em(POWER) energy group, inc.

em[POWER] seeks to revitalize waste scavenging communities throughout the world using a modular and scalable cooperative development model based on renewable resources. By coordinating and streamlining the waste utilization process of waste scavengers, the em[POWER] model will improve the sorting efficiency of recyclables, turn organic waste and waste water into electricity, creation of high quality compost, and provide the nucleus for a host of community-owned businesses. This will in turn provide community access to electricity, enhance educational opportunities, improve local health, and raise worker wages, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste overflow. By having a series of ...
Dec 9, 2013

Our DREAM Became A Reality!

Our DREAM Became A Reality! (Continuted from last update)

NOTE: another report will be submitted in January after em[POWER] travels to Thailand and Uganda this month!

Em[POWER] is gaining ground literally and figuratively on multiple fronts! First, thanks to the financial generosity of individual and corporate donors over these last few months; em[POWER] has been enabled to transition towards the most impactful and involved phase for our mission in Bangladesh.

It took several months for em[POWER] executives to acquire the proper land space on which to build a new sorting facility for the landfill community of Matuail, Bangladesh. This is mostly because of the complicated challenges posed by buying land internationally, and em[POWER]’s commitment to collaborate comprehensively with local forces every single step of the way. However, despite recent tragedies, hartals (protests), and a cyclone em[POWER] is enthused to announce that the construction and development for the sorting facility is underway!

Here in the U.S., em[POWER] has been continuing all fundraising efforts to ensure we keep building on the momentum of these long-awaited and promising developments. Em[POWER] was recently humbled with a $10,000 donation from Hewlett Packard Canada along with their guarantee for future involvement. This generous act has energized our efforts, and exemplified the direction and scale of our growth as we continue to climb towards a future in which your donations drastically influence the lives and livelihood of landfill workers.

First 24 Workers in the Em[POWER] Bangladesh Sorting Facility! (see images in PDF)

Our next year’s goal for Project Bangladesh: 40 Household level Source Separation, 1 Small Scale Anaerobic Biodigestor, 1 Composting Unit, 1 Agriculture Bed and 1 Fair Trade Product

Cost: $35,000

We need your support: Donations, Time, OR Technology

Here are ways to donate:

ay Through GlobalGiving (if you do not have paypal): http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-wastelands/ (you can also see how your funding will be used) [donations are MATCHED in DECEMBER]

Em[POWER] is working with multiple consulting agencies to restructure the overall organization at strategic level. It has expanded and grew its HR segment based on tremendous boom in its project portfolio. We are VERY excited for you to see all the great things going, especially with our new project site in Uganda! STAY TUNED!


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Sep 11, 2013

Overcoming Obstacles and Making Major Strides

Em[POWER] is gaining ground literally and figuratively on multiple fronts! First, thanks to the financial generosity of individual and corporate donors over these last few months; em[POWER] has been enabled to transition towards the most impactful and involved phase for our mission in Bangladesh.

It took several months for em[POWER] executives to acquire the proper land space on which to build a new sorting facility for the landfill community of Matuail, Bangladesh. This is mostly because of the complicated challenges posed by buying land internationally, and em[POWER]’s commitment to collaborate comprehensively with local forces every single step of the way. However, despite recent tragedies, hartals, and a cyclone em[POWER] is enthused to announce that the construction and development for the sorting facility is underway!

Here in the U.S., em[POWER] has been continuing all fundraising efforts to ensure we keep building on the momentum of these long-awaited and promising developments. Em[POWER] was recently humbled with a $10,000 donation from Hewlett Packard Canada along with their guarantee for future involvement. This generous act has energized our efforts, and exemplified the direction and scale of our growth as we continue to climb towards a future in which your donations drastically influence the lives and livelihood of landfill workers.

Fundraising aside, em[POWER] has been given an opportunity to hold two events this fall at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. This opportunity is due to the efforts of em[POWER]’s Executive Director, Ryan Integlia, Vice President, Nasir Uddin, and Director of University Relations, Tammy Hsu. Together these em[POWER] representatives have received funding from Rutgers University New Brunswick and Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs to host two events on Global Health related to our Project Blangladesh site!

As well as these two coming events that go hand-in-hand with em[POWER]’s ongoing projects and overall perspective on Global Health, we at em[POWER] helped organize the 2nd Annual International Duckweed Conference that took place from August 21 to August 24th at Rutgers New Brunswick. The organic utility of duckweed and the ongoing research that purports its significance has been an important side-project for em[POWER], and our ED, Ryan Integlia, continues to help find new ways to keep this important conversation going and growing. The keynote speaker of this year’s International Duckweed Conference was Mark Wright; he specializes in Biomass Conversion Technologies from Iowa State University.

Em[POWER] is working with multiple consulting agencies to restructure the overall organization at strategic level. It has expanded and grew its HR segment based on tremendous boom in its project portfolio. We are VERY excited for you to see all the great things going, especially with our new project site in Uganda! STAY TUNED! 


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May 13, 2013

Domestic Developments, Expansion, and Partnerships

For starters we were recognized once again for our multi-faceted Green operations model, first as a semi-finalist and honorable mention for Dr. Randall Pinkett’s Campus CEO Challenge thanks to an impromptu submission made by our Vice President and Co-Founder Nasir Uddin.

Nasir was also selected this month on behalf of em[POWER] as a winner for the2012 Henry P. Becton Volunteer Impact Awards through the generosity of Becton, Dickinson and Company. This award will grant em[POWER] $5,000 towards the goal of better implementing our sustainable model to improve the lives of millions affected by unacceptable conditions in landfill environments. We are happy to announce that Becton, Dickinson and Company plans to match donations from our fundraising initiatives! As if this was not enough to make our month, another generous organization will also be donating $10,000 to em[POWER] through Global Giving in the coming weeks. Nike has officially included us in their employee giving and volunteering program through Benevity.

We are honored and humbled for the recognition and resources that have been coming our way, yet most importantly we are further energized to build on this momentum towards future phases of our rigorous mission. Giving to em[POWER] will be even easier for donors, already having the option of GlobalGiving.com, and now with the added option GivingSomeThing.org.

Nasir attended the sixth-annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in St. Louis from April 5th to the 7th as a Waste Management Mentor representing em[POWER]. Where he formed many great partnership and relationship as well having the chance to talk and meet with Chelsea Clinton, Matthew Perry and many more ambassadors of well-known NGOs around the world. There were over 70 countries represented at this conference.

On the other side of the world, our project continues to grow. We will be sending out an update to everyone very soon. Here are some images of the site as it progresses: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.643181059040681.1073741827.263865670305557&type=3 

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