An ideas catalogue with environmental initiatives and new ways of viewing climate challenges are some of the outcomes DuPont in Denmark experienced when running Carbon Conversations (CC) groups with colleagues.
We are thrilled that our 3-year project 'Sustainability, Heritage, Health' (SHH) has just received Erasmus + funding!
The Cape Town Water Crisis, White Man-made Climate Change, and the Road to Sharpeville
Euri Vidal from Surefoot was a student at the University of Cape Town in 2006 and wrote the article ‘The Cape Town Water Crisis, White Man-Made Climate Change, and the Road to Sharpeville’.
The article focuses on climate justice by arguing that white people in the Global North are primarily responsible for climate change and people of colour in the Global South will be the most affected. In this case, it is the poor South Africans of Cape Town, predominantly black people, who are currently suffering the consequences of the Cape Town water crisis more disproportionally.
Environmental Sustainability at UWC National Committees
To contribute to the fight against climate change, the Spanish National Committee proposed the International Office to carry out a small environmental sustainability project that started in April 2018 to help six other National Committees (NC) to reduce their environmental impact. The committees of Macedonia, Uruguay, Mexico, Portugal, Costa Rica and Thailand agreed to implement a series of actions to make their pre-selection and selection processes more environmentally friendly. This project was inspired in the work of the Spanish National Committee and the reduction of the environmental impact that its activities and alumni had during the selection year 2017-18. The Spanish NC also implemented activities during its annual summer programme 'ActionxChange' and during its winter short course 'ActionxPeace'.