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Learning and leading to a sustainable future
Rhodes University is committed to playing a leading role in the Eastern Cape and South Africa with respect to environmental concerns, in order to promote practices that support a safe, healthy and sustainable environment. To this end, Rhodes seeks to pursue a policy of environmental best practice, and include environmental considerations in decisions relating to the University's curricula, research and management policies.
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"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children." (Native American proverb)
12 - 18 March 2012 is SRC Environmental Week. SRC Environmental Councillor Ruth Krueger says "we all wear different hats in our day-to-day lives, one for each of our roles....read more
Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) is calling for greater support....read more
It's that time of year again, environmental week is back and the Environmental Councillor of 2010/2011, Kiarin Gillies, urges everyone to get involved! ...read more
The annual Green Fund Run, organised by the RU Environmental Committee, is a fun run/walk with a serious aim: to raise funds for Rhodes University's Green Fund, to support initiatives that promote sustainability....read more
Come join us and celebrate in a fun filled walk/run with lots of fantastic prizes on offer. The walk/run is also in aid of a worthy cause, as all the proceeds will go to the Kariega Rhino Foundation in support of keeping our endangered Rhinos alive and safe!...read more
A Green Call to Action to mark Nelson Mandela Day on Monday 18 July!
The IERM (Institute of Environment and Recreation Management) has issued a green call to action to local authorities to pledge their support to planting trees, beautifying road islands and cleaning sporting facilities, parks or water bodies.
* Make every day a Mandela Day! *
In honour of the 67 years Mandela spent fighting for the rights of humanity, residents, business and media are encouraged to join in, canvas and support Makana Municipality, and contribute a minimum of 67 minutes to bettering our local environment.
Please alert Andrew Nkosi, Marketing Manager, I...read more
Rhodes University staff and students will be joining forces to celebrate Earth Hour this Saturday, 26 March. Earth Hour is an international event, organized by WWF, involving close to 5 million supporters in over 100 countries around the world.
Staff and students in all departments, institutes, offices and residences are encouraged to turn off ALL unnecessary lights between 8:30 and 9:30 pm on Saturday 26 March. Please bear in mind that lighting for security and essential services will...read more
Congratulations to the 2010 Environmental Award winners. They are Mike Powell (individual category) and SEACC Student Forum (student society / residence category). Their achievements were honoured at a celebratory function on Wednesday 20 October, hosted by the RU Environmental Committee. The Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela commended the winners for leading the way in promoting and implementing practices that support environmental sustainabil...read more
On Sunday 10/10/10, the Environmental Committee held its first fundraising event for the Rhodes University Green Fund - a Green Fund Run. The event drew a good turnout, some intent on a winning place, and others contented to walk at a gentle pace.
The fun run/walk started on time, at 08h30. The first team to cross the finishing line was Formula 21, followed by...read more
Date: 08 October 2011 16:30 - 08 October 2011 17:30
An annual fun run/walk with a serious aim: to raise funds for Rhodes University's Green Fund, to support initiatives that promote sustainability....read more
Come join us and celebrate in a fun filled walk/run with lots of fantastic prizes on offer. The walk/run is also in aid of a worthy cause, as all the proceeds will go to the Kariega Rhino Foundation in support of keeping our endangered Rhinos alive and safe! ...read more