|WUS December 2009 |
WASTE FOR LIFE - Project
Students will be involved in international projects introduced by WASTE FOR LIFE, an international not-for profit organization, which connects engineers, designers, architects, artists, students and local community groups to create solutions to environmental problems. They use scientific knowledge and technology to benefit from resources that are commonly considered harmful or without value. The goals are to reduce the damaging environmental impact of non-recycled plastic waste products and similar to offer and promote self-sufficiency and economic security solutions for populations that are most at risk. Currently WFL has two programs, one in Lesotho, Africa and one in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Students are working on WFL projects in Argentina, USA, Canada, Italy and Australia. The projects can be within a discipline or they can involve interdisciplinary teams where ever it is possible. Students are linked into international network in order to enhance their awareness of local contexts and of other disciplinary ways of thinking.