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Group’s TV recycling idea wins gold

By SANIYA SHAH and MEERA NAIR Special to The Telegraph


Meera Nair, left, and Saniya Shah, a senior at Derryfield High School, were awarded an InternationaCourtesy photo
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written by the president of Green Chilies, a student environmental organization based in Nashua.

NASHUA – Green Chilies was formed with the goal of providing environmentally friendly products to make the world greener. The first product idea, Green TV, was created with the goal of reducing and re-using e-waste.

Green Chilies is an open-source nonprofit organization that supports and develops environmentally friendly ideas and projects. We started the organization as a part of a program called the TiE Young Entrepreneurs in 2008 where we had to come up with a new idea and a business plan for it. After the program was over, we felt that we could do much more with the idea so we continued with it. We decided to make the idea global, get a worldwide organization involved to create many more ideas and provide it to all at no cost. That is where we came up with the nonprofit organization.

Our first idea, Green TV, aims to reduce e-waste and offer inexpensive HDTVs by reusing obsolete CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors. CRT monitors are the old bulky computer monitors that are now being replaced with the flat screen ones. Millions of CRT monitors are thrown out each year and disposed of by being shipped to undeveloped countries to be piled up in the millions of centers of e-waste. The chemicals from this e-waste create a dangerous and hazardous environment for all and cause many problems not only for its surrounding land but for the surrounding people as well. Instead, we aim to reuse the monitors instead of turning them to waste and allowing them to deteriorate our environment. Our project is a converter box for the monitor that generates HDTV images on the regular computer screen. By doing this, we will prevent countless computer screens from ending up in landfills.

It was this idea that won us the International Green Apple Award this year as a part of The Green Organization’s international campaign to find the world’s greenest companies. The trophy was presented at 18th annual international awards ceremony at the House of Commons in London, England, on Nov. 14.

Green Chilies competed against more than 500 other nominations and won the gold award. The Green Apple Awards are presented annually in recognition of companies, councils and communities carrying out projects that are environmentally friendly. We were honored to be there, among organizations like Coca-Cola, BP, Ford and McDonald’s, who had the same ultimate goal as us: to make the world a better place. Green Chilies has also been invited to have its winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practices, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.

Our goal is to get the worldwide communities involved to come out with bright new ideas to make the world a greener place. Then they can provide these ideas to the interested organizations at no cost, just like an open-source model.


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