#24 Global Innovation Team Improves Community

The Roth Pond Regatta is a Stony Brook tradition, and while some student groups are preparing to compete in the annual cardboard boat race on campus, the Global Innovation Team (GIT) is working hard to reduce the pond’s ongoing algae problem.

The club submitted a two-part plan; creating a buffer around the pond to prevent run-off and a floating island in the pond with plant roots that would soak up bad nutrients in the water.

Global Innovation Team aims to beautify Roth Pond.

GIT began implementing its Roth Pond plan after testing algae levels at the end of the fall 2016 semester.

GIT is also constructing a sustainable garden outside Nobel Halls, highlighting the residence buildings’ Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified status.

Besides working on those areas on campus, the club is also building a bike generator for the Office of Sustainability to show at Earthstock, Stony Brook’s celebration of Earth Day, as a way to highlight a form of sustainable energy and reducing plastic use on campus.

For more information, visit the GIT Facebook page.

Read more: http://www.stonybrook.edu/happenings/student-spotlight/global-innovation-team-improves-community-through-engineering-on-campus-and-beyond/