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From 30 June to 03 July 2019, four (04) University of Venda (Univen) SRC members participated in the 8th Green Campuses Conference. The theme for the 2019 Green Campus Conference was ‘4th Industrial Revolution Impact to our campuses’ sustainability’ and was hosted by the University of Western Cape. 

Univen students from the School of Environmental Sciences 

L-R: Tshilisanani Mashau (Chairperson), Thilivhali Ravhuhali (Project Officer), Thabelo Ramarumo (Secretary), and Zwivhuya Netshivhambe (Deputy Chairperson) 

The Annual Green Campuses Conference is the biggest gathering and a platform for students and staff that are involved in campus greening and sustainability projects in Institutions of Higher Learning. It is an occasion for great experience and continuous engagement for students. This Annual Green Campuses Conference adopts the strength-based approach. The approaches concentrate on the inherent strengths of individuals, groups and organisations, deploying personal strengths to boost recovery and empowerment. 

During the conference, students communicate with each other aiming at sharing ideas with each other, orally and written in the form of presentation of posters and through the one-on-one or small group conversations. 

ACUHO-I-SAC President Mr Quintin Koetaan receiving token of appreciation from Netshivhambe Zwivhuya (From Univen) on behalf of student-delegates 

During his opening remark, Mr Quintin Koetaan encouraged students not to stop talking about greening and sustainability when the conference ends but take the trend back to their different campuses and even their homes. 

During his appreciation message, Mr Zwivhuya Netshivhambe responded to the call for taking the trend of sustainability back home as advised by Mr Koetaan. For more information on his speech please use the link below: 

 

Students and staff from various universities and colleges who attended this conference 

Issued by: 

Department of Communications & Marketing 

University of Venda 

Tel: (015) 962 8525 

Date: 08 July 2019 

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