The B!G Idea Dashboard > Team > Green Farmers

Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

Our team decided to take on this challenge as we feel since we come from a rural community, this problem relates to us and others around us that we know. We experience or have witnessed these problems which helps us to come up with solutions as we have seen farmers on the other side of these problems. We can use this to our advantage to come up with more appropriate answers that will have a high percentage chance of working.

What have you learned about the challenge that you didn't know before?

Installing Wind turbines on agricultural land allows farmers to continue using their land for farming while generating clean energy simultaneously. Extending the life cycle, reducing waste, and enhancing the recycling of wind turbine materials are important strategies to promote sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of wind energy systems. Economic benefits from wind energy include employment, lower bills arising from imported fossil fuels, a stable income for landowners who lease their land for wind farm development, income for local authorities through rates, and increased competition in the energy market which helps to lower costs for end users.

Outline the specific problem you would like to solve for your Hero and two or three solutions you think would help.

The specific problem we are willing to solve is the financial effect many farmers face now with the pressure being put on them to switch to greener machinery. We have come up with solutions to solve this by encouraging Tom Jones to plant many solar panels around the farm to reduce the cost of electricity and he will have additional money in the long run to invest in other areas on the farm.

Ask your Mentor anything.

How farmers can save money and help the environment at the same time. What ways we can help them by coming up with an idea to save money and help the environment.

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