FIT’s Team AlgiKnit, winner of 2016’s Biodesign Challenge for its sustainable textile materials for the future, has been selected to be part of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U).
Now the team needs your help. They have until October 14 to raise their goal of $10,000 as part of the CGI U Commitments Challenge. The team with the most funds accrued will be the overall winner, exposing them to a much wider audience, including global leaders of change. The funds will go toward continuing development of sustainable materials from readily available organisms, such as kelp. AlgiKnit is working toward creating an alternative material to present-day textiles with a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, chemical usage, and overall waste production. The team focuses on working within a closed-loop life cycle to create its biodegradable material.
To contribute to the campaign, click through to CrowdRise and support AlgiKnit’s work in addressing the growing need for sustainable change on a global scale.
The 10th annual CGI U meeting will take place October 13-15, 2017, at Northeastern University in Boston. The meeting will bring together more than 1,100 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.