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In a world of finite resources, Resolution Fellows are leading the charge on recycling materials and incorporating advanced waste management techniques and models. From waste-to-energy facilities, to giving new lives to wasted materials, our Fellows are at the forefront of this critical shift in human behavior.

In a world of finite resources, Resolution Fellows are leading the charge on recycling materials and incorporating advanced waste management techniques and models. From waste-to-energy facilities, to giving new lives to wasted materials, our Fellows are at the forefront of this critical shift in human behavior.

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.

Coconut Project

Ekky Hardiyanto and Hanifah Hasuri, are the founders of the Coconut Project in Indonesia, a social venture that will create light concrete utilizing discarded coconut husks. Their efforts will increase income for coconut sellers, while also decreasing the harmful effects that cement making has on the environment.

Trash To Treasures

Manuel Angel Barrantes Duarte, founder of Trash to Treasures, will train members of a low-income community in Nicaragua to become micro-entrepreneurs.  These entrepreneurs will create and sell upcycled products, thereby building job skills, increasing household income, and contributing to environmental sustainability.

Manuel Angel Barrantes Duarte

Manuel Barrantes was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and is 21 years old. He is a senior at Harding University majoring in global economics and Management. He is at Harding with the Walton International Scholarship Program (WISP) for Central America. His goal after graduation is to implement and offer low-income communities from Managua, new opportunities to engage in a sustainable economic development. This plan would also need the help of Churches of Christ because by using local churches (classrooms, auditoriums), the benefit wouldn’t only be material but also spiritual.

UpTica

UpTica empowers women in the rural communities of Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica, by providing them with alternative income sources. UpTica reduces gender inequality by creating opportunities for gender training, cross-gender collaboration, mutual encouragement, and personal growth.

Life Free From Lead

Nawaraj grew up in rural Nepal playing with used batteries like toys.  Only after coming to the United States for school did he learn that the high lead count in these batteries, often used in the small solar panels that are a primary source of power in Nepal, would be dangerous for a child.  Nawaraj designed a venture to educate the people of a small village, Dunai, about the risks associated with lead acid exposure and initiate safe disposal techniques by building collection centers at several convenient places and transporting collected batteries to lead-recycling companies that will pay

Aviponics

Ky has designed a closed-loop hydroponic farm system that centers around a bird feeder.  Birds eat the feed and their byproducts fall in water that fertilizes plants including sunflowers (which provide a replenishment to the bird feed) and fruits and vegetables.  Ky has a working prototype already yielding food in Hawaii, and also built one from scratch on the Semester-at-Sea ship.  The system can be constructed entirely from biodegradable and recycled components, and construction and maintenance are simple.  Ky and his team will be training economically-disadvantaged families in urban food

Play it On

Play It On works to improve intercultural understanding through sports. The organization believes that sports and play is the ultimate facilitator of mutual bonds between people giving them a unique opportunity to connect. In the process of creating intercultural exchanges, Play It On also improves the conditions to play for children all over the world. Over the last 2,5 year the organization has reached more than 5.000 children.

Addis Sustainable Life

Addis Sustainable Life (ASL) is a campus-sustainability program and a small recycling start-up founded by Nahom Zeleke and Abiy Shimelis; two young entrepreneurs from Addis Ababa University. ASL markets biodegradable products, engages volunteers in creative campus waste management and executes campus sustainability campaigns for Addis Ababa University. In partnership with a small local business, ASL designs and distributes handmade - biodegradable products made from wastepaper and traditional raw materials called “kacha” and “enset”.

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