Home / Shared Nation -- Spring 2017 -- The Environment

Shared Nation supported solutions to environmental problems in its Spring 2017 round. Voting is closed.

Here is this round's winning project!

The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup

All Projects:

Calwave: Converting waves into electricity and clean water
Calwave: Converting waves into electricity and clean water
Calwave: Converting waves into electricity and clean water
Bee Buffer Project: Protecting the honeybees that pollinate and produce
Bee Buffer Project: Protecting the honeybees that pollinate and produce
Bee Buffer Project: Protecting the honeybees that pollinate and produce
Aircarbon: Providing a carbon negative plastic alternative
Aircarbon: Providing a carbon negative plastic alternative
Aircarbon: Providing a carbon negative plastic alternative
Algae Systems: Using algae to clean our dirty water in a carbon neutral way
Algae Systems: Using algae to clean our dirty water in a carbon neutral way
Algae Systems: Using algae to clean our dirty water in a carbon neutral way
University at Buffalo: Producing clean water for poor communities
University at Buffalo: Producing clean water for poor communities
University at Buffalo: Producing clean water for poor communities
The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup
The Ocean Cleanup
Ubiquitous Energy: Utilizing transparent solar panels to convert skyscrapers into energy generators
Ubiquitous Energy: Utilizing transparent solar panels to convert skyscrapers into energy generators
Ubiquitous Energy: Utilizing transparent solar panels to convert skyscrapers into energy generators
Graphene Sieve: Effortlessly turn saltwater into drinking water
Graphene Sieve: Effortlessly turn saltwater into drinking water
Graphene Sieve: Effortlessly turn saltwater into drinking water
Marine Laboratory: Micro-fragmenting coral reef restoration
Marine Laboratory: Micro-fragmenting coral reef restoration
Marine Laboratory: Micro-fragmenting coral reef restoration
Evidence Action: Dispensers for safe water in rural and poor areas
Evidence Action: Dispensers for safe water in rural and poor areas
Evidence Action: Dispensers for safe water in rural and poor areas
Marin Carbon Project: Improving Soil to Reverse Climate Change
Marin Carbon Project: Improving Soil to Reverse Climate Change
Marin Carbon Project: Improving Soil to Reverse Climate Change
Azura: Providing renewable energy from wave power
Azura: Providing renewable energy from wave power
Azura: Providing renewable energy from wave power
20x20 Initiative: Restoring 20M hectares of land by 2020
20x20 Initiative: Restoring 20M hectares of land by 2020
20x20 Initiative: Restoring 20M hectares of land by 2020
GreenWave: Creating restorative ocean farms
GreenWave: Creating restorative ocean farms
GreenWave: Creating restorative ocean farms
Plastic Man Foundation: Turning litter into a paved highway
Plastic Man Foundation: Turning litter into a paved highway
Plastic Man Foundation: Turning litter into a paved highway
Brightline: Prototyping a high speed railway system in the United States
Brightline: Prototyping a high speed railway system in the United States
Brightline: Prototyping a high speed railway system in the United States
Fossil Free: Divest from Fossil Fuels
Fossil Free: Divest from Fossil Fuels
Fossil Free: Divest from Fossil Fuels
350.org: Stop the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines campaign
350.org: Stop the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines campaign
350.org: Stop the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines campaign
Desolenator: Creating clean water from saltwater using sunlight
Desolenator: Creating clean water from saltwater using sunlight
Desolenator: Creating clean water from saltwater using sunlight
Underground Farms: The future of urban agriculture
Underground Farms: The future of urban agriculture
Underground Farms: The future of urban agriculture
Ecopolis: Building the first regenerative city
Ecopolis: Building the first regenerative city
Ecopolis: Building the first regenerative city
University of Munich: Creating a forest in the desert
University of Munich: Creating a forest in the desert
University of Munich: Creating a forest in the desert
Ocean Energy Turbines: A limitless supply of clean, renewable energy
Ocean Energy Turbines: A limitless supply of clean, renewable energy
Ocean Energy Turbines: A limitless supply of clean, renewable energy
Eco Build: An innovative manufacturing system for sustainable red brick
Eco Build: An innovative manufacturing system for sustainable red brick
Eco Build: An innovative manufacturing system for sustainable red brick
Jinko Solar: Building the largest solar farm ever
Jinko Solar: Building the largest solar farm ever
Jinko Solar: Building the largest solar farm ever
Government of India: Plant 50 millions trees in a single day
Government of India: Plant 50 millions trees in a single day
Government of India: Plant 50 millions trees in a single day
Cool Earth: Protecting endangered rainforests by empowering local people
Cool Earth: Protecting endangered rainforests by empowering local people
Cool Earth: Protecting endangered rainforests by empowering local people
Idle No More: Protesting for indigenous rights and land
Idle No More: Protesting for indigenous rights and land
Idle No More: Protesting for indigenous rights and land
Climate Justice Alliance & Our Power Campaign
Climate Justice Alliance & Our Power Campaign
Climate Justice Alliance & Our Power Campaign
The Ice Stupa Project: Clean water for farmers
The Ice Stupa Project: Clean water for farmers
The Ice Stupa Project: Clean water for farmers
NanoClay: Turning sandy soil into fertile soil
NanoClay: Turning sandy soil into fertile soil
NanoClay: Turning sandy soil into fertile soil
Future of Fish: Creating business solutions for sustainable fisheries
Future of Fish: Creating business solutions for sustainable fisheries
Future of Fish: Creating business solutions for sustainable fisheries
The Man Who Stopped the Desert Foundation: Better farming through ancient practices
The Man Who Stopped the Desert Foundation: Better farming through ancient practices
The Man Who Stopped the Desert Foundation: Better farming through ancient practices
Living Breakwaters: Designing sustainable landscapes for our future
Living Breakwaters: Designing sustainable landscapes for our future
Living Breakwaters: Designing sustainable landscapes for our future
Opus 12: Recycling CO2 Emissions Into Liquid Fuels
Opus 12: Recycling CO2 Emissions Into Liquid Fuels
Opus 12: Recycling CO2 Emissions Into Liquid Fuels
Statoil Hywind: Building the largest floating wind farm
Statoil Hywind: Building the largest floating wind farm
Statoil Hywind: Building the largest floating wind farm
ReMooable: Sustainable fuel from animal biogas
ReMooable: Sustainable fuel from animal biogas
ReMooable: Sustainable fuel from animal biogas
Save Our Monarchs: A campaign to save the beloved monarch butterfly
Save Our Monarchs: A campaign to save the beloved monarch butterfly
Save Our Monarchs: A campaign to save the beloved monarch butterfly
Mangrove Action Project: Reversing the degradation of mangroves
Mangrove Action Project: Reversing the degradation of mangroves
Mangrove Action Project: Reversing the degradation of mangroves
Artificial Leaf: Using artificial photosynthesis to produce clean energy
Artificial Leaf: Using artificial photosynthesis to produce clean energy
Artificial Leaf: Using artificial photosynthesis to produce clean energy
DNV GL: Artificial island as storage for renewable energy
DNV GL: Artificial island as storage for renewable energy
DNV GL: Artificial island as storage for renewable energy
Tara: A schooner for the planet
Tara: A schooner for the planet
Tara: A schooner for the planet
The Seasteading Institute: Building Floating Islands that could fight the rise of sea levels
The Seasteading Institute: Building Floating Islands that could fight the rise of sea levels
The Seasteading Institute: Building Floating Islands that could fight the rise of sea levels
SAFE: Supporting the development of autonomous vehicles
SAFE: Supporting the development of autonomous vehicles
SAFE: Supporting the development of autonomous vehicles
Project Hermes: Taking the temperature of the ocean
Project Hermes: Taking the temperature of the ocean
Project Hermes: Taking the temperature of the ocean
Solar Roadways: Solar powered road panels for a smart highway
Solar Roadways: Solar powered road panels for a smart highway
Solar Roadways: Solar powered road panels for a smart highway