The path to zero waste.
The White House is recognizing ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world. Every week they are identifying “Champions of Change” and featuring their stories on the White House’s website. Sierra Energy’s story and our President, Mike Hart were featured on the Champions blog, on August 8th, 2011.
Mr. Hart and Sierra Energy have found a way to convert something that the world has ample amount of- trash – into something the world can do an ample amount with- clean energy. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency has named Mr. Hart an “Environmental Hero.” “We have a choice about energy,” he says, “we can either buy polluting oil from overseas or we can profitably create jobs in America by creating cleaner, more efficient energy at home.” From clearing expanding landfills to enabling battlefield soldiers to produce fuel from the waste they already generate, the possibilities of this technology are untold. The beneficial results of a company harnessing existing technology, while innovating for the future, though, are indisputable.