So it has been just over two weeks since registration opened, and I cannot believe the response so far! As some of you may remember, I came on as the administrator about six weeks before the 2018 finals, so this is my first time seeing everything from the beginning. While I expected teams to be registering already, I am still impressed by the response. We have had teams registering from Egypt, Zimbabwe, the United States and Pakistan so far. It truly amazes me how far this competition reaches, how many lives it has touched. Thousands of students across the globe can claim to be Clean Tech Competition alumni, which means that thousands across the globe hold a sustainable future as a primary goal of their lives. This is what gives me hope for the future. Not the large companies or governments that are initiating changes, the response of everyday citizens in making a difference. While it may not seem like much, it is this change in the collective thought process that forces large organizations to adapt to the will of the people. Together, we can defeat the damage done in the last two centuries!