[ASC-list] Inspiring Australia update: Poo Power! is ready to light the world

Jesse Shore jesse at prismaticsciences.com
Tue Feb 5 13:01:29 UTC 2013


Inspiring Australia update: Poo Power! is ready to light the world

The range of projects funded by Inspiring Australia's Unlocking Australia's
Potential program is breathtaking, with a spread across animal, vegetable
and mineral topics. Here's news about one project that combines at least two
of the three. 

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While cleaning up after your dog, have you ever thought, 'What a waste of
perfectly good dog waste!'? Probably not, but Duncan Chew has.

Self-described 'dog poo entrepreneur' Duncan Chew was among the recipients
of an Inspiring Australia grant in 2012. His project, Poo Power!, uses
science to address the issues of how can our cities and communities live
more sustainably, and further what do we do with the 1,350 tonnes of dog
waste produced in Australia annually?

The answer is to light the world (or at least urban parks of Melbourne) with
Poo Power! The project will see a series of biogas generators turn dog waste
into energy for lighting up Melbourne parks, at the same time as engaging
audiences on the issue of 'what is waste?', and the potential opportunities
posed by reassessing waste management practices.

So, as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Duncan Chew and Melbourne
filmmaker James Boldiston will be presenting on the project and its various
arms at noon on Saturday 16 February 2013 in 'The Big Tent' at Federation
Square.

And as part of the wider State of Sustainability program, a second Poo
Power! event will be held at Village Rivoli Cinemas on Thursday 21 February
2013 at 6:30pm, where James Boldiston's humorous documentary, Dog Poo: The
Truth at Last, will receive its Melbourne premiere.

Full event details and ticketing are available at www.poopower.com.au. For
more information about Poo Power! or for media requests, contact the team at
info at poopower.com.au.

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian
Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research
and Tertiary Education in partnership with the Yarra Energy Foundation. 

 

This message also appears on the Australian Science Communicators website at
http://www.asc.asn.au/blog/2013/02/05/inspiring-australia-update-poo-power-i
s-ready-to-light-the-world/ in partnership with Inspiring Australia. 

 

 

Cheers, 
Jesse

 

Jesse Shore

Immediate past- president, Australian Science Communicators 



 <http://www.asc.asn.au/> http://www.asc.asn.au/

 

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