Environment / Energy

The Low Line
2012 Catalyst Program

The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology to illuminate an historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City. Our vision is a stunning underground park, providing a beautiful respite and a cultural attraction in one of the world’s most dense, exciting urban environments.

The Pollinator Pathway
2016 Catalyst Program

The model by which humanity has designed the ecosystems of the planet has produced global-scale domestication, fragmentation, and extinctions. The Pollinator Pathway imagines and develops a new ecological relationship for the Anthropocene, one where humanity generates a system of connected ecological design for the planet, offsetting domesticated systems.

The Rainforest Solutions Project
2016 Winner

The decades-long struggle over British Columbia's enormous coastal rainforests culminated in one of the most extraordinary conservation, social justice, and indigenous rights victories in recent memory: a historic 250-year ecosystem management agreement.

The Urban Death Project
2016 Finalist

The Urban Death Project (UDP) has designed a scalable, regenerative death care model based on the natural process of decomposition. In the Recomposition centers that the UDP envisions, bodies and forest waste are composted and transformed into soil.

Tibet is the High Ground - 3rd Variation
2010 Semi-Finalist

SUMMARY: The work “Tibet is the High Ground III” proposes an ecologically conceived resolution to the present de-glaciation and subsequent catastrophic outcomes to the 2.5 million square kilometer Tibetan Plateau and the seven major rivers that flow from it through Asia, a bio-cultural approach at the scale of the problem.

Voltree Acoustic Early Detection Sensor System
2013 Semi-Finalist

SUMMARY: Voltree Acoustic Early Detection Sensor System harvests power from a living tree to convert its chemical activity into small amounts of electric current and to 'read' its levels of dehydration, disease, fire risk, even potential seismic activity and CO2 levels, anticipating emerging challenges in agriculture and forestry in order to prevent such things as insect infest

Water Retention Landscape of Tamera
2012 Honorable Mention

The Water Retention Landscape is a model for natural decentralized water management, restoration of damaged ecosystems and disaster prevention. It is a basis for reforestation, agriculture and aquaculture, especially in regions threatened by desertification.

WattTime
2017 Catalyst Program

WattTime writes software that lets smart devices prioritize electricity from clean/renewable sources. It's free, instantaneous, extremely scalable emissions reduction. Moreover, this technique also smooths renewable energy fluctuations. So if widely installed, this software will also finally make 100% renewable energy grids possible - essentially implementing Fuller's own "global power grid" concept.

WAVE ENERGY MANGROVES
2010 Semi-Finalist

SUMMARY: The research will test geosynthetic landscape systems to support human development in tropical regions simultaneous to critical mangrove biological processes.

ZERI Network and Sanctuary Asia
2016 Semi-Finalist

ORGANIZATION NAME: The Blue Economy Initiative

LOCATION: Assam State, India

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