Natural Disaster Survival Cupboard

Thousands of people die or go missing each year due to a lack of basic survival resources after natural disasters, and this problem is worsening with climate change promoting natural disasters. This product is a Natural Disaster Survival Cupboard which will be placed around cities – like payphones – most susceptible to severe natural disasters and will provide the community with survival resources. The resources include first aid, canned food, water, radiotelephone, tents, rafts, blankets, female sanitary items, basic clothing, and flares. Maintenance teams can be used if approval is given by the government of the city.
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UpRising @ 2022.04.08 5:19 PM

A brilliant idea Michaela, especially being so easily accessed from existing poles / infrastructure.

What would two things you need from the UpRising community to help you with your project?

I know BlackLabs Design would be very interested in the manufacturing issues around this.

Looking forward to seeing your great idea develop.

Rachel Terkelsen @ 2022.05.14 1:57 PM
What a fantastic Idea Michaela – especially in light of recent events on the east coast of Australia. Thinking back to how ravaged these towns were, I wonder if this idea could also scale down to household kits so survivors can shelter in place when the need arises. Similar to the Victorian Government Energy Upgrades Program, the government could deliver a free or subsidised kit or kit parts to households. Or even, similar to smoke alarm legislation, legislate for mandatory inclusion in high risk areas.

UpRising @ 2022.06.12 10:50 AM

Good afternoon Michaela- Big Good News For you!

UpRising - People's Choice Award - Supporting young designs - Voted by the people (Anyone) 

UpRising exists to support the 4000 HSC design students across NSW, beyond gender, beyond postcode. The critical time for these students and the development of their major design projects is between Term 2 and 3. That’s why UpRising & iTE are excited to announce a targeted hit of help for you over the next few weeks.

People’s Choice - a simple and effective way of getting more communities engaged in supporting the grassroots of innovation and helping you - our creative designers with their major design projects (MDPs). 

All you need to do is to get as many of your friends and community to hit the ‘Like’ button on your post and at the end of this month (Thursday JUNE 30th 5pm) we will count the number of ‘Likes’ on each post. Top 3 ‘liked’ projects will gain critical seed funding to spend on their MDP. Highest number of likes, awarded $300, Second $200, Third $100. 

Design student’s get sharing your projects on your socials, teachers it’s not too late to get some of your MDP students signed up and collaborating with industries. Businesses wanting to build talent pathways - simple, click to join the UpRising.

N:B Likes do not represent success from a NESA perspective and those who are successful in gaining seed funding may need to acknowledge this contribution in their finance plans of their MDP.

TIme starts now - rock on designers.

UpRising @ 2022.06.28 2:23 PM

Good evening UpRising Designer

Two Days left before we close UpRising’s ‘People's Choice Seed Funding Award’. 

A few weeks ago, I thought, let’s shake things up and get you the help you need now…enter People's Choice Award..I thought we would get maybe 10 or 20 hits. 

No, you guys went ballistic! Over 5000 ‘Likes’ from all over NSW, some of you have even made the local newspaper!!! 

However, what is going to happen next is even better. 

This Thursday afternoon, 30th June, 5pm I will be announcing the 3 People’s Choice Award winners and how your seed funding $$$ will be transferred to you. I will also give you all a sneak peek at what this next level is all about, think, Australia's biggest most prestigious design event of the year..


Please jump into the zoom, Thursday, ask any questions about UpRising and let me know how we can make it even better for you.  

Join Zoom Meeting 5pm 30/6/22

Rock on Designers!


UpRising / Richard Hainsworth

Topic: UpRising People's Choice Awards + ...?

Time: Jun 30, 2022 05:00 PM

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