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Friday, 25 April 2014


Green Week 2012

small green week picInformation and schedules for the upcoming Green Week from 16-20 April.

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Getting ready for Green Week 2012

GCI 2012 An average movie, and, according to some interpretations of an ancient Maya calendar, Mother Earth's final year. With this in mind, UCT's Green Campus Initiative (GCI) has decided to bring its annual Green Week - suitably themed Because the World Ends This Year - forward to the first semester.

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Improved teaching key to improved throughputs of students

Dr Max PriceThousands are swarming to Durban from across the globe for the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP17, which starts on 28 November and runs until 9 December. Read more...


UCT student group takes initiative

GCI membersThe Green Campus Initiative (GCI) has proven itself to be an industrious and committed group of environmentally concerned students; and not just during campus times, mind you. Read more...


ACDI unveiled

Profs Bruce Hewitson, Mark New &Harald WinklerJust hours prior to the arrival of the Prince of Wales at UCT on Saturday 5 November, the university formally introduced its new African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) and its director and pro vice-chancellor for climate change, Professor Mark New, to the media. Read more...


Prince of Wales speaks on the global and the local

Prince of WalesThe birth of the world's seven-billionth resident, marked symbolically on 31 October, offered a timely backdrop to the talk by the Prince of Wales at UCT earlier today, 5 November. Read more...


UCT steps up 'green star' initiatives

GCI membersFrom installing meters and retrofitting lights, to conserving certain areas and incorporating 'green star' features into buildings, UCT is making significant strides in creating an environmentally friendly institution. Read more...


Go, going, green!

Go, going, greenPart of the Green Campus Initiative (GCI), Green Week kicks off at UCT on 3 October and heralds a full programme of events on campus. To mark the week, Monday Paper has gone green, and so, too, has UCT's website. Read more...


GCI joins forces to launch national network

UCT's Green Campus Initiative (GCI) was a major player in the new BlueBuck Network's first summit held at Rhodes University during the winter vacation. Read more...


Student blows competition away with wind generator

Scientific Computing Research Unit (SCRU)The design of a sustainable wind generator using redundant materials has earned Hartmut Jagau, a master's student in electrical engineering at UCT, the 2011 Student Poster Presentation award at the prestigious 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (IEEE ECCE). Read more...