Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Green Innovations- Athena
InVitrum is a project that aims to reduce landfills by creating materials from crushed consumer glass regardless of contaminants. VitroBank, a part of InVitrum, is created by Grant Marchelli, a University of Washington Graduate student. It is a building material that is more sustainable than masonry. It is made from 100 percent post- consumer glass and uses 60 percent less fuel than the materials used now.
Rather than growing out, Vertical farms are growing upwards. With hydroponic systems, growing food is more efficient and more cost saving than growing the normal way. The Vertical Harvest, a hydroponic company, can grow more than 37,000 pounds of greens, 4,400 pounds of herbs and 44,000 pounds of tomatoes a year. This can greatly increase the rate of food production and therefore can feed more people in less space.