UKZN’s Residence Life section took part in the 5th annual Green Campus Initiative Conference, held at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.
The Conference attracted 15 universities and colleges which showcased various green initiatives and ideas of how they contribute to a carbon free footprint on their respective campuses.
It also opened up a platform to engage in dialogue and discussion on various challenges faced by institutions of higher learning in respect of funding and implementing a green campus.
Residence Life Co-ordinators Mr Julian King and Mr Thabani Chagi headed the UKZN delegation, taking part in the institutional exhibition and fashion show at the conference.
Chagi said following the success of the conference, more needed to be done at UKZN to fund the Green Campus Initiative to ensure student participation was maximised and developed. ‘Both senior and executive management guidance and support is vital if we are to move UKZN to achieve its goal of creating greener campuses,’ said King.
Next year UKZN will compete against other universities and colleges for the award of 2017 Best Greening Campus.