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Green Fest on Saturday 8 September 2012
2012-08-31

The university will host its first Green Festival on Saturday 8 September 2012. The festival will focus on protecting and sustaining natural resources for current and future generations.

The university has invited Grade 9 to 11 learners from 41 schools around Bloemfontein to participate in cleaning up the city. The learners and Kovsie students will clean the streets around the Bloemfontein campus. The clean-up teams will meet on the campus in the vicinity of Mooimeisiesfontein; whereafter the rubbish collected will be sorted and taken to the Rat Race recycling company.

Other activities for the day include a Green Quiz that will help educate learners and students about green issues. Coca Cola will sponsor the prizes for the festival, as well as the food and drinks for all the learners invited to the festival. The learners will visit 20 stalls and exhibitions of sustainable green materials and organic food on the Red Square. Documentary movies with green themes on environmental issues will be screened.

Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the university, has urged everyone to participate in the Green Festival.

The programme for the day starts at 09:00 with buses taking learners to the respective pick-up spots. Prof. Jansen will deliver a Green Fest Speech at 11:45 in front of the Main Building. Other activities include the Green Quiz, Green Movie festival and music items.
 

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