The New York City community needs to develop more of a sustainable mentality to protect ourselves and preserve our cities, such as using products like Solar Roadways and solar panels and constructing buildings that are capable of withstanding natural disasters like earthquakes. George Stavropoulos, a Form V student at The Browning School, is a native New Yorker and 3rd generation Greek-American. Interests in community involvement and passion for education inspired him to mentor lower school students in after-school robotics classes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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