Deforestation is the clearing, destroying, or removal of trees through deliberate, natural, or accidental means. It can occur in any area densely populated by trees and other plant life, for example, the deforestation of forests situated in the Ring Of Fire. Our solution is to create a forest that can sustain itself in open waters. Specifically, the Pacific Ocean. We have decided to use Mangrove trees, as they survive off saltwater and provide many benefits for animals. Mangrove trees can grow up to 30 metres tall providing shelter for birds. Leaves fall off the tree and end up becoming food bacteria and microbes. We completed our prototype which includes a 3D model of the Floating Forest, an alert system that informs surrounding vehicles of the floating forest through using a Microbit and the radio transmission function. Our prototype is also completed with a website to advertise the concept and inform people about the Floating Forest.
Winner: Rehoboth Christian College