High school students from Green School recently presented and performed at the 2016 TEDxUbud focusing on environmental issues currently threatening Bali. These two examples of youth led environmental activism are amazing.
The Bio Bus story was told by Kyla Langotsky and Maxwell Hidajat- both members of the student led social enterprise that is the Bio Bus. Looking forward to their innovations in the coming school year as they continue to pioneer used cooking oil as biofuel for the school buses.
Used cooking oil is a major problem in Bali. The Bio Bus team has found a way to make this a thing of the past. Providing more than 1,800 biodiesel-fueled rides, the Bio Bus saves 3 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere every month. And the best part of it? This is a 100% student run social enterprise! Learn how students stepped out of the classroom and into the ‘real world’, allowing them to create change with a tangible impact.
Enter stage right, The Noble Material Roadshow, the traveling version of the musical performed by Green School Bali middle-school activist students and created by performing arts teacher, Sarita Pockell. Tackling the throw-away plastic problem in Bali, this musical takes a hard look at trash that is devastating the natural beauty of Bali, its beaches, and offers creative ideas of how all can help.
The Noble Material Roadshow debuted in 2015, was invited to perform at COP21 (The 2015 Paris Climate Conference), and COY11 (the Conference of Youth, also in Paris), and tours regularly around Bali.