TEDxUbud Saturday

TEDxUbud Saturday

The Bio Bus team is buzzing with frantic and exciting energy today, as we prepare for our presentation at TEDxUbud this saturday! We have Kyla and Maxwell repeating lines, and practicing continuously. We have a team of hard working students bottling, cleaning, and putting stickers on 300 (!!) bottles of soap. The talk will also be broadcasted live at the Rumah Sanur, where we will also be having a booth! Feel free to head over and support our presenters! The Bio Bus will be helping with transportation. If you are in need of a ride, please email us at bio.bus@greenschool.org.
But that’s not all! On friday we will be hosting a car wash! Bring your cars over to the green school parking lot for the “greenest car wash in Bali.” We’ll be using Bio Soap, and all the grey water contributes to watering the grass, instead of being thrown away. It will be 50,000 per car, and 20,000 per scooter. For more information, please contact Emma through emma.titley@greenschool.org.
We will also be selling Bio Bus T-shirts, and providing more jerry cans this friday at farmer’s market! Don’t forget to treat yourself to one of our shirts, and get yourself a jerry can, fully immersing yourself in cleaning up the environment.
Speaking of jerry cans, our grease police went to Canggu today, and we collected up to 228 litres of used cooking oil!
Bio Bus also has a snapchat now! Follow @gsbiobus to get updates on what happens behind the scenes. We update every wednesday!
The team would also like to remind you that the Bio Bus is always up for sponsorships. If you are organisation interested in working with us, please contact us. We would love to have your logo on our bus!
Cross Country vs. Bio Bus

Cross Country vs. Bio Bus

With a big event like cross country last week, it was easy to get distracted by trying to cheer on all our friends. Nevertheless, our team still managed to get our work done! Today we collected 180 litres of used cooking oil in total, which only encourages us to collect even more over the next few days! We hope you’ve also started getting involved! Remember you can always pick up your own personal jerry can to become a grease police officer, and help us take used cooking oil out of the black market supply chain!
We realised today that preparing for the TEDxUbud Talk was harder than we thought! A special thanks to the interns who helped us bottle around, 100 little bottles of soap today. That leaves only 200 more to go!
Don’t forget to come watch and support our fellow Bio Bus members on the 28th of May, where they’ll be speaking about our story, and accomplishments. The presentation will also be broadcasted live at the Rumah Sanur. Bio Bus will be helping with transportation, for those who would like a ride. If you are interested in hopping on for a ride, please email bio.bus@greenschool.org.
An Abundance of Used Cooking Oil

An Abundance of Used Cooking Oil

The shock and excitement of having so many students join the Bio Bus still hasn’t worn off. It is still such an amazing thing to see all these people who are here working hard in helping us build, and spread awareness of our project.Today we had not one, but TWO groups go out to collect Used Cooking Oil. We had one group go to Sanur, and the other to Canggu. We managed to collect around 288 litres of UCO!
Yes, that’s a lot! But can you guess how much we collected last week? We created a 72 hour cooking oil collection challenge, and at the end of it managed to get more than 400 litres of used cooking later! We were all so surprised and overwhelmed by this fantastic accomplishment.
Remember, you can also help us cut the black market supply chain on UCO, by simply picking up your own jerry can at the Bio Bus office, and collecting UCO from around your community. Then dropping your oil off at the office again. This is already a massive contribution as it not only fuels our bus, but takes these unhealthy re-used oils out of our oceans and bodies.
Besides all this, today we also had eight interns, from all around Indonesia, come in to see what the Bio Bus is all about. Because we have so many differing jobs, each intern experienced different parts of the Bio Bus. While some went for Grease Police, others went to make soap. Some joined us in a really interesting sustainable design workshop. This workshop helped us take a look at our direct and indirect stakeholders. From this we gained knowledge on some potential projects we could pursue. It was such a cool opportunity to be a part of, and we are super excited to have so many potential ideas and projects to work on for bettering the future of the Bio Bus, and that of clean transportation.
Don’t forget to watch and support our TEDxUbud Talk on the 28th of May, where Kyla and Maxwell will be speaking about our story, and accomplishments.  The presentation will also be broadcasted live at the Rumah Sanur. Bio Bus will be helping with transportation, for those who would like a ride. If you are interested in hopping on for a ride, please email bio.bus@greenschool.org.