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Getting Ready for Green Week 2012

2012 GCI team pose with logo2012 An average movie, and, according to some interpretations of an ancient Maya calendar, Mother Earth’s final year.

With this in mind, UCT’s Green Campus Initiative (GCI) has decided to bring its annual Green Week – suitably themed Because the World Ends This Year – forward to the first semester.

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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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GCI Joins Forces to Launch National Network

Joining forces: GCI members who attended the Bluebuck summit were (from left) Richard Parker, Rivonia Pillay, Sam Lee Pan, Rirhandzu Marivate, Kate Pallett, Andrew McNaught, Dane Rossenrode and Nicolas Wiid.

UCT’s Green Campus Initiative (GCI) was a major player in the new BlueBuck Network’s first summit held at Rhodes University during the winter vacation. Established with the University of Stellenbosch’s EcoMaties and Rhodes University’s South East African Climate Consortium Student Forum, BlueBuck met to discuss future plans, and the forthcoming 17th annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held in Durban in December.

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