Zero Waste Initiative

Many people do not know that most waste has value and what to do with unwanted resources when they are finished with them. This initiative intends to change the paraigym of thinking around waste and develop systems and networks to manage and utilizeall forms of waste.

Affordable & portable water storage tanks

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Whether alone or used as part of a larger system, the water storage tank allows for a readily-available supply of water (doesn't require water at the moment of usage to be pumped from the well). The latest of Proximity design is the Pyit Taing Taung, or "Sturdy Boy", a 250 gallon capacity tank designed for complete portability, durability and affordability. Made of PVC impregregnated canvas with a plastic rim, the Pyit Taing Taung is stored flat and grows into a freestanding tank as it is filled with water. When connected to a pump and a hose, or a drip set, it can help make irrigation a one-man, or one-woman, job. Whether alone or used as part of a larger system, the water storage tank serves an

Design Thinking


“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.” — Tim Brown, president and CEO of IDEO IDEO--the leader implementor of design thinking methodology--designed the OpenIDEO platform with a heavy emphasis on design thinking principals. This starts during the research phase of the solutioning process, where particular value is placed on ideas that empathize with the needs of the target population. As this research is translated into many different actable ideas, those that strike the best balance between desirability, feasibility, and viability, are further developed.


This solution addresses utilizing single use plastics in construction in Global for Underprivileged communities