Mitigating Climate Change with Social Entrepnuarship

8/21/2013

By: Ori Mayer

Hi Readers,

I’d like to begin this blog with a children’s story which I think speaks a lot about climate change:

 

   “Not my job” 

 

  “Once upon a time, there were four people; their names were Everybody, Somebody, 

Nobody and Anybody. Whenever there was an important job to be done, Everybody was 

sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. When 

Nobody did it, Everybody got angry because it was Everybody¹s job. 

Everybody thought that Somebody would do it, but Nobody realized that Nobody 

would do it. So consequently Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what 

Anybody could have done in the first place.”

 

 I’m from a country where about 55% of the electricity is powered by coal and another 43% is powered by natural gas and other fossil fuels. I sincerely care about the environment and want to do anything I can to help mitigate climate change.

 I’ve been trying to implement an alternative project to build a wave energy plant which is cheaper and more efficient than wind or solar. Projects like mine can lead to a significant impact for implementing renewable energy.

 As far as I know, I’m the only person in the world using this idea to compete in both the Toradex Challege and the James Dyson Award for social innovation and technology.

https://challenge.toradex.com/projects/building-a-wave-energy-power-plant

http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/Projects/Project.aspx?ID=3944&RegionId=1&Winindex=0

 The problem with my project is that nobody knows about it, and few people care to share it.

 If there is anyone out there that wants to see a difference in the world, please help me with my project.

Thank you for reading,

Ori

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Ori Mayer is from Fort Lauderdale, FL (USA). He holds two graduate degrees; an International MBA degree and an International Masters in Environmental Studies. He has experience in multiple fields of financial services and is currently putting his skills to use for social entrepreneurship. His dream is to do as much good as possible to make a positive influence on the world for years to come. Mr. Mayer is also a private pilot and holds professional certifications in 12 different fields.

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