Turn Grease Into Fuel is a youth group that gets local restaurants to donate their kitchen grease to be recycled into fuel.
A bunch of 15 year olds can actually change the world.
People in England can’t all afford to heat their homes in the harsh winters. In her fifth grade, Cassandra Lin learned that used cooking oil can be converted into cheap, clean-burning biodiesel to heat homes. Guess what the little girl did with this information?
In 2008, Lin founded TGIF – Turn Grease Into Fuel, a youth group that gets local restaurants to donate their kitchen grease to be recycled and shared with charities that identify families that need heating assistance. The network of local businesses and charities that Lin and her team created is itself a well-oiled machine that addresses the need of community members and reduces waste and population.
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