TECH INNOVATION FOR COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS

 

about

OUR STORY

We pioneer extremely low-cost technology and data driven solutions to help local communities in acute and immediate environmental crises across the world. We envision a world where no human lacks access to safe water, faces food insecurity, or is forced to live in survival mode. We're completely youth-led.

features & recognition

 

impact

  • 80,000+

    LIVES CHANGED

    Through access to safe and usable water.

  • 14.4MM

    LITERS OF WATER

    Filtered by our point-of-use technology annually.

  • 20,000+

    CLEAN COOKSTOVES

    Smokeless energy-efficient cookstoves deployed.

  • 15,000

    HOURS SAVED/DAY

    Cumulative hours of walking to collect clean water.

 

initiatives

  • SAFE WATER ACCESS

    Our low-cost (< $8), portable, and completely energy self-sufficient water purification devices ensure water quality and safety through on-device sensors and machine learning algorithms. We've deployed 8,000 of these devices in Mwanza, Tanzania, bringing safe water access to over 40,000 people.

  • FOOD SECURITY

    With advanced biomass technology, we've developed clean cookstoves that cost less than $4, increase energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions by 60%. We've distributed over 20,000 of these cookstoves in Sierra Leone and India. Our vertical farm projects in Uganda have helped 2,000 young people start home based farming enterprises and work towards food security.

  • EMERGENCY SHELTERS

    We pioneer completely energy independent collapsible "shelter kits" for people displaced from their homes due to natural disasters. Each unit can be assembled into a house for 4 people in less than 30 minutes with no specialized tools, and is nearly 7x cheaper than conventional shelters. We are building these units to provide emergency housing to survivors who lost their homes in flash floods in India and Indonesia.

 

innovation

  • LOCAL INVOLVEMENT

    We don't know it all. Partnering with local communities helps us make the best decisions for our projects.

  • TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

    We develop extremely low-cost breakthrough solutions at the intersection of design, engineering and applied AI.

  • ON-GROUND IMPACT

    We help bring safe water access, food security, and solutions to end survival mode living to the most affected.

100% PROMISE

At Green the Gene we've always believed in the power of complete transparency. We use 100% of your donation to develop and deploy breakthrough technologies that help communities in immediate and acute crisis situations. Being completely volunteer run allows us to minimize our overheads and focus all our resources on environmental projects. Our research and other operating expenses are covered by our group of private donors.

 

team

FOUNDING STORY

Madhav Datt founded Green the Gene as a small environmental club in school when he was 8 years old.

We’re a dedicated team of young volunteers working hard to change trajectories around the world.

  • 62 COUNTRIES

  • 7,000+ VOLUNTEERS

  • MILLIONS IMPACTED

 

partners

 

contact

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