Week 05 - Energy and Sustainability

What is “energy”? Create a piece that communicates your relationship to energy

The relationship between human and energy mainly composed by food. I'm thinking about translate those energy generated by our daily life to food we need everyday. Then there is an idea of home farms.


Keep a log of all your “waste” and propose alternatives to your consumption/waste patterns

I care about waste problem for a long time, so I have already been used to collect and give some wastes alternative usage situation, especially after I came to ITP, where I need a lots of different materials for prototypes. I saved all the good paper or plastic package boxes and bags to reuse them, yogurt and ice cream jars, and cosmetic bottles to use as future containers. My roommates and I also collect all the market plastic bags as a reusable trash can bags, so that we don't need to buy more and waste more.

However, there is still a huge amount of other waste, most of them are food packages, food wastes and paper towers. We three girls throw away more than 5 bags of garbages per week. I have no idea how to give these waste an alternative use, or reduce the amount ...