Guerrilla Green Announces its TOP 4 Finalists

Guerrilla Green Announces its TOP 4 Finalists

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 09, 2013
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On Monday, April 8th, Guerrilla Green announced it's Round 3 Finalists, narrowing the competition down from 10 teams, to four. These teams have spent the last month doing everything from building irrigaton systems, to creating posters out of dirty air filters. A big congrats to all teams as they move onto the last round of the competition! Check out all of their amazing work below.




> NISKAYUNA AQUAPONICS

REGION: Northeast

LOCATION: Niskayuna, New York

SCHOOL: Niskayuna High School

TEAM MEMBERS:
Darius Irani
Anjuli Smith
Jason Tang
David Etkin

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DESCRIPTION: "What could be green, sustainable, solution that will impact our entire school and community? A Simple, Accessible, Self-Sustaining Education (SASSE) = Design + Plants + Fish = Niskayuna Aquaponics Project (NAP); our plan is to design and create an aquaponics system that is accessible to everyone, enrich education for students, and also provide healthy, organic food for the cafeteria. In the first phase, we will start up the aquaponics system using a simple design to grow green vegetables and culture fish in a recirculating system. In the second phase we will nurture the ecosystem and identify/develop lessons in science, technology, engineering, math and music (STEMM). In the third phase, we will work with organizations, to utilize and expand on the STEMM lessons and educate the community on sustainable environments."



> THE THIRSTY FOUNTAIN

REGION: South

LOCATION: Miami, Florida

SCHOOL: Design and Architecture Senior High

TEAM MEMBERS:
Oandy Naranjo
Gabriana Freire
Janos Gonzalez

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DESCRIPTION: "The Thirsty Fountain is a project to collect the water that is wasted and that runs off drinking fountains when one is drinking, (which our group has calculated to be about 7 fluid ounces of water for every 10 seconds that the drinking fountains are used) and reusing that water for practical uses i.e. Irrigation. The project also involves a social component, the water would be collected in clear containers as it runs off, so everyone that drinks can see the containers fill and be aware of how much water they are not putting to good use. Yet."



> WATER CONSERVATION SAN DIEGO

REGION: West

LOCATION: San Diego, California

SCHOOL: Mt. Carmel High School

TEAM MEMBERS:
Kaylin Dee
Anthony Truong

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DESCRIPTION: "Our plan is to change multiple school grass areas into a xeriscape, and compare them it to the water consuming fields. We will be finding typical requirements to create a xeriscape, replacing the water-needy grass area. This includes native and drought-resistant vegetation, new irrigation (drip water), rocks, and a new soil. Our goal is to implement this project in our school to inspire students to take action and conserve water. Showing a beautiful landscape that requires less maintenance, less money, and still reduces water consumption can show our peers that there are many sustainable ways of living that can be just as good as those that are grand, but damage the environment."



> PURE ZEPHYR

REGION: Midwest

* Pure Zephyr is a wildcard team from the South, but will be representing the Midwest Region.

LOCATION: Miami, Florida

SCHOOL: Design and Architecture Senior High

TEAM MEMBERS:
Eliza Hsuchen
Winnie Zhang
Cristina Gomez

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DESCRIPTION: "Breathing in dirty and stifling air can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks, and our school’s air filters are rarely ever changed. According to our sources, the air filters are changed once or twice a school year when it should be changed monthly. Being in an art school, we use many materials that create indoor pollutants. This is a big problem, so we want to propose our idea to use reusable air filters and allow the students to change them every month. This will promote the importance of clean and healthy air for the whole community."




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