In this TEDx talk, organized at TEDxYouth@HIXS, 15-year-old NailaMoloo speaks about the numerous projects that she is working on to combat the climate crisis, from duckweed bioplastics to transparent and flexible solar cells.
NailaMoloo is a 15-year old environmental researcher, one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, and a best-selling author, having written the ‘Chronicles of Illusion: The Blue Wild. Based in Ottawa, Canada, she is an innovator that is passionate about leveraging technology to address the global consumption of fossil fuels and aims to make an impact in the sustainability sector. She is passionate about solar energy, where she has designed a transparent and flexible perovskite solar cell. She also writes environmental articles for Medium and Green AQ TeC. She is currently working for Carleton University, where she is developing a Bioplastic from duckweed. Her latest area of exploration is machine learning. When she’s not learning, she’s probably reading, playing sports, or writing. Her debut novel that got published when she was 14 was a #1 bestseller in magical realism. She has spoken at Web Summit, attended the WXN Top 100 Women galas, and even received the Pollution Probe award. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx