Students Environmental Action at Rhodes University

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As future leaders, our students carry a responsibility to embrace learning and leading to a sustainable future. Their commitment, critical thinking, innovation and action are vital! There are many ways to get involved:

  • It all starts with small actions...

  • House Committee members and membership in the University residences and halls Environmental Representatives and SRC Environmental Councillor

    Join a Student Society or Support Group: Consider signing up!

    Common Ground: Engaging with the soil, growing good food.

    Children Of The Soil: COTS promote self-empowerment, environmental sustainability and resilience.

    Enactus: Creating community development projects that put people's own ingenuity and talents at the centre of improving their livelihoods.

    SOAR: Students' Organisation for Animal Rights aims to foster an understanding of the broader impact of our lifestyle choices.

    Galela Amanzi: Xhosa for "Pour the Water", they raise funds to install rainwater tanks in neutral areas in previously underserviced communities thus providing access to a sustainable supply of clean water.

    Legal Activism - Environmental: The Environmental Portfolio of the Rhodes Legal Activism Society raises awareness of environmental law and its implications for communities.

    WildREACH: Conservation through knowledge - promoting social and environmental sustainability through outings & wildlife projects.

    Masincedane Soup Kitchen and Skills Transfer - support a soup kitchen in Xolani through fundraising and skills transfer.

    The Catchment Research Group, based in the Geography Department, the group hosts monthly seminars on topics related to water, to encourage interdisciplinary discussion around water issues.



    Last Modified: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 16:04:11 SAST