Education/Enterprise
Bio Bus was originally created as a student initiative. Naturally, then, education has always been a big part of our enterprise. Bio Bus is incorporated into several classes here at the Green School, from the Wednesday Jalan Jalan program to math classes lead by the founder Kyle King. Bio Soap is another huge part of Bio Bus, but, perhaps surprisingly, it had humble beginnings. It started as a simple soap making Jalan Jalan class before turning into a full-fledged student enterprise project.

MATH AND MARKETING OF SOAP MAKING

Teacher: Kyle King and Dimo Pambudi

This course integrates mathematics and enterprise studies into a ‘Green Math’ class. In this class, students work to develop a bar soap recipe that uses used cooking oil as a primary ingredient. The recipes which turn out to be the most successful are brought to the market under the Bio Soap name. Other activities include cost calculations, pricing, and further marketing.

PUMP

Teacher: Kyle King, Dimo Pambudi, Agastya

You will be making history during this class. On November 4th, 2016 the Bio Bus Social Enterprise will open the first 100% Biodiesel Fuel Station in Indonesia. This will be no easy feat and will require accounting skills that will support successful costing and pricing of selling Biodiesel. It will require effective campaigning to educate the public on Biodiesel, not to mention target our market segment.

NOT RIDIN’ DIRTY

Teacher: Kyle King, Dimo Pambudi

This course aims to analyse the costs/benefits of the Bio Bus. This is a math and enterprise studies class which takes apart the fiscal and statistical aspects of the Bio Bus enterprise and uses this material to increase the student’s understanding of mathematical and economical concepts.

CARBON ZERO

Teacher: Kyle King

Green School Drives an estimated 4,000km/day.  That is a hard number to swallow for a school that prides itself on being sustainable.  That is like driving all the way across the United States everyday from New York to San Francisco.  This is appalling! Something must be done! Carbon credit/tax/offset schemes are a popular method for dealing with problems like this that don’t resolve themselves.  This class is working on to build a carbon calculator that we put the GREEN into Green School Transportation. It is overdue!

CARBONANZA

Teacher : Dimo Pambudi

In this module, students explored the various alternative of sustainable energy resources as well as carbon offsetting option. This includes two major options which are carbon tax and carbon cap and trade systems. Additional case studies will look into this policy in Alberta, Canada. Then students are required to reflect the carbon offsetting in GS, and analyse how does it align with carbon mitigation effort. They also need to think of possible carbon offsetting efforts in developing countries especially Indonesia. The final class is a role playing activity which assess their critical analysis and thinking systems. They are expected to debate and engage on peers argument on the issues of carbon offsetting and energy diversification.

The liquid soaps were the first product we created using glycerin, which is the by-product of the making of bio diesel. we then branched out to making hard soaps using used cooking oil and other natural ingredients. Bio soap is a multi-purpose soap that is non-toxic, biodegradable, hand-made, environmentally friendly, and non-animal tested. Our soaps are lemongrass scented, as it is a natural antiseptic. Last but not least Bio Soap does not directly contribute to deforestation.

 

The carved soap made by Local artist from Bali. The material to make this soap is same from used cooking oil and other natural ingredients. The shape of the carving is same like Balinese art. we craved soap to motivate all the Local artist to stop throw the use cooking oil and they can make soap from used cooking oil and start to craving the soap. So Bio Bus doesn’t only make soap for washing but also we made carving soap for decoration.

 

The candles are also hand made by the students, and are also produced from natural ingredients such as beeswax, used cooking oil, and a range of natural essential oils.

 

The bumper stickers are a range of different slogans and small phrases generated by the students, that are perfect for any vehicle as they are simple designs that promote the use of bio diesel and a cleaner lifestyle.

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