Two students at Jericho High School in Long Island, New York, took on a social innovation challenge to create a sustainable school.

November 10, 2023

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Two students at Jericho High School in Long Island, New York, took on a social innovation challenge to create a sustainable school.

Arjun Bindra and his brother, Jeevan, along with their friend Yashwin Shaja, developed an app called Evergreen to collect data on favorite foods. This information goes to creating better foods and preventing food from being wasted.

"I thought I could create a solution to help schools be more sustainable, help students have better food, and possibly prevent food from being wasted," Arjun said.

"We understand what dishes people like, what ingredients people like, and how we could use those ingredients to create something new," Jeevan said.

The goal for the app, which will get its start in colleges before moving to high schools, is to adjust lunch menus to eliminate waste.

"We can sort of track the data on how students consume foods and show them to the schools to maximize the foods they want to produce to be best for students overall," Shaja said.

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