Earth911 Podcast: Zac Clark on the HomeMore Project

Earth911 Podcast: Zac Clark on the HomeMore Project

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Discussions concerning the plight of the homeless normally ignore the problem of sustainability, and there are definitely extra urgent considerations to be addressed when somebody is in disaster. Our visitor, Zac Clark of the HomeMore Project, has developed a complete method to serving to the greater than 10,000 homeless individuals in San Francisco escape from dwelling on the road.

The undertaking features a novel, solar-powered backpack fabricated from recycled plastic, the Makeshift Traveler, which he describes as a “short-term type of assist” that may assist preserve the person linked to society, household, providers, and new homes. The Makeshift Traveler supplies solar energy, a battery, and charging ports for gadgets that may doubtlessly join them to job alternatives. Using recycled supplies make this fascinating, however as we’ve talked about on the present many instances, there are tens of millions of {dollars} price of recyclables scattered throughout many cities and the digital options of the Makeshift Traveler may join homeless individuals searching for a dwelling to help them in making their first steps to organizing an revenue.

Zac Clark, founder of the HomeMore Project
Zac Clark, founding father of the HomeMore Project, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

We’ve talked on our podcast concerning the position of “trash selecting” in international locations with excessive recycling restoration charges. Zac addresses whether or not there are moral methods in San Francisco — which has one of the crucial superior recycling programs within the U.S. — to allow the homeless to start to earn a dwelling and contribute to lowering waste headed for landfills. You can be taught extra concerning the HomeMore Project at