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Announced!

Entry

Applications are open!  

Are you a young changemaker between the ages of 14-20 years old in the USA (including Puerto Rico and all other US territories) ready to harness the power of STEM for a sustainable planet? Join the movement of young people solving the world’s most pressing environmental challenges!  

Twenty-five winning teams will each receive $2,000 seed funding and participation at the online Changemaker Summit.  

Click “Add your idea” to submit your STEM solution for sustainability. After entering, you may view other entries, revise your own entry, and re-submit it until the deadline on February 11 at 11:59 PM (midnight) ET. See eligibility and assessment criteria for details. 

You must publish your entry for it to be considered for review. You can edit your published entry up until the entry phase closes.

If you have any questions regarding the Our Planet, Our Purpose: STEM for Changemaking Challenge please contact us at STEM@ashoka.org 

UPDATE: Please join us to congratulate our two Early Entry Prize recipients!

Climate Cardinals and Poluino

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FreshDetect protects both consumers and suppliers by eliminating food wastage problems by addressing inefficiency in the supply chain.

FreshDetect protects both consumers and suppliers by eliminating food wastage problems by addressing inefficiency in the supply chain.

Photo of Shivani Gurrapu
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Globally disseminating interactive 
curricula to leverage the role of religious beliefs in environmentalism & sacred landform preservation.

Globally disseminating interactive curricula to leverage the role of religious beliefs in environmentalism & sacred landform preservation.

Photo of Krisha
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We seek to combat urban food insecurity with customizable grafted fruit trees yielding sustainable, organic produce directly in one's home.

We seek to combat urban food insecurity with customizable grafted fruit trees yielding sustainable, organic produce directly in one's home.

Photo of Avery Tilley
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EcoHearth aims to create a safer environment for wildlife by restoring natural habitats, conserving resources, and educating the public.

EcoHearth aims to create a safer environment for wildlife by restoring natural habitats, conserving resources, and educating the public.

Photo of Kelly Hong
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NASADYA solves the problem of variability management in the energy grid for power plants by converting excess energy into hydrogen & oxygen.

NASADYA solves the problem of variability management in the energy grid for power plants by converting excess energy into hydrogen & oxygen.

Photo of Khadeeja Malik Soderstrom
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A progressive venture that looks to rethink and repurpose spent coffee grounds for a more sustainable future.

A progressive venture that looks to rethink and repurpose spent coffee grounds for a more sustainable future.

Photo of Arshia Narula
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an organization dedicated to raising awareness about pressing environmental and sustainability challenges through the vegan movement.

an organization dedicated to raising awareness about pressing environmental and sustainability challenges through the vegan movement.

Photo of Ashwika Agrawal
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Maji is a mobile app determining real-time water quality, low-energy PFAS filtration system, and CS environmentalism advocacy platform.

Maji is a mobile app determining real-time water quality, low-energy PFAS filtration system, and CS environmentalism advocacy platform.

Photo of Hiya Shah
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mSol provides reliable and affordable irrigation for struggling farmers across Kenya by drastically cutting the cost of drilling boreholes.

mSol provides reliable and affordable irrigation for struggling farmers across Kenya by drastically cutting the cost of drilling boreholes.

Photo of Isabelle Seidenberg
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An international youth-led organization that mitigates the e-waste crisis through education, community events, and crowdsourced data.

An international youth-led organization that mitigates the e-waste crisis through education, community events, and crowdsourced data.

Photo of Justin Shnayder
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