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Enter our June-July photo competition celebrating World Environment Day 2023
Author: Petro Mostert
Published: 01/06/2023

​​This year the theme for World Environment Day 2023 reminds us that our actions on plastic pollution matters. Stellenbosch University's Environmental Sustainability Team and the SDG/2063 Impact Hub are raising awareness by launching a special photo competition about how our actions influence our environment that will be running during the months of June and July.

To participate in the photo competition, you simply need to take a photo and write a caption. We want to know how you will raise awareness for environmental sustainability. You are also allowed to enter more than once. 

To celebrate World Environmental Day on Monday, 5 June, we invite students and staff to join us on a tour of our material recycling facility (MRF) at Welgevallen, on Monday, 5 June 2023 where we will show SU's efforts to sort our campus waste in such a way as to divert as much waste from landfill as possible and #BeatPlasticPollution.  

For inspiration, see what we do in the SU Environmental Sustainability Plan, click here.

The first prize is valued at R2000, the runner-up's prize at R1000 and the value of the 3rd prize is R500, sponsored by the Environmental Sustainability team. There is a special bonus prize for the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign sponsored by SDG/2063 Impact hub—spot prizes to be given on social media during June and July. We also have a prize for the most-liked photo on our Instagram page at @su.environmental.sust.

The closing date for entries is at 23:59 on 20 July 2023.

To enter our photo competition, please click here for the entry form online. You will need to be logged in with your SU credentials to access the form. 

For those who want to attend our recycling tour on Monday, herewith the details:

Join us for a recycling tour of our material recycling facility at Welgevallen to celebrate World Environment Day and #BeatPlasticPollution.

Date: 5 June 2023

Time: 12h00 – 13h00

RSVP because places are limited: Please fill in the form here

Transport will be available from the Conserve via SU's shuttle service for confirmed participants.​
#BeatPlasticPollution, #WorldEnvironmentDay