Thursday, 22 September 2011
Many organisations in the university are starting to support green movements and promote students to be more environmentally friendly. SIFE UKZN will be hosting a recycling Aluminium Awareness campaign in the coming week so been the look out for ways in which you can recycle aluminium and other products such as waste,paper and cans, SCREAM will also be in support of this initiation. Fashion Show for Christ also had modelers model recyclable gear and the SCREAM organisation had a campus cleanup recently. In all these activities that have been done by UKZN students, it just goes to show how the next generation changing its mindset in becoming more environmentally friendly, slowly more and more people will be aware.
Monday, 5 September 2011
SCREAM! An action used not only to get attention but to also be HEARD and recognized! This is exactly what the SCREAM organization has been doing around the areas of Scottsville. SCREAM is a green initiative organization which also focuses on social issues. It currently has 40 members with the hopes of expanding in the years to come. One of the main changes to getting a more green society is to start making an impact and change in the mindset of our youth, which are our next generation of leader’s. Our GreenGal had the privilege of seeing the way SCREAM is trying to change the next generation. Early on a Friday morning the SCREAM organization went to Scottsville Primary to make them more aware that they are never to young to recycle and to take care of the environment. The school currently has a recycling system which has been running for the past 8 years and from the recycling money they were able to plant more trees and built a court yard which the students are now able to play in during their lunch time. SCREAM has also joined the school in this initiative as they will be going in weekly to help with any environmental activities the school will be doing. As most know that not many young people are involved in taking care of the current increasing environmental degradation and by outreaching into schools it is a way of reaching out into the society. SCREAM has also partnered with Hope for a Green Campus with cleaning up the campus and it also is looking to expand into old age homes, children’s homes, businesses and more schools. The SCREAM organization is a great start to making to making an impact and change in the region of Pietermaritzburg. So get involved and SCREAM FOR CHANGE!
Sunday, 21 August 2011
More and more companies are becoming supporting the GREEN movements. There have been great new and exciting innovations on eco- friendly gadgets. Cars are one of the highest emitters of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere so why not go green and hook yourself up with the new Puma glow in the dark bicycle. By this bike glowing in the dark it makes it more convenient for you to ride at night. Not only is it modern and green, but it also reduces your carbon footage!
The Solar cell scarp is one of the recent ways which instead of you recharging your cellphone with the ordinary battery which uses up more energy. The solar cell scraper works as an add on which you clip onto your phone and then uses the energy which is received from the sun and recycles it to charge your battery
Organic wear has introduced new cosmetics which are not only environmentaly friendly but also are organic. Their products are 100% free from harsh chemicals; therefore this makes it healthier for ones skin and has no added preservatives. It is 100% NATURAL and all packaging is recyclable!!!!!!! So exciting! They produce products such as eye liner, eye shadow, mascara, moisturizers, lip gloss etc. GET INVOLVED LADIES! (and men if you want)
Computer companies are also joining the green movement on being The Dell Studio Hybid. This is on the greenest desktops made in today’s current time. It is made of recyclable material and uses an energy efficient Intel Core Duo.
Phillips has also modernized their technology and created an Eco friend Phillips TV. The TV capability to dim lights when it detects that the sunlight is dimming shows that it is able to save energy by using less energy power than regular LCDs .