Durban - The third annual Sustainable Living Exhibition, at the Durban Exhibition Centre from August 30 to September 1, offers the public a chance to find new ways of saving money while living a more caring and sustainable life.
More than 180 exhibitors will display their initiatives at the show, hosted by the eThekwini municipality.
Among the highlights will be the launch of the Durban Green Map – an interactive, online display of sustainable features in the city and points of cultural or social significance. There will be 11 computers with which to view the map or to add sites to.
Other innovations at the exhibition include water and energy saving devices, solar-powered gadgets and ozone friendly appliances, worm farms and organic gardening.
Municipal spokesman Thabo Mofokeng said there would be educational events aimed at children and schools.
“Educational activities will take place every day, such as puppet making and an object manipulation workshop.
“Children will be enthralled by a planetarium show, mobile exhibits and science shows,” he said.
Adding a touch of green glam to the event will be a fashion show featuring designs by Durban University of Technology students using recyclable and recycled material.
An open forum discussion on responsible shopping will also be held to raise consumer awareness of how the choices we make impact on our planet.
Mofokeng urged the public to bring their unwanted shoes, toys, clothes and books to the exhibition for distribution to charities and schools.
Entrance is free to the exhibition, which will run from 9am to 5pm. Visit www.imaginedurban.org. – Daily News