Prince William announces his first 15 Earthshot Prize finalists
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Prince William has announced the first 15 finalists of his £50million Earthshot Prize, which aims to encourage the world's greatest problem-solvers to find answers to the planet's biggest environment problems. |
The finalists include a 14-year-old student who proposes using solar energy to replace charcoal to power millions of roadside ironing carts in India; a land-based coral farm in the Bahamas to restore dying coral reefs; a community project in Congo devoted to protecting gorillas; and a Kenyan enterprise that turns organic waste into fertiliser and insect protein for farmers.
Five winners will be chosen next month from the 15 finalists, and each will receive a grant worth £1million pounds. In addition, 14 global companies and brands, including Microsoft, Unilever, Ikea and Walmart, have agreed to support and scale the ideas developed by the finalists.
Link: Daily Mail