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This is pretty incredible Paricha! You have certainly captured multiple entry-points as far as entering people's consciousness with a new way of thinking about renewable energy. Have you ever followed Design Week in Portland? One of the featured exhibits was with a clothing store highlighting waste and its effects (here's the link: http://artifactpdx.com/2014/08/13/artifact-presents-design-week-portland-event/) Perhaps working alongside local design authorities could prove useful. Awesome idea!

Thanks Meena! I would start by reaching out to organizations here in Portland that are already involved in this space such as local nonprofits like the Fruit Gleaning Project as well as others that work with youth, especially those focusing on employment. I would also reach out to the local government branch to see what kind of legislative action is possible or needed. Additionally, I would start researching the resource shared above by Jaime in her comment; it sounds like a workable model.

Oh, wow! No; I have not heard of this group. Thank you for providing these details. I will be sure to check out their website.

Cheers Jaime!