Living within the limits of what natural ecosystems can provide. Living within the limits



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Water: Water restrictions apply in our town. Water supply is too low. Threatened by droughts, poor sewage & waste management. Pollution of catchments impacts our health.

  • Water: Water restrictions apply in our town. Water supply is too low. Threatened by droughts, poor sewage & waste management. Pollution of catchments impacts our health.

  • Energy: Costly. Coal-fired power causes pollution, impacts our health. Delays in implementing renewable energy. High energy consumption is linked to higher residence fees.

  • Waste: Our throw-away culture leads to excessive waste. Littering & illegal dumping. Poor law enforcement & landfill site management impacts our health.

  • Biodiversity: Diversity of life is a natural insurance policy, vital for food security. It is threatened by invasive species, changes in land-use & climate, which makes society vulnerable.





Living within the limits of what natural ecosystems can provide.

  • Living within the limits of what natural ecosystems can provide.

  • “Social-ecological perspective” of sustainability: human social world & natural ecosystems interconnected.

  • Ability to lead a good life – have clean air, drinkable water and healthy food, as well as opportunities to learn, generate income, and live in a peaceful and just society – linked to how we relate to and care for the natural world.











In res: coordinated by Environmental Reps

  • In res: coordinated by Environmental Reps



Enviro Reps involve residents





Enviro Reps involve residents

  • Enviro Reps involve residents

    • REDUCING waste
    • Recycling
    • Re-use shopping bags / cloth bags










Enviro Reps webpage

  • Enviro Reps webpage

  • www.ru.ac.za/environment/students/enviroreps

  • SRC Environmental Councillor

  • www.ru.ac.za/environment/student

  • Environment webpages

  • www.ru.ac.za/environment

  • Follow the links: ACTION, RESOURCES, POLICY, etc etc






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