Sustainable Landfill Design Inspired by Mangroves
Kennesha is a high school student in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the 9 national eeBLUE Young Changemakers of 2023 who is tackling an industry that has affected her family's life and millions of others worldwide: waste management. Four years ago, she began designing a landfill design called RootPipes, which emulated the root-like structure of mangroves to reduce methane emissions. With COVID arising a year later, she resolved to test the efficiency of her design in her backyard with $300, finding that her design collected 78% more methane. Now, she is looking to fundraise money to test out her design at her local farm through her GoFundMe.
To learn more about Kennesha's design, read this feature with one of her partners, Ten Strands. Her work has been recognized by international science fairs, multiple media outlets, and she has partnered with leading organizations like the Sierra Club, Waste Management, and multiple universities. Feel free to reach out to her on LinkedIn!