Greenpeace head addresses Tongaat

2015-04-30 13:47
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Kumi Naidoo and Premi Naidu.

Photo: supplied Kumi Naidoo and Premi Naidu.

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THE head of Greenpeace International, Dr Kumi Naidoo, was the keynote speaker at the Buffelsdale Primary’s Soul Buddyz Club Global Warming and Climate Change Symposium at the SVET Hall on Thursday, 23 April.

The chairperson of the club Nadia Khan stated that the club saw “a need to tackle this serious issue”.

Dr Naidoo helped the audience understand climate change and global warming which, he believes, is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.

“The planet is actually fine. However, if humanity continues to neglect the environment, the planet will warm up until we reach the point that we will not be able to survive. The planet will still be here, we will be gone.”

He further stated that our challenge is to find ways to continue to co-exist with nature to secure the future of our children and their children.

“We are running out of time and nature does not negotiate. Mankind has to make a necessary transition from an economy driven by dirty brown fossil fuel based energy to an economy driven by clean green renewable energy.”

In his conclusion Naidoo interacted with pupils in a panel discussion. He was impressed by the interest shown by the pupils of Tongaat regarding Global warming and climate change.

Premi Naidu, facilitator of “Buffelsdale Helping Hands” Soul Buddyz Club, said she hoped that after pupils interacted Naidoo, they would be inspired to, in some small way, become environmental activists.

Selvan Chetty, acting senior education specialist (management) who was also present at the event, commended the Soul Buddyz Club for this initiative and heaped praise on the Buddyz for the type of work they are engaged in.

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