Plastics, electricity, paper and water usage under sharp spotlight at Rhodes University

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Interrogate and Promote RU Sustainability
Interrogate and Promote RU Sustainability

The Institute for Water Research (IWR) in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Science (DES), Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC), Department of Geography, Institutional Planning Unit (IPU), Journalism and Media Studies (JMS), Computer Science,  and SRC Environmental Representatives hosted a workshop to discuss the sustainability indicators in the Rhodes University Institutional Development Plan.

Opening the workshop, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, threw his weight behind the call for stronger and more drastic action towards enhancing the University’s performance in ensuring greater sustainability. Dr Nnadozie the Director for Institutional Research, Planning and Quality Promotion stated: “The Institutional Development Plan and the Environmental Sustainability Policy are due for review this year and some of the ideas/information from the workshop will provide valuable input for the review. We have to ensure that the IDP includes clear indicator/s and targets for plastic, water, paper and electricity”.

Source:  Dr Mantel, IWR