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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Natascia Radice
  • Director Lippy
  • Composer Austin de Lone
  • Narrator Addison Anderson


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Learn here about a pilot initiative to crowdsource used vegetable oil recycling by using the schools in each city as a drop-off center. Learn more here.
Learn how to make biodiesel in this MAKE tutorial. However, this is a project that involves toxic and inflammable chemicals and should only be carried out in the presence and supervision of adults.