Environment
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The ecosystems in which we live provide us with the critical air, food, water, shelter, and materials we rely on. From health and wellness to sustainable development, respecting and protecting our environment is critical. Resolution Fellows are working on ways to keep the ecosystems we treasure clean, safe, and accessible for generations to come.

The ecosystems in which we live provide us with the critical air, food, water, shelter, and materials we rely on. From health and wellness to sustainable development, respecting and protecting our environment is critical. Resolution Fellows are working on ways to keep the ecosystems we treasure clean, safe, and accessible for generations to come.

Aeo

Xiaoyue Gong founded Aeo to combat the severe health effects of indoor air pollution in Shanghai, China by building a network of air monitoring devices, and an app to provide access to air quality information. Aeo will provide real-time air quality ratings of public indoor areas, such as shopping malls, restaurants, and schools, so that people can make informed decisions on where to spend their time.

Chromodoris Fashion

"Aaron" Tsz Ki Lit is the founder of Chromodoris Fashion in Hong Kong. Chromodoris is a fashion brand that celebrates the beauty and diversity of life underwater through garments and accessories inspired the patterns, shapes, and colors of marine animals. Using sustainable eco-fabric for the apparel raises awareness of marine biodiversity and conservation issues, while a portion of all profits will go to marine conservation efforts.

Aaron Tsz Ki Lit

Aaron Lit is an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer who aims to raise awareness of marine biodiversity and motivate conservation through social entrepreneurship. He is the author and photographer of “Watercolor”, a book featuring the creatures of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Through his social venture Chromodoris, he wishes to use fashion made from ecofabric as a medium to spotlight the wonders of sea life and promote conscious consumerism.

The Rainmaker Enterprise

James Thuch Madhier, from South Sudan, is the founder of The Rainmaker Enterprise. Using a solar powered pump and well, James will build a farm with micro drip irrigation to grow livestock feed and collect water. These will then be sold to family farmers in the northwestern city of Wau at modest prices to help them nourish their livestock in the dry season, increase livestock sale prices, and reduce resource scarcity and conflict in the region.

MealFlour

MealFlour is a social enterprise that trains communities with high rates of chronic malnutrition how to build and maintain environmentally sustainable mealworm farms, and how to turn mealworms into a protein-rich powder. The participants in the trainings can incorporate the protein powder into existing local staple foods or sell the powder in local markets and bakeries for an additional source of income. MealFlour currently works in Guatemala, which has the world’s fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition.

Sulav Urja

Raunak Thakur is the founder of Sulav Urja, a social venture bringing biogas to rural households in Nepal. Through her venture, Raunak will provide households in rural Nepal with a biogas digester to help generate biofuel from organic household waste. Sulav Urja will reduce the harmful effects associated with indoor burning of firewood, reduce deforestation, and economically empower the households living in this village.

Wetland Furniture

Irfanda Odytia & Karina Nur Arumsari founded Wetland Furniture, also in Indonesia, to harvest water hyacinths and empower unemployed women to learn how to build furniture from this freely available resource. The team will provide the women with resources, training, and designs, as well as a generous profit-sharing structure. Wetland Furniture also has a distribution deal with the largest retailer in Indonesia.

Green Light

Thomas Uhler aims to combat the negative effects of climate change by creating and distributing bioluminescent plants that produce light naturally with no carbon emissions. His for-profit venture, Green Light, will use these plants to reduce utility bills and provide new and eco-friendly lighting in "off the grid" locations.

Thomas Uhler

Thomas Uhler, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. Thomas is studying in the Vagelos Life Sciences and Management program and pursuing two degrees, one in molecular biology and one in business. Scientific research is a passion for Thomas, demonstrated by his years of work in University of Michigan laboratories. Thomas has always held a fascination for the role of DNA in shaping our world, as well as an interest in the broad scope of genetics and biochemistry.

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