The 70th edition of UCT’s Summer School (6 to 25 January) has a strong focus on the environment and the future of the planet. Here are some of the courses covering green issues that will help us make more informed lifestyle choices.
- Songo Sokhululeka Didiza, founder of the Green Building Design Group, imparts important tips in her course Introduction to green building design (Monday 6—Tuesday 7 January at 9.15 am).
- A lunchtime lecture entitled Wilder lives by Professor Duncan Brown reflects on how we can change our behaviour so that we stop destroying the planet’s ecosystems (Friday 10 January).
- Looking at the environment through the lens of great science fiction writing is Professor John Higgins with his course Catastrophe! Science fiction and the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Energy comes into the spotlight with James-Brent Styan’s lecture Inside the Eskom crisis and
- the course South Africa’s nuclear deal: Is it dead and buried? led by Goldman Award recipients Liziwe McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala. (See photo above).
Green topics of the hour are dealt with in:
- Climate Change and South Africa: Impacts and Responses
- The Cape Town Drought: Lessons learned.
- Professor Peter Ryan, ornithologists from the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, reflects on How birds are adapting to climate change.
- Climatologist Professor Bruce Hewitson explores skepticism around climate change in the first lecture of the course Bad Science: Modern Myths Debunked (13 January).
For the full UCT Summer School programme visit.
Have you seen the Think Water edition of the Cape Town Green Map? View here
TICKETS: available via Webtickets.
WHERE: University of Cape Town Kramer Law Building, 1 Stanley Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
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