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Forward Focus Podcast Series: Cassandra Lin

What do the letters T.G.I.F. mean to you? To young innovator and 2011 Future Trends Keynote Speaker Cassandra Lin, they stand for Turn Grease Into Fuel, a project she created that takes a step towards waste-free communities. The TGIF project encourages restaurants to donate used cooking grease to be turned into fuel for needy families, is currently working with 104 restaurants and has provided the equivalent of $32,000 worth of energy thus far.

Cassandra joined me recently for the second episode of our 2011 Forward Focus Podcast Series to discuss the project and her other visions for the future. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Cassandra is an Award Winning Community Problem Solver, U.S. delegate at the UNEP Children & Youth Conference, and Creator of Project TGIF. This October she will be presenting "Collaborating Youth to Change the World" at the 2011 Future Trends conference. To learn more, download the brochure here.

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Want to learn more about the TGIF project? Check out their official YouTube video below.

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Michelle LeBlanc is a Social Media Strategist at IIR USA with a specialization in marketing. She may be reached at