“WE DON’T INHERIT THE EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN”
By: Mhlengi Mafu
The Sustainable Living Exhibition took place at the Durban Exhibition Centre and attracted over 200 exhibitors across South Africa.
The Exhibition encouraged people to sustain themselves and their environment. Sustainable living is all about people sustaining their environment but also sustaining themselves too. The greener living environment is what many exhibitors are seeking for.
The event was officially opened by the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) MEC, Nomusa Dube, and the eThekwini Deputy Mayor, Nomvuzo Shabangu.
The MEC extended her gratitud to the exhibitors for showcasing their work which is encouraging and creating awareness for a greener living.
“From the first ever exhibition up until now we have seen the exhibitors doubling in numbers and we are positive it will continue to grow,” said Shabangu.
The Durban University of Technology students also showcased their unique range of fashion made from recyclable material. Interest and awe was written all over the audience’s faces. Another exhibition that took interest was the Nissan Leaf Zero emotion car. This particular car is rechargeable and it can go as far as106 kilometres after being charged. This is another way of saving petrol for the future.
The Holy Family College exhibited toys made up of recyclable material from spiders made from egg containers, and juice containers used to make flowers. “Our aim is to encourage our pre-schoolers from early age to recycle because our earth is in danger,” said D. Swaminthan from the college.
The audience were highly impressed. “I am very impressed by the displays I have seen here really show that the things we take for granted can make a huge difference let us reuse, reduce and recycle,” said audience member, Recce Smith.