➡️A 14-year-old schoolgirl is in the running to win a £1 million eco-prize from Prince William.

☀️🇮🇳Vinisha Umashankar has invented a cart which runs on five hours of sunshine to transform a traditional trade in India


🔧While others her age were on school strikes to protest about climate change, Vinisha Umashankar turned her hand to engineering
🇮🇳There are currently around 10 million ironing carts in her country running on #charcoal

❌The carts burn constantly throughout the day causing lung disease and high levels of #pollution.

📸NurPhoto via Getty Images
🧪After developing an interest in science when she received an encyclopedia for her fifth birthday, Vinisha is now a finalist in the Duke of Cambridge's Earthshot Prize.

She joins 14 others in the running for five £1 million prizes
🛳️Ms Umashankar is already receiving advice on how to scale her invention to sell it at an affordable price in India, before exporting across #Asia and #Africa
🗣️"Our Earth needs best 'shots' to become cleaner and greener – you’re never too young to make a difference," she said
➡️Five winners of the prize will be selected by the Earthshot Prize Council.

They will receive £1 million in prize money at the inaugural ceremony on October 17
🔎Read about the other innovators in the running for the prize here 👇


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