Municipal Institute Of LearningMILE - Municipal Institute Of Learning
eThekwini Launches Sustainable City Exhibition
​Innovation is abundant at the eThekwini Municipality’s Sustainable City Exhibition which opened at the Durban Exhibition Centre this morning. The exhibition, which is on until Sunday, showcases unique creations, efforts, services and products that aim to inspire green living – from growing your own vegetable garden to recycling waste to energy and water saving solutions to green building material. It is all available at the Sustainable City Exhibition.
 
The exhibition opened with a launch of a book, titled ‘Innovations in local Sustainability’ which was co-authored by Mr Fezile Njokweni and Ms Amanda Dray, both employees of the Municipality. The book focuses on 32 case studies of good practice in local sustainability from individuals, business, NGOs and the Municipality.  Free copies of the book are available at the exhibition.
 
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Logie Naidoo said that “Durban has been recognised for its many greening and conservation efforts. This exhibition is a wonderful means for the community to learn about sustainable living, and we hope that the public will be inspired to implement changes in their lifestyles and businesses, even if it is in a small way.
 
The City Manager, Dr Micheal Sutcliffe, who launched the book, said, “For the past couple of years the city has been looking at ways of how we can sustain our city, as we needed to consider social, economic, and environmental factors in developing the city. If we are going to leave a sustainable city for future generations we need to think about building capacity, research, experiences and learning from others mistakes and successes so that we can create a strong foundation for them, to build on.”
 
An exciting line up of presentations is on the cards over the next few days. Talks include sustainable projects in schools and the impact they have on the community; renewable energy, climate change adaptation, solar water heating systems, rain water harvesting, and more.
 
A book, authored by Ms Bev Ainslie, titled “Permaculture Food Gardening - Guide for Schools” will also be launched on Saturday, 14 August 2010 at 10am. The book will also be freely available at the exhibition.
 
An awards ceremony for schools that participated in the School’s Climate Change competition will be held on Sunday at 10am.
Entrance is free, so make sure you are part of this great event.
 
For more information, contact Bongumusa Zondo on 031 311 4263 email zondob@durban.gov.za

JOIN US ON
Find us on Facebook   follow us twitter

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
© Copyright 2011 - MILE, eThekwini Municipality | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Legal Disclaimer | Contact Us