My name is Alexander Tsao.
I am a student from Seattle, Washington.
Living in the Pacific Northwest, I was raised to be passionate about the environment and conserving our home.
We all have our own definition of home.
I consider my home to be the dense forest that surrounds our region, the important people in my life, and my best friend, Jinger.
Jinger is my eleven-year-old rescue who my family treats like a royalty.
Seeing the amazing life that we can give to Jinger makes me want to give every dog the opportunity to be treated with love and care.
Six years ago, I began rock climbing and am currently a competitive climber.
During a weekly team practice, I noticed that the rope I was using was a completely different color than the day prior. This sparked the question, What happens to the ropes after they become too old to use?
After extensive research and contacting gym owners, I discovered that safety regulations require climbing gyms to freq
This wasteful practice leads to massive environmental damage. I knew that I needed an idea that would reduce the thousands of ropes that are simply thrown away.
A lightbulb came on in my head: I would upcycle the used ropes into dog leashes.
My leashes are sold in local markets and online.
100% of the profits go to no-kill animal shelters and local charities.
I also donate leashes local no-kill shelte