JONNY COHEN

GREENSHIELDS

“We’re friendly science nerds making school buses aerodynamic for better gas mileage.”

Story

Little brothers blowing up stuff, sewing self-built video cameras into Beanie Babies to spy on their older sister, building remote-controlled Nerf guns – we already love them! Jonny kept his older sister, Azza, on edge since he was four years old. When he jumped into her room proclaiming to revolutionize school buses, Azza was no more thrilled than she was by his cheeseburger machine. But Jonny had discovered that buses’ bulky shape defied logical principals of aerodynamics. Soon, they were both fiddling with polycarbonate shields, self-built air tunnels and climbing over donated buses to test ‘GreenShields’, reducing drag and improving gas mileage. The $30 shields create up to 20% fuel savings! For half a million buses, this adds up to annual savings of $400 million! Adventurous nerds, you can fiddle the future!

[ ENERGY ]

AGE : 12

  • DO IT 60%
  • REACH 20%
  • EFFECTS 40%
  • RISK 30%

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