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The grass is greener in the future

Organized by: Jesse Miguel

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THE STORY:

We all want to change the world for the better. We may not know how to or feel we have a place in the effort, but we all hear the calling within. The problem is, we don't see the problem, until it has already affected us. I live in California, where we have been living through the most severe drought in the last 1,200 years, according to a study published in an American Geophysical Union journal. The drought currently encompasses over 98% of California, but according to gov. Jerry Brown “It’s Not Just A California Drought Problem, It’s A Problem With Our Whole Food System”. California is the world’s fifth-largest supplier of food and produces a majority of American fruits, vegetables, and nuts: 99 percent of artichokes, 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, 95 percent of garlic, 89 percent of cauliflower, 71 percent of spinach, and 69 percent of carrots (and the list goes on and on). No other state, or even a combination of states, can match California’s output per acre. California governor Jerry Brown made an executive order that requires cities and towns to cut 25% of water use. This is where we come in. I want to start a water friendly relandscaping business. I see a future where residential communities, world wide, ditch their wasteful lawn, in exchange for a water friendly landscape. This move will save time, money, and most importantly water. This is extremely economical while at the same time creates a beautiful California atmosphere. I definitely see this catching like wild fire. All I need is a couple of expensive tools and a little bit of elbow grease. I have high hopes for this project and hope you see the same potential. I would much rather get a loan, however, being young, I have no credit and no support. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to change the world for the better.

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