Title

SEEDLET

Location

Room A112

Advisor(s)

Andrea Stuiber; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

1-5-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 10:20 AM

Abstract

Jewelry is commonly thrown away or abandoned when the owner loses interest. This results in the product just gathering dust in a drawer or finding its way to the nearest landfill. Whether it be the landfill or the drawer, the article of jewelry is not meeting a pleasant end. In order to combat this problem, the group has found a solution which combines both the beauty in jewelry along with being environmentally friendly.

The Seedlet is a completely eco-friendly bracelet or necklace made out of biodegradable materials(biodegradable yarn, natural wood, etc). Located on the Seedlet is an interchangeable charm which contains seeds of a certain plant. The Seedlet as a whole and the charm is plantable. Meaning that if the owner were tired of the product, they could plant it and grow a designated plant. The primary problem which the Seedlet seeks to solve is deforestation. By using jewelry with plantable charms containing tree seeds, the team hopes for people to be more willing to better the environment by planting their unused jewelry. The Seedlet is also not only aimed toward trees, it can also contain seeds of natural fruits, vegetables, and even flowers. By using the seeds of natural fruits, vegetables, and even flowers the Seedlet could inspire or teach people how to garden and plant. Due to being both helpful in teaching people how to plant and being helpful to the environment by combating deforestation, the Seedlet is an effective and eco-friendly product which combines both jewelry with helping the environment.

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SEEDLET

Room A112

Jewelry is commonly thrown away or abandoned when the owner loses interest. This results in the product just gathering dust in a drawer or finding its way to the nearest landfill. Whether it be the landfill or the drawer, the article of jewelry is not meeting a pleasant end. In order to combat this problem, the group has found a solution which combines both the beauty in jewelry along with being environmentally friendly.

The Seedlet is a completely eco-friendly bracelet or necklace made out of biodegradable materials(biodegradable yarn, natural wood, etc). Located on the Seedlet is an interchangeable charm which contains seeds of a certain plant. The Seedlet as a whole and the charm is plantable. Meaning that if the owner were tired of the product, they could plant it and grow a designated plant. The primary problem which the Seedlet seeks to solve is deforestation. By using jewelry with plantable charms containing tree seeds, the team hopes for people to be more willing to better the environment by planting their unused jewelry. The Seedlet is also not only aimed toward trees, it can also contain seeds of natural fruits, vegetables, and even flowers. By using the seeds of natural fruits, vegetables, and even flowers the Seedlet could inspire or teach people how to garden and plant. Due to being both helpful in teaching people how to plant and being helpful to the environment by combating deforestation, the Seedlet is an effective and eco-friendly product which combines both jewelry with helping the environment.

 

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