Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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World Water Day 2011

Last week an interactive water awareness display was erected in the Rhodes library quadrangle to celebrate World Water Day as part of a BYOBlue (Bring your own Blue) social water networking event.

The United Nations Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) theme for World Water Day 2011 - Water for Cities - was depicted in a local context and used to create water awareness in the city of Grahamstown.

The display aimed to create awareness of the location and perception of drinking water in Grahamstown, as well as give an indication of water quality at sites in the urban landscape.

A display of personal water consumption statistics for daily tasks was used to point out individual water consumption intended to create awareness and to encourage responsible water usage among Rhodes students.

The collaboration of Galela Amanzi, South East African Climate Consortium Student Forum (SEACC SF), Catchment Research Group (CRG) and Gaian Revolutions and Social Solutions (GRASS) environmental groups at Rhodes allowed for the interdisciplinary approach to the World Water Day 2011 display.

The display provided a platform for the sharing of information, which will hopefully stimulate interest for upcoming water saving campaigns.

By Kerry Bobbins

Monday, March 28, 2011

Earth Hour cartoon by one of our members - nuff said!

2011 Kicks Off with Earth Hour!

The SEACC SF 2011 has officially kicked off! Though the comm have been working behind the scenes since the calendar said the year began, our first official members event propelled the society into 2011 with a notable force! Hundreds of Rhodes students and Grahamstown community members gathered to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday the 26th of March. The festivities followed a well-attended screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, Gasland, and included fire dancers, musicians, poets, and more! A good time was had by all - without a single light needing to be turned on! Thanks to everyone who was a part of the evening! Keep your eyes wide for more exciting events coming soon, including concerts, game drives, community engagement, and more! For more details, watch this space, or check out any of the following links: