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Winners Announced

Below you will find information about the 25 winning teams of the Our Planet, Our Purpose: STEM for Changemaking Challenge. Each team will receive $2,000 seed funding and participation in the Changemaker Summit, an immersive online experience in which teams will receive mentorship from General Motors executives, skills training from Ashoka and network opportunities with other amazing teams.    

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Congratulations to all our contributors! 

Congratulations to all our contributors!

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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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Tackling overlooked environmental deterioration through crowdsourced photography and STEM-based solutions. 4,000+ people reached.

Tackling overlooked environmental deterioration through crowdsourced photography and STEM-based solutions. 4,000+ people reached.

Photo of Maanit Goel
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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
2 3

Environ is a social media and goal setting platform that makes environmentalism trendy and cultivates the next generation of changemakers.

Environ is a social media and goal setting platform that makes environmentalism trendy and cultivates the next generation of changemakers.

Photo of Sirihaasa N
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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
7 2

H2Foam (lignin foam) is a sustainable biosorbent that can remove heavy metals and oils from contaminated water at an efficient rate.

H2Foam (lignin foam) is a sustainable biosorbent that can remove heavy metals and oils from contaminated water at an efficient rate.

Photo of Jessica Yan
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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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GoCompost empowers community composting and fosters green habits with its app, website, and events.

GoCompost empowers community composting and fosters green habits with its app, website, and events.

Photo of Benjamin Li
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Poluino (pollution + Arduino) is an educational initiative  distributing DIY air quality monitor kits.

Poluino (pollution + Arduino) is an educational initiative distributing DIY air quality monitor kits.

Photo of Chris Chen
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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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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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