Enactus USA Students Decrease Town Pollution, Create Sustainable Fuel Source
Grease or goldmine, what do you see?
Can students make an impact on town pollution? An Enactus team in the United States did just that, while also creating a sustainable fuel source. The team found a way to collect used cooking oil and turn it into a sustainable diesel fuel for a trucking company. Before the project, cooking oil was disposed of incorrectly, causing the city’s pipelines to become clogged. The students got the city to install an oil collection bin in the recycling center and placed bins in three apartment buildings and five businesses. Through this effort, the team recycled 900 tons of cooking oil in three years and city pipelines went from 75% to 25% clogged.
Enactus is an international organization dedicated to enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. We provide a platform for university students to collaborate with business and academic leaders in the development of entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. The quality and impact of the students’ projects are evaluated by leading executives through a series of regional, national and global competitions. The Enactus experience not only transforms the lives of the people we serve, it also transforms the lives of the students as they develop into entrepreneurially-minded, socially-responsible leaders.