David Razmadze, a computer science student, and Hannah West, a public health and business major, noticed a lack of green space in urban environments, which causes a dramatic spike in carbon dioxide and particulate matter. This problem is harmful to both people and the environment. This team pitched an exciting solution consisting of vertically grown green walls.
These vertical green walls are endless in size and introduce more concentrations of oxygen into the air, while also reducing carbon dioxide and particulate matter levels and adding beauty to an urban environment. The team won the $2,000 Honorable Mention prize at the 2020 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge and built a partnership with the UMass Lowell Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy.