U startup "Soil" is a social media platform to connect users with their local community.

Get Connected to the Environment

Do you ever stare at our phone aimlessly, even when there’s nothing to look at? Recent U communication graduate Keilian Meyer has created an app to help. It eliminates wasted time — and wasted resources. Social Organic Innovative Learning (SOIL) will connect users to environmental events and information for their local community. “That’s the most efficient form of sustainability — building a community so you’re less reliant on non-renewable resources and more dependent on each other,” Meyer said. SOIL is in development with plans to launch in early 2016.

Find this article and a lot more in the 2016 “Student Innovation @ the U” report. The publication is presented by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to celebrate student innovators, change-makers and entrepreneurs.

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