From reusable thermal plastics for prosthetics to an app that helps you find sustainable wineries, the first “green IdeaBounce®” held between the Skandalaris Center, InCEES, and the Office of Sustainability saw 13 individuals pitch their environmentally-conscience products and business ideas. Each “green ambassador” was given two minutes to present their platform and were judged on their clarity, passion for the project, and their individual asks for help.
“This was a great way to better connect the academic side of the university to real-world environmental problems and assist our students in advancing their diverse ideas for addressing a host of these issues,” said David Fike, interim director of InCEES.
The five winners, each awarded a $150 prize, were:
Kork, an online platform for sommelier-led virtual wine tastings and wine resources.
Find Your Farmer, an online marketplace where St. Louis residents can order restaurant-quality fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses from local farmers and have them delivered.
Green Light, a program that highlights fashion designers that incorporate sustainability practices.
Amygdala, a program that assists people suffering from the mental health aspects of climate change.
Reusable Thermoplastics for Lower Limb Prostheses, a framework to develop prosthetic limbs from reusable thermoplastics.