Greenhouse gas emissions are a leading cause of climate change, and one youth has a solution. Meet Kennesha Garg, a senior at American High School in San Francisco, who developed a system—RootPipes—that uses pipes to more effectively remove gasses from landfills and ultimately create a safer world.
Kennesha Garg, a senior at American High School in the San Francisco Bay Area, is passionate about researching anthropogenic impact and championing sustainable innovations and policies. Her work on landfills has been recognized by Waste Today, MSW Management, E&E News, and more, and she has won international awards from Junior Science & Humanities Symposium and Regeneron ISEF. She also works with NOAA, NAAEE, the Sierra Club, and Mind & Planet to promote climate literacy and minimize youth eco-anxiety. She conducts biomimetic research at Arizona State, Villanova, and UC Santa Cruz.