Anai Green is one of four winners in the annual Women4Climate Tech Challenge. The organization Women4Tech is led by female mayors, scientists, investors, entrepreneurs, and activists on a mission to create an inclusive and diverse space for the innovation, environment, and technology sectors. The tech challenge is to promote projects led by women, which must be scalable in other cities. Topics run the spectrum, from air quality to urban sustainability.
Green, an industrial and product designer, found victory from Lumiweave, a sustainable textile that offers both light and shade for urban outdoor spaces. The soft fabric combines solar PV cells, which directly convert light to electricity, with LED technologies to create canopies and umbrellas of all sizes, which offer a solution to reduce rising temperatures due to climate change. Green attended Bezalel Design School and worked for time in Japan before opening a design studio in Tel Aviv, where her winning product will be implemented.
Women4Climate is an initiative by C40, which aims to “empower and inspire the next generation of climate leaders” through leadership events, mentorship programs, and highlighting the key role women play in championing climate action in cities. Almost 100 cities are part of the organization, Tel Aviv joined in 2017. Of the project, the C40 Chair says “When women have the chance to innovate, invent and lead, our economies, our families, and our environment are better off. The Women4Climate Tech Challenge puts the power of saving our planet in the hands of women — bringing bold solutions to our cities and placing them at the forefront of our global effort to combat the climate crisis.”