3 July 2020
Arushi has designed a dragonfly drone over the last three weeks to track down and trap locusts in Asia and Africa. Arushi hopes that her design will improve food security by keeping locusts away from crops.
Laura Blake, Sustainability Manager, said:
“It was really inspiring to see that Arushi had applied a nature inspired design in her drone, to solve a very current and growing problem,”
Using drones to fight off locusts is not a new concept. However, lessons learned from nature (biomimicry) could unlock many opportunities to improve drones and improve how locusts are located and dispersed.
Arushi is a great model for the future generation. We hope her work inspires other students to use their knowledge to make a difference. We look forward to supporting Arushi as she develops her design further.
Please watch Arushi’s winning video to find out more.
5 June 2020
Every day, organisations around the world impact on Nature, from resource extraction, through to the use of fossil fuels. On this World Environment Day, we would like to share the success of our recent collaboration with Darling Downs Health in supporting them to develop their new sustainability strategy to mitigate their environmental impact.
16 March 2020
This year the Joint Information Group Vanguard’s Defence Sustainability Challenge called for radical proposals to help Defence reduce its impact on the environment while still achieving its objectives.
17 January 2020
The First LEGO League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students aged nine to sixteen, and the Wessex competition on 15 January 2020 saw schools from across the South West compete against each other.