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THINKING GREEN ACTING GREEN Global Change – Green Audit Project 2 nd ASCC 18-20 th Feb 09 Pavs Pillay ACCESS & MA-RE (UCT) GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT.

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1 THINKING GREEN ACTING GREEN Global Change – Green Audit Project 2 nd ASCC th Feb 09 Pavs Pillay ACCESS & MA-RE (UCT) GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

2 ⁻ Setting the scene ⁻ Green Audit Project About the project About the project Implementation Implementation Challenges Challenges ⁻ The future Embassy of Finland South Africa GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

3 “Our biggest challenge in this century is to take an idea that seems abstract – sustainable development – and make it into a daily reality for all the world’s people.” Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, March 2001 GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

4 Embassy of Finland South Africa GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

5 Primary Aims : - Awareness creation and changes in behaviour of young adults with regards to Global Change - Awareness creation and changes in behaviour of young adults with regards to Global Change Redefining one’s “environment” Redefining one’s “environment” How their actions or non-actions play a role & the long term effects of these, particularly on their lifestyles How their actions or non-actions play a role & the long term effects of these, particularly on their lifestyles - Sensitization of young adults to environmental issues and sustainable living - Sustainable living versus economic growth and development Secondary Aims: - To encourage young adults into the field of Earth System Science KEY QUESTION : How are we going to achieve these aims? Embassy of Finland South Africa GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

6 ANSWER – Develop a Green Audit Toolkit for High School Learners The Toolkit: Contents - Information and Activities booklet for learners - Educator’s Guide - Educator’s Guide - Smart Living Handbook - Smart Living Handbook (CTCC product) (CTCC product) - Audit Sheets - Audit Sheets - Smart Living Activity Sheets - Smart Living Activity Sheets GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

7 Phase 1 :- 8 Schools (4 advantaged & 4 disadvantaged) - Twining the schools - Bishops Diocesan, LEAP School, Hector Peterson, Somerset College, South Peninsular High, Springfield College, St Cyprians & Hout Bay High - Once the schools are audited, the schools need to develop a practical, cost-effective and implementable green sustainability plan - The participation of the schools are also incentive driven KEY QUESTION – SO WHAT IS THE PRIZE? ANSWER – Apart from doing an audit and assessing the school’s carbon footprint, the schools with the best “green – plan” carbon footprint, the schools with the best “green – plan” wins a complete refit of all schools facilities making the wins a complete refit of all schools facilities making the school a “green sustainable” environment school a “green sustainable” environment GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

8 - Held our first Educators workshop - Needed buy-in from the educators and the support of the school - Well received by all schools and educators - First learners workshop – 23 rd Feb 09 - Use snippets from movies to introduce the topic - Use snippets from movies to introduce the topic - Do a mock audit – as a competition and - Do a mock audit – as a competition and incentive to get students interacting & motivated incentive to get students interacting & motivated

9 GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT - Time Frames - Different facilities at schools - How to measure certain items e.g. urinals water usage, lab equipment wattage etc. wattage etc. - Need for equipment and resources - Cultural difference - Economic differences between schools -Immediate - Let the pilot project run and work through challenges -Long term - Relook and rework the toolkit - Roll-out the toolkit to all schools in the Western Cape - Get other councils to run the Western Cape - Get other councils to run the programme in their provinces programme in their provinces

10 It is important to illustrate to the learners and educators that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts of the Earth system. We must strive to create Awareness and to change Behaviour especially in the light of Global change and its effects and consequences. GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

11 ACCESSwww.africaclimatescience.org MA-RE Institute Embassy of Finland City Council of Cape Town GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT

12 ACCESS Hin Wah Li Steadfast Greening Consultants Grace Stead, Andrew Bennett & Andy Le May City Council of Cape Town Lindie Buirski Embassy of Finland -SA Ambassador Heikki Tunnanen Ms Jesse Laitinen GLOBAL CHANGE – GREEN AUDIT


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