Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.27
Liaison Suchi Daniels
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2017
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University of South Florida (Tampa)
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eric RR Weaver
Research Associate
Patel College of Global Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Navigating the Food Energy Water Nexus: turning Food Waste into Fuel and Fertilizer

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

At the Patel College we have demonstrated A NEW STEM curriculum innovation! This is the Home and Community scale URBAN biodigesters are the best example of a food/energy/water nexus that can rapidly, safely, and effectively close the loop by transforming ALL of our food wastes into the energy for cooking food and the fertilizer for growing new food. Best of all, we have created an innovative open source design that ANYBODY can build and use anywhere in the world -- and we have proven this in poor communities all over the globe -- most recently by building and installing one at nearby Blake High School as STEM curriculum innovation that we hope to bring as part of our commitment to action with the Clinton Global Initiative to the Bedouin communities and refugee camps in Jordan working with one of our Patel College students who is from that region.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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