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Sustainable Living Exhibition is the brain child of Imagine Durban Project which is a council led, community based initiative that started in 2007 in partnership with Sustainable Cities International (SCI) and Sustainable International Network (SIN). This project is undertaken as part of the second phase of Imagine Durban Project which focuses on facilitating actions that advance the strategic goals of eThekwini Long-Term Development Plan.
It was therefore decided that to advance sustainable development within the Municipality a suitable platform for sharing experiences should be created hence a Sustainable Living Exhibition is hosted annually.
Hosting of Sustainable LivingExhibition is premised on the fact that there are many initiatives being implemented by various organizations and individuals which contribute towards sustainable development and livelihoods within the Municipality; however they are not well profiled so as to inspire action by masses within the Municipality. Sustainable Living Exhibition aimed at showcasing such sustainability efforts, provide an opportune learning, sharing and networking experience to the broad section of public and inspire action at individual or community level.
3. Participation in the Exhibition
The exhibition targets ordinary members of public with a special bias to school since they nurture future leaders. All sectors of the society including individuals, non-profit organisations, schools, government, state owned enterprises and businesses who are implementing initiatives that advance sustainable development are welcome to show case their work in the Exhibition.
All members of the society are welcome to visit the Exhibition and participate in all activities which are planned as part of the Exhibition.
4. Focus areas
Although the Exhibition seeks to provide a suitable space to share initiatives that advance the strategic goals of eThekwini Long Term Development Plan, there is emphasise on environmental sustainability and the exhibitors can showcase any of their initiatives on the following areas:
- Energy efficiency and Renewal energy
- Waste minimisation and recycling
- Water harvesting and conservation
- Food gardening
- Climate change adaption and mitigation
- Biodiversity protection
- Green home improvement
- Creative arts
There are many initiatives which are implemented by all sectors of society within the eThekwini Municipal Area. These initiatives are catalysts in terms of advancing aspirations of the Municipality to become a liveable and caring Municipality by 2020. Participating in the Exhibition provides a suitable space to influence others towards a sustainable growth path while it demonstrates the power and contribution of all society sectors to sustainable development. The Exhibition provides a very suitable learning, sharing and networking space with the like minded people. Through participation in the Exhibition partnerships to take smart ideas to greater heights can be established.
Sustainable Living Exhibition 2012 will be hosted as from Thursday,30 August – Saturday, 01 September in Durban Exhibition Centre. Pre-registration is now open until 30 May 2012 and the confirmation of registration will be closed at 30 June 2012. To register click here or download the registration form here. Please hurry as space is limited
The following exhibitors have confirmed their participation on the coming Exhibition. Have you registered? Your initiative has a potential to inspire all sectors of the society, therefore share it with others and make a contribution.
An exciting programme detailing interesting and inspiring events which will happen during the exhibition is not yet ready. You will be the first one to see it once it’s ready.
The floor plan will be provided close to the exhibition date, so watch the space!!!
Sustainable Living Exhibition 2012 is going to be an unforgettable experience and everyone should be interested to showcase or visit the exhibition. Interesting and exciting initiatives will be showcased and a number of interactive sessions will be held to inspire you beyond measure. Feel free to contact our team for any questions you may have.
Dorothy Lutchmiah | 031 311 4272 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Imraan Vawda | 031 311 4282 |vawdaImraan@durban.gov.za
LeeAnne MacGregor | 031 3114268 | MacgregorL@durban.gov.za
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