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Cesar: according to your insight, it's not about food and scale, it is about mental and emotional health. So think less about maximizing production / use of space, but rather find which plants provides the greatest emotional benefits. A plant like verbena is supposed to make people feel more relaxed and good for health: https://www.verywellhealth.com/vervain-health-benefits-4587384#:~:text=Verbena tea has long been,treat "over-enthusiasm."
Out of the all the drawings below, ask your new refugees friend, which would be the most pleasing to watch, or maintain everyday.
20+ sketches of your designs/technologies
Assignment for Oct 9
Add comments from our guests and feedback from your peers
- Bag gardening is common
- NGOs are giving programmes with seeds of bamboo and gardening tools (mat)
- Gardening is common, every house do gardening
- The vertical plastic bottle system is good because it takes up less space and could be applied on flat surface
- Gardening provides supplemental nutrition
- Gardening empowers people
Source: Mike Zuckerman, 2020/09/25 Session at HKU from Uganda
- Women do farming in the camp
- Think about making the camp to become a 'Green Camp" because lots of vegetation was removed when the camp was built
- Plastic bottle system could work well
Source: Nurul Hoque Robbi, 2020/09/25 Session at HKU from Bangladesh
- Beautiful illustration, detailed material and structure
- Really interesting choice of material, seems really feasible
- Like it integrated with the house
- Very much like the idea of using the already available materials
- A great collection of different options utilizing existing materials and structure. What type of plants are feasible in the different prototypes? How many family can they support?
- I'm not sure how they can continuously get their nutritional supply for the plant and this does not seem very sustainable
Source: Students, 2020/09/25 Session at HKU
- Board for eco-cooler shall be waterproof
- Board of eco-cooler may reduce sunlight, may consider transparent materials?
- Think about who to maintain it? Targeting family or community facilities?
- Should add drain holes for planter
- Think about painting bottles with different colours or some decoration? Add some aesthetic values to the prototype
- PVC pipe may actually be cheaper than bamboo and easier to cut
- Besides wildflowers, herbs or mosquitos-repellent plants may be a good idea
- May adjust the prototype to fit existing openings of structure (e.g. door)
Source: Students, 2020/10/31 Session at HKU
Cox's Bazar: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Assessment: Dry Season Follow-up Report, May 2019 - Bangladesh
Since August 2017, an estimated 743,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar District from Myanmar. Adding to existing caseloads of refugees from previous displacements in 1978, 1991, and 2016, this has brought the total number of Rohingya residing in Bangladesh to approximately 913,000.1As of 31 August 2019, 735,000 refugees reside in the Kutupalong-Balukhali Extension Site in Ukhiya Upazila, with an additional 171,000 individuals living in smaller camps in Teknaf Upazila.
DIYes! Self Watering Plastic Bottle Planters
As my former aloe plant can attest, I'm not a natural green thumb. Unfortunately, plants can't subsist on zeal and misguided confidence (yet!). After several sad years of seedlings that never came be, I took a look inside myself - and gardening message boards - and realized that in all of my enthusiasm, I was over watering.
15 DIY Self Watering Planters That Make Container Gardening Easy
One of the things that I worry about when I go away from home for a night or more is my plants. I always worry that I won't be able to find someone to come in and water them for me. Plus, I stay pretty busy throughout the week and often forget to water them when I should.
This amazing Bangladeshi air cooler is made from plastic bottles and uses no electricity
View Slideshow Summer is in full swing and many of us are complaining about the heat. But few places reach the scorching temperatures residents of Bangladesh experience, and air conditioning is simply not an option for most people living in rural areas.
Grameen Intel Social Business : Eco-Cooler by Grey Dhaka
Grey Dhaka teamed up with volunteers from Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd to address an issue across Pakistan that sees up to 70% of the population living in 45 degrees Celsius in the summer because their homes are made out of tin.
Best Air Purifying Plants to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution o...
The health experts are advising people to stay at home to avoid the risk of getting infected by the life-threatening COVID19 disease. What if, your home environment is also polluted?
Detailed sketches of Seedling Tray and Green Bottles
Making of Seedling Tray and Green Bottles Draft Prototype
Video Prototype & Role-playing
Making Processes of "Green Bottles" and "Seedling Tray"
Prototype 2 - Draft Instruments
- Plastic Bottles
- Foam board
- Drills / Cutter
- Plant: Epipremnum aureum
Prototype 2 - Bamboo Planter (Eco-cooling Green Wall)
Dated: Many get the sick after Heatstroke in Burmese refugee camps Cox's Bazaar, June 8 Many refugees get the sick in Burmese refugee camps in southern Cox's Bazaar District of Bangladesh due to excessive heat, said Jaber, ex-doctor who worked in refugee camp before.
Prototype 2 - Eco Cooling Green Wall Business Model
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List of Instrument
Cut plastic water bottles and attach to cooler holes. Attach cooler board to window sill with ropes or hooks
To help you manage your project, I suggest using a simple project management system like a Kanban/Trello board. Don't forget to
- Be specific with the task. Link to the source
- Assign one person per task. Of course, you can collaborate, but one person is responsible for the completion of one task
- Deadline. So that your team can coordinate and nothing falls between the cracks.
- Workshop would be good for kids to have activities
- Doubt if we can make money out of this
- It's something useful
- Sometimes it's cloudy during rainy seasons and could be cool in the camp, weather could get really hot during summer too
Source: Johann Annuar, 2020/11/06 Session at HKU