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Students Environmental Action at Rhodes University

Rhodes University is committed to promoting sustainable practices - this requires the support and commitment of staff and students through: 

1. Environmental Representatives: House Committee members who help get residences and halls actively involved in sustainable practices.

2. Action for Sustainability: Action for water sustainability; energy sustainability; sustainable waste management; biodiversity; sustainable travel; organisational sustainability; sustainable procurement; and more.

Student Initiatives

It also has many student societies and support groups such as: 

Common Ground: Engaging with the soil, growing good food.

Children Of The Soil: COTS promote self-empowerment, environmental sustainability and resilience.

Enactus: Creating community development projects that put people's own ingenuity and talents at the centre of improving their livelihoods.

ROAR: Rhodes Organisation for Animal Rights aims to foster an understanding of the broader impact of our lifestyle choices.

Galela Amanzi: Xhosa for "Pour the Water", they raise funds to install rainwater tanks in neutral areas in previously underserviced communities thus providing access to a sustainable supply of clean water.

Legal Activism - Environmental: The Environmental Portfolio of the Rhodes Legal Activism Society raises awareness of environmental law and its implications for communities.

WildREACH: Conservation through knowledge - promoting social and environmental sustainability through outings & wildlife projects.

SRC Environmental Councillor: Should support RU Environmental Reps in their activities. Shall represent the SRC on the RU Environmental Committee. Shall engage with the University on the implementation of RU’s Environmental Sustainability Policy. Co-ordinates all environmental programmes on behalf of the SRC. Promotes environmental awareness within the hall system and across campus in general. Promotes the incorporation of environmental issues within the curriculum by liaising with the Academic Councilor. Assists students on any initiatives relating to environmental affairs.

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Rhodes Environmental Action

Latest update: 20.11.2023