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Meet the energy entrepreneurs who are making our future more sustainable
Have you ever considered what the future of energy looks like? Finding answers to the questions of tomorrow is at the heart of Shell’s global #makethefuture campaign.
Shell have been working with some of the brightest energy entrepreneurs to look at how we can make the future a bright one. With a little help from worldwide megastars, a Countdown queen, a football legend, and some unexpected guests along the way, Shell is collaborating with others to work towards creating a future with access to more and cleaner energy for all.
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From Santa Marta to Lagos, #makethefuture is the movement that’s bringing sustainable, innovative solutions to communities with limited electricity access. With over 1 billion people still without access to energy, it’s time we all took the step to make a change and Shell are aiming to lead the way. Stimulating conversation and inspiring the next generation of energy entrepreneurs is at the heart of all things #makethefuture — after all, it’s the bright young minds of the next generation that will lead us forward.
Shell are not only looking to stimulate the conversation around energy access and how we can create a future that’s safe for us all; they have been busy putting showcased energy ideas into action across the world. The #makethefuture movement started in 2014 in one of Rio’s favelas with Pavegen and Pele, and in 2015 moved on to Lagos, Nigeria, where a collaboration with musical superstar Akon launched another football pitch that’s powered by the kinetic energy from the feet that run across it . Currently #makethefuture can be found in Kenya, where GravityLight are rolling out their invention to curb the use of dangerous kerosene lamps and simultaneously provide reliable lighting to homes and businesses in energy poor villages across the country. In 2017, #makethefuture will continue on making a positive change in Brazil, where Insolar are harnessing the power of the plentiful sun to bring sustainable lighting to community areas of favela. Bright ideas can take you everywhere!
Shell supports a range of energy startups in their mission to make the future a brighter, safer place with abundant access to clean energy. The bright sparks from bio-bean , GravityLight and Pavegen are among these startups, highlighting the potential of processes as simple as waste recycling, the force of gravity and a little bit of walking to revolutionise the energy space, bringing safe, clean energy to all corners of our home planet. Can you imagine how many steps are taken worldwide each and every minute? Imagine if those steps were creating energy for our world!
Shell has invited the world to join in the conversation about the future of our cities, our homes and our lives. Today’s questions will really #makethefuture, and together with some of the brightest young entrepreneurial minds of today Shell is paving the way towards what could be a cleaner, brighter future for us all. Take the pledge today yourself and see just how far your ideas can go .
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