Tracey Ruff: What do Al Gore, candle-lit lanterns, Wits students and the East Campus Library Lawns have in common?
The answer is simple: environmental awareness.
On Thursday evening, Wits Generation Earth society members hosted a screening of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth under the canvas of the night skies on the Library Lawns.
Staff Reporter: Grahamstown residents as well as Rhodes students gathered for the ‘Global March for Lions’ to protest and raise awareness about canned lion hunting, on 15 March. The march began on High Street at the Drostdy Arch, then proceeded to the Cathedral. “There was a good turn up,” commented Jenny Copley-Forster, head of Farm Animal Centre for Education and organiser of the protest.
During the march the drum beats of Kestrel Raik, chairman of Drum Soc, and Emma Thompson were accompanied by struggle song, ‘Lion Song’ composed by Siviwe Mafani. Once outside of the cathedral protestor and local poet Harry Owen read the poem ‘Best Selling Father and Son Hunting Package Deals’ by Valerie Laws to the protestors.
Youlendree Appasamy:Living in digs can be a great opportunity to incorporate eco-friendly tips and tricks into your student life. Activate has put together a short guide to help you live a more eco-friendly life this year.
Recycling is a cost-efficient way to reduce waste. Since 2011, Rhodes University has instituted a recycling collection service. The recycling service routes and drop-off points can be seen on this map. Alongside this university initiative, the Makana Municipality has a two-bag recycling system in place.
MARISSA BRITS: One of UP’s male residences, the Republic of Olienhout, is taking part in a long-term Rag project to raise awareness for rhino poaching. The residence’s goal is to climb to Mount Everest base camp in full-body rhino suits to raise money for Stop Rhino Poaching. The climb is set to take place during September.
The final fundraiser for the climb was held last Tuesday. This event included a motivational speech by Sibusiso Vilane, the first black African to summit Mount Everest, and a short presentation by Elise Daffue, the founder of Stop Rhino Poaching.
Rhea MacDonald: It’s Water Week at Rhodes University this week. With recent water outages causing much discontent across the campus and throughout areas of the town, the focus on water could not come at a more relevant time.
David Mann: A story of greed, corruption, status and depravity, a story of a substance worth more than gold or heroin, this is Julien Rademeyer’s Killing for Profit.
As part of a ThinkFest series called ‘Authors in Conversation’, South African journalist and recent author of Killing For Profit, Julien Rademeyer spoke to an audience about his new book and how he came to know all about the pressing issue of rhino poaching.
Krysia Gaweda: RideLink is a Green Week project under Green Campus Initiative (GCI), where UCT students are encouraged to carpool with other students who live close to them.
RideLink offers an online service in which members of the UCT community are able to sign up and are matched to other students according to their routes of travel.
Jordan du Toit: Anti-fracking activist Jonathan Deal was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday 15 April for his work with the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG).
Deal and TKAG are heavily involved in the fight against hydraulic fracking in the Karoo.