How could camels contribute to Australia’s sustainable future? Can alternative urban habitats help protect our bees? And how can people living in high-density areas better connect with nature?
These questions will be answered when three RMIT students present their ideas as part of the Sustainable Living Festival on Friday, 13 February.
The students are finalists of the RMIT Green Innovators Competition and will have their ideas judged by a panel of industry experts in the special event at the Sustainable Living Hub.
Finalists and projects:
- Jess Mew: Docking Life – A public environment engagement installation is a sustainable installation encouraging people to experience and connect with nature in high-density, urban areas.
- Rik McKenzie: Camel Milk Dairy Co-Operative Network envisions a nation-wide network that helps farmers in drought-affected regions by turning the camel into a rich resource.
- Lachlan Major: The Melissa Hive – Urban Bee Habitats rethinks our relationship with bees to create an alternative urban habitat that protects the dwindling bee population.
Finalists, all studying the Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours), were chosen from an impressive pool of inter-disciplinary applicants from across RMIT, with the winner to be awarded a $2000 prize that can be used to help further the progress of their project.
This is the fourth year RMIT has run the Green Innovators Competition, which is proudly supported by RMIT’s Sustainability Committee. The Sustainable Living Festival runs from 7 February to 1 March.
What: RMIT Green Innovators Competition
When: Friday 13 February, 12:30pm–1:30pm
Where: Sustainable Living Festival Hub (City Square, corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne)
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