Transforming pollution from cars

Environmentally damaging emissions from cars aren’t limited to carbon dioxide (for those with catalytic converters, anyway). There is also soot – particulate carbon. Particulates are a particular problem for diesel engines, and car manufacturers have struggled to address the problem. Just ask Volkswagen.

Today, I gave to this Kickstarter campaign. This enterprising group in Singapore developed a way to capture carbon particulate emissions at the tailpipe and turn those particles into something useful – ink for pens and markers. They’ve had successful pilots in India and are ready to commercialize. I’ll get a pen, for my donation, which contains about 40 minutes of a car’s emissions. That’s one mighty pen.Imagine if we all used a pen like that one?

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How you can raise your civic engagement one civic act at a time

Don’t feel helpless or that you don’t have enough time. Civic engagement starts with a single act. I’m here to help you focus on what you believe in, commit to a plan of action and take that first act.

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