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Eleventh Edition of Eco-Trek: Australia, Take Two

Posted on the 16 April 2011 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

Eleventh Edition of Eco-Trek: Australia, Take TwoIn this week’s video, the Eco-Trek team is still exploring Australia. The video below features projects such as Melbourne’s Green Roofs and a “green island” in the middle of Adelaide called Christie Walk, an eco-urban complex developed by Urban Ecology Australia.

Green Roofs Project
MELBOURNE’S Green Roofs Project at the University of Melbourne is helping to create a greener skyline Down Under. At the University of Melbourne, a group of scientists are now researching how Australia can maximize it’s environmental and economic benefits through green urban design.

D’Arcy Surfboards
Surfing has been a way of life for Stuart D’Arcy. After working in surfboard factories he discovered that he and many of his friends got sick – from the fumes, dust and chemicals they were using – so – 23 years ago he and his wife Michelle set out to manufacture surfboards in a much more eco-friendly way.

The Solarball
An ingenious way to purify up to three liters of water per day for those who truly need it. 1-in-8 people in our world don’t have access to potable water, causing nearly 80% of sickness and disease in developing regions. Jon Liow, a university student from Melbourne designed a device to purify water using only sunlight: The Solarball.

Christie Walk
In Adelaide you can find a “green island” in the center of the city: “Christie Walk” — an eco-urban complex developed for Urban Ecology Australia and built by the Architect group Ecopolis – as an experiment in a “quality of life” eco-city. Eco-Trek reporter Christian Maier visited it.

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