effectively control and utilize water hyacinth for sustainable water management and environmental restoration.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

The problems my project (Natura) seeks to solve are: 1) Environmental degradation: Water hyacinth is an invasive aquatic plant that grows rapidly and covers water bodies, leading to reduced oxygen levels, massive die-offs of fishes, and the destruction of aquatic ecosystems. Natura solves this issue by removing this plant in order to restore the health of water bodies. 2) Increased greenhouse gas emissions: Water hyacinth is known to emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas, when it decomposes in water bodies. By removing the plant from the water and preventing it from decomposing, we aim to reduce the amount of methane released into the atmosphere. 3) Health hazards: Water hyacinth creates stagnant water conditions that become breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects. This increases the risk of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. By addressing this issue, Natura contributes to improved public health by reducing the prevalence of such diseases. 4) Access to clean water: Water hyacinth hinder access to clean drinking water sources or affect irrigation systems used for agriculture. Natura helps to remove this plant to ensure better access to safe drinking water and supports agricultural productivity. 5) Biodiversity Loss: The rapid growth of water hyacinth outcompetes native plant species, leading to a loss of biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems. Natura protects and restores native plant species by managing the growth of water hyacinth.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Natura is innovative in the following ways;
1) Integrated Control Approaches: Instead of relying solely on one control method, Natura uses a combination of control measures such as manual removal, biological control, and herbicides. This approach helps tackle the resistance of water hyacinth to specific control methods and increases the chances of success.
2) Sustainable Utilization: Natura focuses on finding sustainable uses for water hyacinth biomass. This includes converting it into biofuels, compost, or other products. By utilizing the biomass, Natura not only helps control the plant’s growth but also creates economic opportunities and reduces the environmental impact of disposal.

Describe your idea in detail

Natura is a youth-led social enterprise that leverages low cost innovation and environmental friendly techniques to effectively control and utilize water hyacinth in order to mitigate its negative impacts while harnessing its potential benefits. The project focus on three main aspects: control and removal techniques, resource recovery, and water restoration.
Firstly, various control methods are investigated to manage the growth and spread of water hyacinth. This involves studying the effectiveness of mechanical removal techniques such as harvesting and dredging, as well as biological control methods using natural enemies or herbivorous animals that feed on the plant. The aim is to identify the most efficient and environmentally friendly approach for controlling water hyacinth populations.
Secondly, resource recovery from harvested water hyacinth biomass is explored. The plant has significant potential as a renewable resource due to its high cellulose content, making it suitable for bioenergy production through anaerobic digestion or thermal conversion processes. After resource recovery is achieved, the water hyacinth strands are used for the production of household handicrafts.
Lastly, ecosystem restoration efforts are undertaken by utilizing water hyacinth’s phytoremediation capabilities. The plant shows promising results in removing pollutants from contaminated waters due to its ability to absorb heavy metals and nutrients. By strategically placing water hyacinths in polluted areas or wastewater treatment systems, the project aims to improve water quality and restore ecosystems affected by pollution.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation of Natura would involve several key steps which include:
1. Research and planning: The first step would be to conduct thorough research on the water hyacinth, including its growth patterns, environmental impact, and potential uses. This would help in developing a comprehensive plan for the project.
2. Removal and control: The next step would involve the removal and control of water hyacinth from affected water bodies. This could be done through manual removal, mechanical harvesting, or the use of biological control methods such as introducing natural predators.
3. Utilization and management: Once the water hyacinth has been removed, it can be utilized in various ways such as composting, biofuel production, or as a raw material for handicrafts and other products. Proper management of the harvested water hyacinth would be essential to ensure that it does not regrow and cause further problems.
4. Community involvement: Engaging local communities in the project would be crucial for its success. This could involve providing training and employment opportunities for local residents in the removal and utilization of water hyacinth, as well as raising awareness about the environmental impact of the plant.
5. Monitoring and evaluation: Continuous monitoring and evaluation of the project would be important to assess its effectiveness and make any necessary adjustments. This could involve tracking the regrowth of water hyacinth, measuring the impact on water quality, and evaluating the socio-economic benefits for local communities.

Japneet Kaur - E5R698S4R44P564
Fraser Valley India (Chandigarh, India)

Abstract of Idea

Bamboo lamps

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

There are various ways in which bamboo lamps support environmental sustainability. Bamboo is a fast-growing, renewable resource that doesn’t need pesticides or much water. The ecological impact of harvesting bamboo is lower than that of many other materials used to make lamps. Furthermore, as bamboo grows, it naturally absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, which helps slow down global warming. By selecting bamboo lamps, buyers encourage ethical sourcing, lessen the environmental effect of production, and promote a more environmentally friendly substitute for conventional materials.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Bamboo highlights the beauty of organic materials and gives interior design a hint of organic elegance. The advancement of bamboo lamp designs fosters originality and inventiveness at the nexus of useful art and ecological design.

Describe your idea in detail

Bamboo lighting is important for a number of reasons. First of all, bamboo is an environmentally favorable material to use when constructing lamps because it is a fast-growing and sustainable resource. The creation of bamboo lights lessens the environmental effect of using traditional materials and promotes sustainable activities.
The end product is a gorgeously made bamboo lamp that doubles as an eco-friendly and sustainable décor item in addition to providing ambient illumination. Bamboo is an eco-friendly material that may be used in lamp design, making it a fashionable and responsible option for interior illumination.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Choosing a suitable bamboo stalk, cutting it to the appropriate length, and properly cleaning it are the steps involved in making a bamboo lamp. The bamboo is frequently treated after drying to stave off mold and bugs. Drilling is then done to place the lights and wires. After installing a light fixture, the bamboo is smoothed out. Lastly, a protective layer is put on to guarantee longevity and maintain the bamboo’s natural beauty.

Sanyukta Karan - E5R699L9H67U944
Patna Women's College (Patna, India)

Abstract of Idea

I believe the biggest contributor to resource overutilisation and wastage is due to packaging, in my opinion, product delivery companies should use jute bags and then take them back from the customer after delivery by giving them 1-2 rs. Like we used to throw away many bottled products after usage there should be a system for product-based companies to collect those bottles and containers from consumers and those who will return in fairly good condition will get some rewards. Less wastage and less resource consumption will be promoted.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Over exploitation of resources due to pacakging.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

It makes it unique because this has not been done before by anyone, and it will use a lot of resources and waste.

Describe your idea in detail

The more we purchase bottled and canned products like personal care things like shampoo, face wash, face creams, food items Food jams, pickles, sauce etc. These all come in bottles, glass jars and fibre and plastic containers, after consumption of the goods what happens to that container? Either we throw or just keep it in our house for years storing something else or nothing just idle, then this cycle repeats, it contributes to waste accumulation and resource wastage, why not companies go and collect once in month or develop some kind of system for this, and rewards those who return them in fairly good condition. This will reduce some cost of production.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Once in a month, the company should collect their packaging items the way they deliver and give some rewards like free reward.

Esha Singh - E5R700I8F75I939
Institute of Advance Education and Research (Kolkata , India)

Abstract of Idea

The Earth5R Nikola Tesla Innovation Contest seeks to inspire and implement cutting-edge solutions for environmental challenges. Embodying Nikola Tesla’s innovative spirit, the contest encourages participants to propose sustainable and technologically advanced ideas. This initiative fosters a community-driven approach to address pressing environmental issues, emphasizing creativity and forward-thinking solutions. The contest aligns with Earth5R’s commitment to environmental conservation, promoting a collaborative effort to shape a more sustainable and resilient future.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

The Earth5R Nikola Tesla Innovation Contest addresses a spectrum of sustainability and environmental challenges. Participants are encouraged to propose solutions that can tackle issues such as climate change, pollution, resource depletion, and biodiversity loss. The overarching goal is to harness innovation to create tangible, impactful strategies that contribute to a more sustainable and resilient global environment. The contest seeks to inspire ideas that address specific environmental problems through technological advancements, community engagement, and forward-thinking approaches in line with Nikola Tesla’s legacy.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

The Earth5R Nikola Tesla Innovation Contest stands out for its emphasis on fostering innovation in addressing environmental challenges. Its uniqueness lies in encouraging participants to draw inspiration from Nikola Tesla’s innovative legacy, combining sustainability and technological advancements. The contest promotes a multidimensional approach, encouraging not only technological solutions but also community-driven initiatives. By bridging the gap between innovation and environmental conservation, this contest offers a unique platform for diverse ideas that can contribute meaningfully to a more sustainable future.

Describe your idea in detail

The Earth5R Nikola Tesla Innovation Contest is a dynamic initiative that invites participants to propose comprehensive and innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges. Drawing inspiration from Nikola Tesla’s legacy, the contest encourages ideas that integrate sustainability and technological advancements. Participants are invited to submit detailed proposals outlining their strategies for addressing specific environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, and resource depletion.
What sets this contest apart is its holistic approach. While technological innovations are essential, the contest also values community-driven initiatives. Participants are encouraged to consider the social and cultural aspects of sustainability, fostering a sense of environmental responsibility within communities. The multidimensional nature of the contest creates a space for diverse ideas, from groundbreaking technologies to educational programs and community engagement strategies.
The Earth5R Nikola Tesla Innovation Contest aims to be a catalyst for change by providing a platform for forward-thinking solutions. It serves as a beacon for creativity, inviting participants to think beyond conventional boundaries and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future. Through this initiative, Earth5R seeks to inspire a global community of innovators dedicated to addressing environmental challenges in novel and impactful ways.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The practical implementation of the Earth5R Nikola Tesla Innovation Contest involves several key steps. Firstly, the contest organizers would launch a comprehensive outreach campaign to attract a diverse pool of participants, including innovators, researchers, and community leaders. This outreach could involve partnerships with educational institutions, environmental organizations, and technology forums.
Once participants submit their proposals, a panel of experts would assess the submissions based on criteria such as innovation, feasibility, and potential impact. Shortlisted ideas would then receive support for further development, including mentorship, resources, and collaboration opportunities.
The winning ideas could be implemented through a phased approach. For technological solutions, prototypes may be developed and tested in real-world scenarios. Community-driven initiatives could involve pilot programs in specific regions to gauge effectiveness and community engagement. Regular monitoring and evaluation would be essential to measure the impact of implemented ideas.
Moreover, successful projects might serve as models for scaling up and replication in different contexts. The contest could also facilitate knowledge-sharing platforms, encouraging collaboration among participants and fostering a global network of innovators committed to sustainable solutions.
In summary, the practical implementation involves a structured process from idea submission to development, testing, and potential scaling, with a focus on fostering collaboration and maximizing real-world impact.

Nazia Farheen - E5R700I8E29A441
Priyadarshi Degree & PG College (Palwancha, India)

Abstract of Idea

For a healthier planet greenery is very important, without trees their will be no fresh air for every living being.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Cutting of trees, industrial wastages that produces pollution in air as well as in water.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

I think it may not be innovative but also a major problem for our environment that I have discussed.Bg

Describe your idea in detail

By planting plants and trees in the cities, towns and in villages, and by reusing the wastages without allowing it in rivers and in air. It may help to save our planet and our environment.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Reusing the wastages of industries, and by planting trees.

Latha T - E5R700P9Y86D103
MAHE (Shivamogga, India)

Abstract of Idea

The use of solar panels for electricity generation is not a new idea, but it is worth implementing in our daily lives. In my country, we primarily rely on water sources and wind for power generation. However, in many regions, water levels fluctuate, leading to power shortages during late winter or insufficient rainfall. Building hydroelectric plants requires substantial space, often located outside cities in forested areas. This can indirectly contribute to forest fires or direct destruction of forests, while wind power also demands considerable space, impacting forests.
On the other hand, solar energy doesn’t pose such environmental risks. Solar panels can be installed on rooftops of buildings, houses, and industries, connected to nearby power grids. This approach minimizes forest destruction and conserves water for other essential purposes.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Destruction of forest and wildlife

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Since childhood I had been experiencing power cut problem in our area, that led me to think alternative source for generating electricity.

Describe your idea in detail

I grew up in a dense forest area known as the Western Ghats, home to diverse wildlife, numerous rivers, and the origin of many medicinal plants. This unique environment sparked my interest in bird watching and discovering the medicinal properties of plants. Despite the beauty, power cuts were a persistent issue due to reliance on water-sourced power generation. As the water dried up during late winter, my city faced frequent power outages.
During my higher education in another city, I witnessed a campus using solar panels on their rooftops to generate electricity for the entire city. I was impressed by this efficient approach, especially in hot weather. It struck me that implementing solar panels could solve our power outage issues and help prevent forest destruction, which had become a significant problem, particularly due to forest fires, possibly aggravated by hydroelectric plants.
While wind fan systems require substantial space and contribute to forest destruction, adopting solar panels in our daily lives could offer a more beneficial solution, especially in today’s globally warmed environment.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

We can install solar pannel with different sizes on the roof top of our houses, factories, offices and many other buildings and connect to nearby power grid.

Siddharth Agarwal - E5R700Z0Y24R244
Somaiya School of Design (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

Toilet paper companies can crease dotted lines on the inner toilet roll such that once you are done with using the toilet paper, the center role can be cut (with ease thanks to the pre-creased lines) and can be made into a toy.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Toilet rolls are of no use once you finish the toilet paper. This method aims to repurpose toilet rolls and increase its lifespan. The pre-crease lines on the toilet roll cardboard is an additional step in its manufacturing. However it pays off when the user of the toy has to peel out the unnecessary cardboard to reveal the cylindrical maze.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

We have all seen and played with a flat maze- whether it be a 2d drawing or a 3d projection where you roll a ball along the maze walls. The idea of a maze on a curved surface is a rarity.
Kids from the age of 1 to 10 usually play with a lot of toys. I observed that these kids tend to hold cylinderical objects HORIZONTALLY (such as a water bottle) and tend to unscrew the cap of the bottle. This made me realize that a toy imitating this gesture would be an idea worth exploring.

Describe your idea in detail

Maze Roll is a cylindrical maze where you use a handle to move your piece along the maze. When you rotate the handle, the player-piece moves forwards and backwards. When you push in or pull out the handle, the player-piece moves left and right. The player can hold the cylinder in one hand and maneuver the handle in the other. The goal is to get the piece through the maze. Toilet rolls, plastic bottles, Pringles tubes or even metal cans can be recycled to make the body of this maze. The rest requires skewers or pencils, toothpicks and used erasers. All these items can be procured at home. Happy playing!

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Toilet roll manufactures could use cutting machines to have the maze outlined on the cardboard roll such that the end user has to just peel out that part easily to make it into a maze. Alternatively, we could collect discarded cardboard rolls and do the cutting on that and then proceed to sell/distribute the final toy.

Khushi - E5R700D3R88V083
Galgotias University (Ghaziabad, India)

Abstract of Idea

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES :- By gifting a tree, it will help to provide jobs to minimize poverty in local communities , improve climate change resilience and migration and restore forest cover to improve food security. By planting trees and sharing your experience with others , you can inspire others to taken action and positively impact the environment and also to raise awareness about the importance of trees and the need to protect and preserve our natural resources.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

The specific problem is that tree plantation drives combat many environmental issues like deforestation , soil erosion , global warming and hence enhancing the beauty and balance of that environment.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

My idea is innovative because giving trees as gifts can be environmentally friendly because trees provide numerous benefits such as absorbing carbon dioxide , improving air and water quality and providing habitat for wildlife. Trees help increase property values and beautify communities.

Describe your idea in detail

Gifts hold great sentimental and emotional value, and thus, when gifts are given, careful thought must be invested. The ideal gift is one that not only expresses the sentiments of the giver but also has great significance attached to it. Small wonder, then, that for those in search of a gift that is unique and also sends across a great message, a sapling or tree is ideal.
Trees hold just as much value for corporates as they do for individuals. When hunting for eco-friendly corporate gifts, gifting a tree is a quick and easy way around it. Individual tree planting or corporate tree planting is an excellent way of raising awareness about saving the environment while maintaining profits and increasing customer loyalty and shareholder value. It makes for a wonderful CSR initiative and can be extended within the company as well, through an ‘adopt a tree’ program to increase employee engagement.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

It can be good gift for those who love the plants and gardening. Indoor plants not only enhance the aesthetics of living spaces but also have numerous health benefits and environmental benefits . Unlike many traditional gifts that have a limited lifespan, plants can thrive and grow for years with proper care. Gifting plants promotes environmental consciousness and sustainability.

Chhiteshwar Prasad - E5R696O2A89J533
Radha Raman Institute of Technology and Science (Bhopal, India)

Abstract of Idea

My project involves a treadmill in our daily life so many people go to gym to be fit they run on the treadmill but losing so many calories why not make some useful energy with it a person on an average runs 15-20 minutes per day so if we can use these energy by using a DC converter and make a alternative of AC current during daytime

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Dependence on fossil fuels to get electricity

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Using treadmill for making electricity is new

Describe your idea in detail

First our my project require a regular treadmill then we will do some modifications and fit a alternator that will convert the mechanical energy into electrical energy after that the converted energy will go through DC converter and then the energy will be stored in the battery that will supply the current during the time of need

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

This project is totally practical on I have seen the same concept of a dynamometer and a person peadeling a bicycle and charging his phone

Kritik Halpati - E5R691S0X13G342
Podar International School Powai (Mumbai, India)

Abstract of Idea

A revelutionary way of disposing recyclabe and non recyclable waste using state of the art, dystopian and tech savy solutions. A catalyst in the area of recycling and segregating waste. Waste management done using chips, sensors and machine learning.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Waste management and recycling.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

What makes it unique is the fusion of technology(chips, sensor and machine learning to an extent) and an age old problem of manual waste segregation and recyclability. It will also tackle problems like improper waste disposal leading to less garbage pits in India.

Describe your idea in detail

Today’s world is data driven, I believe in collection of data before the design or the prototype. Therefore, the stage 1 of my design consists of a few sensors to detect transparent materials like plastic and glass(mostly recyclable) and an arduino chip to connect with another device such as a database which will store the intervals at which plastic and other materials were thrown, rate at which garbage is thrown, rate at which the trash can overflows(a huge problem in India) and whether it is in improper or proper method of disposing waste. This database will later be converted into graphs and other kinds of diagrams/data representation which will involve a deeper understand. This can also help the authorities to figure out whether the garbage can is being overflown or not, which can help in reducing the overall number of garbage pits/improper waste disposal which is a common problem in India. Stage 2 consists of a more elaborate solution of waste segregation. In the attatched image, first,let’s assume a plastic bottle is thrown, the sensor commands the piston to exert force upon the bottle, which has coded logic inside it, which leads to the bottle going into the designated section. Then, the bottle is disposed into the designated destination. The idea is very rough and there are many improvations to be done, but this was a rough idea of the same for the entry.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

I envision the first stage to be possible considering garbage pits are a huge problem in India and data is required to fix this problem. This revolutionary way of fixing problems in every moholla/neighbourhood using the latest technology is what leads to the solutions in dystopian society. This same concept can be applied to cleaning our holy rivers and might lead to the recycling of megatons of waste if applied. Though I find the second stage to be a bit generic, it is a good solution and a more practical solution, the second stage can also be applied in waste segregation factories which can lead to better and faster waste segregation. I believe that it is a good solution and there is a hint of reality and practicality in it, if it is noticed by Earth5R or the authorities.

Rivan Dum - E5R70112S67S790
Wonder Kids (Bhopal, India)

Abstract of Idea

Greener, cleaner and safer EARTH 

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Global warming

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Making our environment cleaner, greener and safer is nothing new or unique. Common man doing common things can make our earth safer.

Describe your idea in detail

Firstly, I help my father in his garden plantation, i pick up soil and arrange in pots for him. We have made our garden more greener as there are beautiful butterflies, birds singing, honey bees on pollen flowers and even frogs, snails and earthworms in rainy season.
Secondly, this Diwali i celebrated a environment friendly Diwali with no crackers. Making it air pollution and noise pollution free.
It makes a perfect ecosystem duelling around in my garden.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Planting more and more trees, encouraging terrace gardening and plantation.

Yogita Dhall - E5R697O9N93Y660
Ambedkar University (Narela, India)

Abstract of Idea

My idea is to clean rivers by natural ways like water lily , water hyacinth, waterweeds and on the boundaries of river water quality meter should be installed so that water quality can be traced after cleaning it’s surrounding should be given to agriculture space and that is what is given to young professional so that they can use and grow organic vegetables and crops without pesticides.
2. I have a idea regarding agricultural land that is currently acquired by builders and farmers sell to them to make more greener space we should not sell agricultural land and try to make it more fertile , so that it will increase carbon neutrality.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Agricultural land, rivers

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Storage of water makes it innovative and fullfill the needs of the people.

Describe your idea in detail

Same as above mentioned.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Everyone will be affected by this service and young professional will be able to grow organic products which help them to understand and make interest in that field.
For my second idea it will affect those area where water is more scarce like Rajasthan, some parts of Haryana .

Kushnappa - E5R701H0O85H988
Atria Institute of Technology (Bengaluru, India)

Abstract of Idea

Sustainable Development Goals Implementation

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Sustainable Development

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Actual Implementation

Describe your idea in detail

Actual Implementation is not happening with respect to Environmental Protection or Sustainable Development. In all countries government must clearly understand the importance of actual Implementation of Environmental Protection measures. A small step like making every school children to plant a tree per year should actually happen by taking proper steps and initiatives from public participation. Education is the best way to solve any problem and hence more awareness to general public should be made. More contributions and voluntary participation from private sector should be made encouraged.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Rather than doing works for names sake or document sake which is happening everywhere, it’s better to actual Implementation

Shivam Tiwari - E5R694E6X59B008
Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya (Jabalpur Sihora, India)

Abstract of Idea

Recycling is important for taking care of the environment. Good recycling programs involve everyone in the community, sorting waste properly and helping the environment and economy. We need clear rules and new technologies to make recycling work well. By working together, we can reduce waste, save resources, and make a better environment for everyone.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Recycling programs tackle the issue of too much waste and improper disposal. When we don’t recycle properly, a lot of stuff ends up in landfills or harms the environment, reducing the things we need and causing pollution. These programs are crucial as they teach us to manage waste better, use fewer new materials, and reduce harm to nature. Essentially, recycling ensures we reuse things and move towards a more circular way of using resources, promoting sustainability.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Recycling programs are cool because they find smart ways to turn trash into useful stuff, like recycling old bottles into new things. They use fancy technology to sort and process waste better. What’s really neat is how they inspire new ideas for materials that are good for the Earth. Recycling programs are special because they mix clever technology with involving everyone in the community, making sure we use things wisely and keep our planet healthy.

Describe your idea in detail

Recycling programs are structured initiatives with the primary objective of effectively managing and repurposing waste in an environmentally responsible manner. These programs encompass a comprehensive set of actions and strategies, each contributing to the overarching goal of minimizing the ecological footprint associated with waste disposal. Below, we delve into the intricate details of recycling programs, exploring their key components, processes, educational aspects, technological advancements, and their broader societal and environmental implications.
1. Collection:
At the inception of recycling programs, a critical step is the systematic collection of recyclable materials. This involves strategically placing designated bins or containers in residential areas, commercial spaces, and public locations to facilitate the separation of materials at the source. Commonly targeted recyclables include paper, glass, plastic, and metal. The accessibility and convenience of these collection points play a pivotal role in encouraging individuals and businesses to participate actively in the recycling process.
2. Sorting:
Following the collection phase, the next crucial step is the sorting of materials. This can be accomplished through manual sorting by trained personnel or, increasingly, through the utilization of advanced technologies. Conveyor belts, optical sorting machines, and other automated systems are employed to efficiently separate different types of materials. This sorting process is integral to ensuring the purity of recycled materials, as contamination can hinder the effectiveness of subsequent processing stages.
3. Processing:
Once sorted, materials undergo processing to prepare them for reuse. This stage varies depending on the nature of the material. For instance, paper may undergo a pulping process, while plastic bottles may be melted down. The goal is to transform the collected materials into a state suitable for manufacturing new products. This step not only conserves resources by reducing the need for raw materials but also minimizes energy consumption compared to the production of goods from virgin materials.
4. Market Connections:
Recycling programs establish connections with industries that can utilize the recycled materials in their manufacturing processes. This symbiotic relationship creates a demand for recycled goods, making the recycling process economically viable. By fostering these connections, recycling programs contribute to the creation of a more sustainable supply chain, reducing dependence on finite resources.
5. Education and Awareness:
Central to the success of recycling programs is an emphasis on education and awareness within the community. Public engagement is cultivated through informational campaigns, workshops, and community events. These initiatives aim to enlighten individuals about the importance of recycling, proper sorting techniques, and the broader environmental benefits of waste reduction. By instilling a sense of responsibility and understanding, recycling programs seek to mobilize communities towards sustainable practices.
6. Innovation:
Recycling programs are not static; they actively embrace technological innovations to enhance their efficiency and expand their scope. Ongoing research and development efforts focus on discovering novel recycling methods, improving existing machinery, and exploring alternative materials that are more easily recyclable or biodegradable. Continuous innovation ensures that recycling programs remain adaptable to evolving challenges and opportunities in the realm of waste management.
7. Policy and Regulation:
Operating within a framework of policies and regulations, recycling programs adhere to standards set by local, regional, and national governing bodies. These regulations may cover aspects such as waste disposal practices, recycling targets, and environmental impact assessments. A robust legal foundation ensures consistency and accountability in the implementation of recycling initiatives, providing a framework for sustainable waste management practices.
8. Community Engagement:
Beyond education, recycling programs actively engage with the community to foster a sense of shared responsibility. Community involvement is facilitated through participatory decision-making processes, volunteer opportunities, and collaborative initiatives. By cultivating a sense of ownership and pride in sustainable practices, recycling programs aim to create a cultural shift towards environmentally conscious behaviors.
In conclusion, recycling programs are intricate and multifaceted endeavors that play a pivotal role in shaping a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. From the initial collection of recyclables to the innovative incorporation of technology, these programs serve as linchpins in the global effort to reduce waste, conserve resources, and promote responsible consumption. Through education, engagement, and continuous adaptation to emerging technologies, recycling programs epitomize a dynamic and evolving approach to addressing the complex challenges of waste management in the modern world.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

Implementing Recycling Programs practically involves several key steps:
1. Setting Up Infrastructure:
– Place bins conveniently in public areas, homes, and businesses, incorporating technology for efficient sorting.
2. Engaging the Community:
– Conduct educational campaigns and workshops to inform and encourage correct sorting practices.
3. Supporting Legislation:
– Develop and enforce regulations to incentivize participation in recycling initiatives.
4. Integrating Innovation:
– Invest in research for new recycling technologies and collaborate with industries for material reuse.
5. Establishing Partnerships:
– Collaborate with government, businesses, and non-profits to enhance program efficiency.
6. Monitoring and Evaluation:
– Implement tracking systems to assess material collection and regularly evaluate program effectiveness.
7. Continuous Education:
– Sustain educational efforts through various channels, including social media.
8. Technology Adoption:
– Embrace emerging technologies like blockchain and mobile apps for improved traceability and incentives.
9. Circular Economy Focus:
– Encourage businesses to design products for recyclability and create closed-loop systems.
10. Waste Reduction Targets:
– Set achievable goals for waste reduction and recycling rates, celebrating successes.
Through these steps, Recycling Programs can effectively involve communities, leverage technology, and establish a sustainable framework for responsible waste management and resource conservation.

Tarun - E5R701V6W91X057
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering (Hyderabad, India)

Abstract of Idea

As of many places we see wires on streets such as cable wire, internet wire, Current wires etc…so Abstract of the idea is making everything wireless and free from physical wires

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Problem is that Many streets have wires on streets for street poles. There are different types of wires present on the electric pole…Due to this there is very trouble in environment because due to these wires on streets, Different kinds of birds are becoming extinct in many cities. There is difficulty found few birds in neighbourhood. That’s the problem which I observed in my surroundings

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

I think making wireless everything and everywhere is quite innovative. Sensored Street lights, wireless internet, wireless broadcast cable, wireless Connection of electricity, using solar energy etc…With this we can save our environment with many kinds of problems.

Describe your idea in detail

The main motive of my idea is to make wireless internet connection and wireless cable connection for broadcast of TV channels etc…Moreover making everything wireless wherever it is necessary to save environment at any cost. So How do we make wireless internet connection and wireless cable channels at home?…It’s simple we make a device which has chip or sim type device attached in it which directly gets signals from low earth orbit satellite which revolves in lower part of atmosphere…With This we can make our environment without having any wires in our surroundings.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

The main motive of my idea is to make wireless internet connection and wireless cable connection for broadcast of TV channels etc…Moreover making everything wireless wherever it is necessary to save environment at any cost. So How do we make wireless internet connection and wireless cable channels at home?…It’s simple we make a device which has chip or sim type device attached in it which directly gets signals from low earth orbit satellite which revolves in lower part of atmosphere…With This we can make our environment without having any wires in our surroundings.

B Sai Anil - E5R701G3T91H784
NRI Institute of Technology (Vijayawada, India)

Abstract of Idea

Making Rocket Takeoff and landing Using a new new Electric Motor Vehicle technology.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

Rocket Launches and their polution. My Idea will reduce Air Pollution, sound polution, heat expansion, saving the resources and time.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

There are so many ideas in the market to save environment my idea is focused on current and future and it will be so much helpful for all the upcoming space missions wnd we could reduce so much polution and save the valuable resources.

Describe your idea in detail

Most of the Rocket Tests Release High Amount of Air Pollution, head dissipation and Extraction the fuel , Testing, take lot’s of resources and time. We need to Use Rocket in outer space for propulsion but on earth until a certain layer in atmosphere we can use a electric device as a carrier and we could save lot of fuel and environment.

How do you envision the practical implementation of your idea?

I am science enthestic and I got the idea and it will work

Tejaswini Samanta - E5R686D8N96B288
Army Public School Delhi Cantt (New Delhi, India)

Abstract of Idea

The widespread use of outdated technologies, such as Vikyno diesel engines, contributing to significant environmental challenges and endangering public health and safety in South and Southeast Asian developing countries is the top priority obstacle to successful human development. It’s most important to implement a better alternative that is cost-effective, efficient, durable, simple to install and easily manageable. We represent Hydrogen IC engines as a potential alternative that meets these criteria. Additionally, collective action is necessary to adopt hydrogen IC engines: Building infrastructure, educating farmers & workers, collaborating & working with organizations and government, and raising awareness and advocacy.

What specific problem related to sustainability or environment does your idea address?

SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being; SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy.

How is your idea innovative? What makes it unique?

Feasibility:
● Hydrogen IC engines are a proven and existing technology, and their implementation in agricultural/transportation automobiles is technically feasible.
● Hydrogen Infrastructure is similar to the existing ones and requires no major change. Hydrogen fuel availability and refueling infrastructure development will be key considerations, requiring collaboration with stakeholders and investment in infrastructure development.
Impact:
● Reduction in noise pollution: Hydrogen IC engines are quieter than diesel engines, leading to a significant reduction in noise pollution in the community.
● Environmental benefits: The use of hydrogen fuel eliminates carbon emissions and contributes to improved air quality and reduced pollution.
● Enhanced fuel efficiency: Hydrogen IC engines offer significantly higher mileage per liter compared to diesel engines, leading to fuel savings and reduced resource consumption.
● Economic advantages: The lower cost of hydrogen IC engines compared to diesel engines will incentivize vehicle owners to transition, leading to cost savings in the long run.
The idea to transition from diesel-powered engines to hydrogen internal combustion (IC) engines for vehicles is innovative and unique for several reasons:
1. Hydrogen-Powered Solution: Transitioning to hydrogen IC engines is a forward-looking approach. It’s not only about shifting from diesel to another traditional fuel but embracing a cleaner, more sustainable energy source that emits only water as a byproduct.
2. Comprehensive Approach: The campaign doesn’t just propose a technology change; it encompasses multiple facets. It involves awareness campaigns, pilot projects, collaborations with stakeholders, and advocacy for policy changes. This comprehensive strategy sets it apart.
3. Community Engagement: The emphasis on community involvement, including workshops, seminars, and leveraging local resources like social media and community events, makes the campaign unique. It’s not just about changing technology but also changing mindsets and behaviors.
4. Holistic Impact: The proposed transition isn’t solely about reducing emissions; it addresses noise pollution, fuel efficiency, and safety concerns associated with outdated diesel engines. This holistic approach makes the campaign stand out.
5. Scalability and Adaptability: The campaign provides a timeline and a phased approach, enabling scalability and adaptability. It allows for learning and adjustments based on real-time results and challenges faced during the implementation stages.
6. Partnerships and Collaboration: The emphasis on collaboration with industry stakeholders, government agencies, NGOs, and advocacy groups showcases a willingness to involve diverse perspectives and resources, making it more robust and inclusive.
7. Feasibility Assessment: The feasibility and impact assessment demonstrates a clear understanding of the challenges and potential hurdles, showcasing a proactive approach to mitigate these obstacles.
Overall, the innovative nature of the campaign lies in its holistic approach, embracing a sustainable energy solution while considering social, economic, and infrastructural aspects for a successful transition.

Describe your idea in detail

Context
The diesel-powered automobiles have come to represent concern for the environment and the general welfare in South and Southeast Asian countries’ bustling thoroughfares. These outdated vehicles, known for their deafening noise, ominous black smoke, pitiful efficiency, and dangerous control, present a serious environmental threat. The air and noise pollution caused by automobiles’ diesel-powered engines worsen the region’s environmental degradation and endangers public health. It is clear that a sustainable energy transition is required, necessitating creative solutions to replace antiquated diesel engines with more environmentally friendly options. To address these pressing issues and embrace our responsibility towards the planet, our project, “Vikyno to Victory,” aims to propose and implement a comprehensive plan for transitioning automobiles to hydrogen internal combustion (IC) engines, thereby fostering a greener, quieter, and safer future for global health.
Problem Statement
We think the widespread use of outdated technologies, such as Vikyno diesel engines, has contributed to significant environmental challenges and endangered public health and safety in South and Southeast Asian developing countries’ bustling thoroughfares for the past few decades, which is the top priority obstacle to successful human development.
The automobiles with Vikyno engines are ubiquitous on the streets, particularly in construction transportation and agriculture, and pose significant environmental challenges and health risks.
These aging vehicles equipped with diesel engines contribute to noise pollution – it is very hard for families to sleep if they live by the side of the road, emit billowing black smoke and CO2, consume excessive quantities of diesel fuel, and have poor control, which frequently results in accidents. It is imperative to address the problems associated with automobiles and transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources to mitigate noise pollution, air pollution, and resource depletion, and improve road safety for the well-being of the people.
Data Source: The World Bank
It primarily impacts the agricultural sector where more than an average of 33% of the South and Southeast Asian population is involved, which is approximately more than 800 million people in countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Chile, Philippines, etc.
USAGE: The Vikyno diesel engines are widely used in:
Small tractors & boats, Water pumps, generators & machinery, Air compressors for irrigation & drainage equipment, and other agriculture sideline products, such as threshers, rice mills, grinders, etc.
It is imperative to address the problems associated with diesel engines and transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources to mitigate noise and air pollution, and resource depletion, and improve road safety for the well-being of the people.
Why is it still used?
• Lack of alternatives/resources
• Replacement costs
• Ideal for heavy-duty applications
• Reluctant to adopt.
• Lack of awareness
SOLUTION
1. Cultural change to promote collective action is necessary – As we know, to bring anything new into the society, we need to change the mindset of the people and we believe cultural change to promote collective action is necessary.
2. Following the UNDP framework, we need to represent the needs of the farmers and agriculture workers, educate them and raise awareness and recognize their success stories.
3. To successfully address this problem: In our research to analyze agricultural sector’s economics and possible solutions, we developed our 5P framework of 5 dimensions in addition to cultural change to make the solution possible:
• Policy – bring the issue to political leaders
• Planning – build infrastructure for alternative engines
• Privatization – most Indian farmers buy/sell to the government; boosting the private agriculture sector helps farmers afford new technology
• Procurement – supply chains for hydrogen engines
• Pricing – making engine prices reasonable; reducing the government’s role.
4.What success looks like to us: We think it is most important to implement a better alternative that is:
• Cost-effective
• High efficiency and durable
• Simple to install and easy to manage
• Suitable for small machines/vehicles, as most farmers have small lands
In our project “Vikyno to Victory”, we represent Hydrogen IC engines as a potential alternative that meets these criteria:
• Feasibility: Despite the lack of a hydrogen supply chain, the hydrogen IC engines themselves are proven technology (technically feasible)
• Impact: Enhanced fuel efficiency and reduced resource consumption
Does not endanger public health due to excessive noise pollution, air pollution, or poor controls.
5. Why collective action matters to achieve success
We think these forms of collective action are necessary to adopt hydrogen IC engines:
• Build infrastructure: hydrogen supply chain and fuel stations
• Educate farmers & workers: 60% of Indian workers are in agriculture and they are not aware of environmental impacts, cultural change is needed
• Collaborate & work with organizations and government: Indian farmers face a lack of representation to participate in policymaking, and there must be collaboration between state governments and UN agencies (for example: the Punjab/Haryana water program led to cultural change among farmers). We believe this is possible because UN agencies/World Bank have collaborated and introduced programs to reduce the rapid water depletion in Indian states of Punjab and Haryana.
We think young people can contribute effectively to this collective action by:
• Raising awareness about the environmental and public health risks
• Advocating by signing petitions & writing letters to authorities
The UN can support by listening to youth perspectives on local obstacles to change.
6. Campaign:
The objective of the “Vikyno to Victory” campaign is to promote the transition from diesel-powered automobiles to hydrogen internal combustion (IC) engines. The campaign aims to achieve the following objectives:
a) Raise awareness: Educate the local community about the environmental and health hazards associated with diesel-powered automobiles, emphasizing the benefits of transitioning to hydrogen IC engines.
b) Encourage adoption: Promote the use of hydrogen IC engines as a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to diesel engines, encouraging vehicle owners to replace their old engines.
c) Advocate for policy changes: Lobby for supportive policies and regulations that incentivize the adoption of hydrogen IC engines and facilitate the infrastructure development necessary for their implementation.

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Action Plan(s)
To accomplish the campaign objectives, the following action plan will be implemented:
a) Awareness campaign:
● Conduct public awareness campaigns through various channels, including social media, local newspapers, radio, and community events.
● Publish the AgriFriend AI app for farmers/drivers/workers to track their vehicles maintenace, servicing, travelling plans, and other systems efficiently and effectively.
● Organize workshops and seminars to educate vehicle owners, drivers, and the general public about the advantages of hydrogen IC engines.
● Collaborate with local environmental organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies to spread the message and maximize outreach.
b) Demonstration and pilot projects:
● Organize demonstrations and pilot projects showcasing the performance, efficiency, and environmental benefits of vehicles equipped with hydrogen IC engines.
● Collaborate with vehicle manufacturers, research institutions, and technology providers to develop and deploy hydrogen IC engine conversions for diesel-powered automobiles.
c) Collaboration and partnerships:
● Establish partnerships with automobile industry stakeholders, government agencies, and NGOs to leverage their expertise, resources, and networks in promoting the adoption of hydrogen IC engines.
● Seek funding and support from governmental bodies, international organizations, and corporate sponsors to facilitate the transition process.
d) Policy advocacy:
● Engage in dialogue with policymakers and legislators to highlight the environmental and economic benefits of transitioning to hydrogen IC
engines.
● Advocate for the development of supportive policies, tax incentives, and regulatory frameworks to encourage the adoption of hydrogen
technology in the automotive sector.
● Collaborate with advocacy groups, including youth, and industry associations to amplify the campaign’s message and influence policy decisions. Develop climate action curriculum in schools for awareness among the next generation.
Timeline
● Month 1-2: Campaign planning and strategy development, partnership establishment, and awareness material preparation.
● Month 3-4: Launch awareness campaigns, conduct workshops and seminars, and initiate dialogue with policymakers.
● Month 5-8: Demonstration and pilot projects, collaboration with vehicle manufacturers, begin advocacy for policy changes.
● Month 9-11: Evaluate pilot project results, refine implementation strategy, expand partnerships, and continue awareness campaigns.
● Month 12-18: Scale up the implementation of hydrogen IC engine conversions, collaborate with infrastructure developers, and intensify policy advocacy efforts.
● Month 19-20: Evaluate overall campaign impact, assess the adoption rate of hydrogen IC engines, and document success stories, and lessons learned.


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