According to NREL, only 22–28% of U.S. households could have solar on their own roof. What if the three-fourths of other Americans could get access to renewable power by buying it directly from other individuals? We are building an online platform to allow just that.
Congratulations to our Festival 2 award winner and finalists!
Winner: Margaret Koli, Presenter, HNP: Transforming the World's Leaders Into Entrepreneurs
- Sanda Balaban, Scholar, CityPathways (cPaths): Helping Youth See Paths to Possible Futures
- Ashanti Branch, Scholar, @EverForwardClub -- Sending 100 Young Men of Color to College!
- Andeisha Farid, Scholar, Girls Of Afghanistan Leadership: G.O.A.L.
- Gidi Grinstein, Presenter, TOM Societal Innovation Platform
My idea is to create an easily accessible web-site that would be a place of contact for environmental project suggestions that arise all over the world. With the easily accessible web-site we would make the problems meet the global brain power resources. The web-page would also act as runway for talented students everywhere that do not necessarily have the required resources or contacts.
The project aims for building sustainable citizen’s participation among marginalized sectors especially women in policy formulation and practices on environmental and disaster protection through raising public awareness and community mobilization in Typhoon Haiyan devastated communities.
Supporting women founders through meaningful networking events designed to catalyze a female entrepreneurship community, and drive interaction with funders, press, and other essential partners.
I propose to improve college completion rates for first generation and under-represented minority students by supplementing MOOCs with Learning Hubs.
A considerable body of evidence has shown that investments focused on women benefit whole societies. Vital Voices identifies and supports high-potential leaders who demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities through tailored investments to enhance their capacity as leaders. Vital Voices will bring together women with bold visions for sustainable change in communities around the world to critically analyze ...more »
What would your day look like if the closest place to fetch water was an hour's walk away? Around the world, lack of water access is one of the key markers of poverty, and in rural villages around the world, women and children regularly travel for this long or more each way, every day, to fetch water for the home. Piped water systems that bring the water directly into a community are known to be a revolutionary innovation ...more »
Oasis is a cheap, replicable way to provide foundational services (clean water, solar-powered electricity, and digital communication) to rural settlements in developing countries. By collocating these services, Oasis becomes a hub where traditional rural economies can continue to thrive, while slowly introducing them to broader, global markets.