DUT IS THINKING GREEN
By: Khethukuthula Lembethe
The Durban University of Technology Pietermaritzburg Riverside Campus, EcoTourism Department launched the Tree of Legacy Campaign on Friday.
The students were dressed in multi-cultural attire representing the diversity of tourism in South Africa.
The Tree of Legacy is an initiative by the EcoTourism second year students, an event that is a first of its kind in the department.
“To us, it is no longer just a project, but an opportunity to make our presence felt, leave a legacy,” said Ndlovu.
The aim of the campaign was to encourage recycling and to promote unity among students.
“We want to give back to the community and teach everyone about environmental conservation,” said second year EcoTourism student Thembeka Tivane.
“We want recycling and conserving to be DUT’s tradition, and I believe that tradition is not something that can be broken. We want Riverside Campus to be a litter free campus, and we also want to promote unity on the entire campus,” Tivane added.
The students also cleaned up the Imbali Township on Mandela Day with the help of Umsunduzi Municipality.
The event was also filled with entertainment from the school choir and modern dance groups.
Tourism has become the key income generator in South Africa and DUT has taken a step in the right direction as having a greener planet is the future.