Earth Hour 2016

Earth Hour 2016

Last weekend, Bio Bus was invited to attend the Earth Hour in Lapangan Puputan, Denpasar. We held a booth where people could ask questions about the Bio Bus and Bio Soap. People were asking whether it was actually possible to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel (to which we replied, yes! Of course!) and what exactly is bio diesel, what is the process of making it, what is glycerin? And why did we make soap from it? This caused much discussion, as we had many local students take interest in our stand. As it got later, we continued to spread our message and raise awareness by offering rides on the Bio Bus. Inside the bus we  were giving them information on our initiative, and what they can do to help. One of us (Maxwell) got interviewed by the MCs. They asked him questions on who we are, what we do, and a general summary. It was only towards the end of the interview that we noticed, he had a balloon attached to the hand he was holding the mic with. All in Green School spirit!
In the end, we were buzzing with how great it was to have a more local experience. It was different to what we were used too, but definitely an interesting learning opportunity to be a part of.
Bio Bus is also looking for sponsorships! If you are organisation interested in working with us, please contact us. We would love to have your logo on our bus.
Lastly, the Bio Bus has recently developed some hard bar soaps. Lookout for our new product which we will be releasing soon!
Global Issues Network 2016

Global Issues Network 2016

Last week, the Bio Bus attended the Global Issues Network (GIN) conference. It was such a fun and interesting experience in so many ways. First off, we got to do our own workshop, in which we did a quick 5 minute presentation on who/what we are and then made some soap! The students in the workshop seemed really enthusiastic about making soap, because when we finished, and we realised we have extra materials they were more than willing to make more! It was really fun, and we encountered a few others who didn’t get to attend our workshop, who really wished they had.

It was also really interesting to sit in on some of the other workshops that were being held at the conference. There were also some extremely mind opening speakers involved in the conference that was definitely worth the listen. The discussion part between students and speaker, towards the end of their talk, was also full of intelligent and well thought out questions and answers. All in all, it was a very impactful and fulfilling experience, and we hope to be able to attend more things like this, to continue to spread our message!

We have recently been invited to attend an event this Saturday for Earth Hour. We are going to have a booth there to further spread awareness of what the Bio Bus does and how we do it. The event starts at 4:30 in Puputan Park in Denpasar, and ends at 9:30. Come support us and join the Earth Hour!