Living expo turns residents ‘green’

2015-08-26 06:00

THE Sustainable Living Exhibition has succeeded in turning a portion of eThekwini residents “green” as it enlightened and emphasised nature­and#039;s significance through conservation.

Over 14 000 visitorsand#039; streamed into the Durban Exhibition­ Centre over the weekend of 14 to 16 August, to enjoy the city’s premier greening event.

The expo was hosted by the eThekwini Municipality and KwaZulu-Natal Department of Co-operative Governance­ and Traditional Affairs and was hailed a success.

eThekwini mayor, Cllr James Nxumalo expressed his happiness at people heeding the call to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.

“One of the ways in which the municipality is trying to encourage people to achieve the vision of eThekwini being Africaand#039;s most caring and liveable city by 2030, is by encouraging people to start taking action.

“This is why the Sustainable Living Exhibition was created - to showcase the things that various people, NGOs, schools and government departments are doing to make our world a better place,” he said.

The mayor encouraged all who live, work and play in eThekwini to start making a difference in their lives, their neighbourhood and their communities.

Exhibitors showcased creative use of waste material, turning them into functional items. There was a wealth of knowledge shared on energy-saving, water conservation, food gardens and health and wellness ideas.

The Inanda, Ntuzuma, Kwamashu (Ink) area-based management launched a book at the expo titled, The State of Local Institutions Report 2015, which tells the story of 25 organisations in the Ink area which supports the sustainable social and economic growth of the communities.

Expo visitors were also informed about the cityand#039;s strategic plan to support sustainability in local communities. - Supplied

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