UCT Steps Up ‘Green Star’ Initiatives

From installing meters and retrofitting lights, to conserving certain areas and incorporating ‘green star’ features into buildings, UCT is making significant strides in creating an environmentally friendly institution.

The green star rating is a tool developed by the Green Building Council of South Africa, based on the Australian Green Building Council tools, to provide the property industry with an objective measurement for green buildings. It also recognises and rewards environmental leadership.

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Go, Going, Green!

Part of the Green Campus Initiative (GCI), Green Week kicks off at UCT on 3 October and heralds a full programme of events on campus. To mark the week, Monday Paper has gone green, and so, too, has UCT’s website.

During Green Week, the GCI will promote a couple of new projects, testimony that the five-year student-driven initiative is growing bigger – and better. Among these the Consumer Activism project, which teaches students and staff to be ‘consumer conscious’ by buying products that promote sustainability, and to know their rights as consumers.

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