EnviroFest promotes latest sustainable ideas and products

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EnviroFest promotes latest sustainable ideas and products

Visitors will be able to watch bees in their hive panel, hold an eagle or a python, pat a dingo or koala and make a terrarium among many other activities on offer at The University of Western Australia's annual environmental festival tomorrow (Tuesday 1 April) on the Oak Lawn.

EnviroFest provides opportunities to learn more about the natural environment and discover the latest sustainable initiatives on campus.  Activities range from an upcycling art workshop to live animal demonstrations.  Festival-goers are invited to make flowers from weird and wonderful upcycled materials and add their creations to a growing "flower bed" display.

Staff and students from UWA's Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) project will explain why zero emission cars are the future of sustainable urban transport while those from the Oceans Institute will talk about their research into microplastics - a new and challenging threat to sustainability.

Scientists from the Centre of Integrative Bee Research will discuss how they are working with beekeepers to help Western Australia's honeybees survive.

Dismantle Bike Doctor will provide free health checks for bikes, as well as fix minor problems and advise on bike maintenance.

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