The Durban Exhibition Centre is a bustling green-hub as the Sustainable Living Exhibition kicked off this morning.
 
The greener living exhibition was officially opened by Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) MEC, Nomusa Dube and eThekwini Deputy Mayor, Nomvuzo Shabalala.
 
Dube began her speech with the Native American quote, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow if from our children.”
 
“I am pleased that Durban has set the pace in the movement to make climate change everyone’s business. As MEC for COGTA I would like to see other municipalities in the Province getting involved in combating climate change,” said Dube.
 
The MEC congratulated the exhibitors for showcasing their work which is creating awareness towards greener living.
 
Deputy Mayor, Cllr Nomvuzo Shabalala said, “We are proud of this 4th annual exhibition which is a partnership between the city and provincial government. From the first exhibition we have seen exhibitors doubling in numbers and we are positive it will continue to grow. This three day exhibition is the ideal platform to educate and mobilise our communities to understand the importance of greener living.”
 
More than 200 exhibitors are showcasing their innovations making the event a one stop greening shop. Everything from water and energy saving devices, solar powered gadgets and ozone friendly appliances, to worm farms, organic gardening, and recycling is available for the community to inspire you to live sustainable lifestyles.
 
A highlight of the event is definitely the eco-friendly, zero emission car that is on display.
 
The exhibition promises to be an eventful one for the whole family.
The KZN Science Centre will provide hours of fun and learning to children at the planetarium and science exhibits. Shows are on every hour from 9am.

Puppet shows will enthral children while teaching them the importance of the environment. Learn how to make puppets using simple recyclable items from around the home.
Watch informative, eye-opening environmental movies, such as ‘The Burning Sun', 'How Cuba Survived Peak Oil'.

Schools will debate Sustainable Living in a marathon debating forum to be held tomorrow morning at the Coast of Dreams within Durban Exhibition Centre. This focus on youth will embed the idea of sustainability in their minds.

The Durban University of Technology will showcase their unique range of fashion made from recyclable material at 12pm on Saturday and Sunday. This popular showcase is a crowd favourite as visitors watch in awe of the creative ways to use paper, cardboard, plastic, wood, and packets.

So if you are into all things natural and environmental friendly, make sure you schedule this exciting and informative exhibition in your diary. Entrance is free and the exhibition will be open from 9am -5pm. It closes on Sunday.

For pictures, contact Sohana Singh on 083 309 0207

For more information contact Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 / 082 731 7456 or email Thabo1.mofokeng@durban.gov.za
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality's Communications Unit. Contact Sohana Singh on 031 311 4805 or email: sohana.singh@durban.gov.za