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Alexis Ringwald ’05, ’06MEM, & Caroline Howe ’07

First there was the French Fry Mobile, driving around the U.S. on used fast-food grease to demonstrate that biodiesel works. Now comes the India Climate Solutions Road Tour, conceived by Alexis Ringwald ’05, ’06MEM, and Caroline Howe ’07. The two took part in a mostly Indian-led “Climate Caravan,” touring the subcontinent in an Indian-made electric car, retrofitted with a longer-lasting battery and a solar roof that boosted its range to 100 miles per charge. The goal, Howe blogged, was “a wake up call to consumers and policy makers across the world to drive change by reinventing the global auto industry.” If that seems too modest, the sponsoring organization, the India Climate Youth Network, also used the road tour to train and inspire other young environmental activists.

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