Girls are the answer
Girls Are the Answer
Want to address water pollution? Girls Are the Answer.
Want to reduce carbon emissions? Girls Are the Answer.
Want to build a more sustainable future for all? Girls Are the Answer.
Girl’s education in technology, leadership, and entrepreneurship is the most powerful lever in fighting climate change.
When girls have access to technology and entrepreneurship education, they create solutions that make a positive impact on their communities and environment. We’ve seen this year after year in Technovation Girls, where the top two issues addressed by girls around the world are health and the environment.
Educating and empowering girls strengthens climate strategies
- Girls with leadership opportunities go on to create positive environmental outcomes for their communities.
- Girls with STEM education have the opportunity to participate in green jobs and transform economic systems
- When girls have greater social and political status, their communities have lower climate footprints
Source: Brookings Institute, 2021
Technovation is committed and equipped to empower girls around the world to make positive impacts on their communities and lead positive change for the planet and wellbeing for all.
Technovation Girls are taking action for the planet
Young people are increasingly worried about climate change. A 2021 study found that 59% of young people are very or extremely worried about climate change, and 84% were at least moderately worried. That same study found that young people feel more betrayed than reassured by governmental responses to climate change. So they’re taking action themselves.
Every year, the second most popular problem girls address with their Technovation Girls projects are those related to the environment and sustainability. The examples featured on this page are just a handful of the hundreds of climate solutions girls have developed in recent years.
Technovation's Climate Curriculum
In 2023, Technovation released additional curriculum units to support teams interested in developing climate-focused projects. These units address Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Responsible Production and Consumption (SDG 12), and Climate Action (SDG 13). There is also a technical tutorial to support students in developing their technology projects.
We are particularly proud to have developed these units in partnership with Technovation alumnae, who were mentored by Natalie Lao at the App Inventor foundation, Dave Wolber from Thunkable, and Mark Friedman, the cofounder of MIT App Inventor.