DUT GOES GREEN
By: Mhlengi T Mafu
Durban University of Technology (DUT) together with the African Green Campus Initiative (AGCI) inspired students to love their environment this week.
Students marched from Steve Biko, Ritson and ML Sultan Campus picking up papers singing and dancing showing love for the environment.The aim of the campaign is to inspire people to recycle material which is recyclable in order to save resources.
This initiative takes place nationwide and was launched by the Minister of higher education Blade Nzimande. DUT is the only university in KwaZulu-Natal that takes part in this event and was launched August 20th last year.
The AGCI regional co-ordinator for KwaZulu-Natal SfundoNkosi said, “We have recruited other universities to join us and we are also going to do the same with colleges. He further said the main aim of this initiative is to make surethat citizen are cleaning the environment in a fun way as there are marches taking place.”
In the past AGCI has held competitions, fashion shows whereby students design outfits using recycled material from plastic to paper.
QaqambaMavovana a student says, “Ever since this initiative began there has been change in all the campus as a result I see more dust bins then I used to .It is the small efforts that we take for granted like picking papers and throwing them into the dust bin that plays an important role in making sure that the environment is clean.”