Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Water talk encourages active citizenry

Water Warrior: Caron von Zeil addressed Architectural Technology and Interior Design students on the water crisis Water Warrior: Caron von Zeil addressed Architectural Technology and Interior Design students on the water crisis

With Day Zero looming for Capetonions, students in the Architectural Technology and Interior Design Department recently came out in their numbers to attend a talk by water warrior, Caron von Zeil.

Von Zeil, who also lectures in the Department, is the founder of non-profit organisation Reclaim Camissa and has located 32 springs, which flow under the Mother City and run into the ocean.

According to the organisation’s Facebook page, it aims to reclaim the central city’s connection to the water, ensuring that the public is able to enjoy the right to this water and that the water remains in good ecological health
“We have to learn how to be respectful to the environment again because we have forgotten that. We assume water comes out of a tap and that milk comes out a box. They don’t. We are all symbiotic in this system and we have to learn to share,” Von Zeil said.

She encouraged the students to be active citizens.
“Be informed and know what you can do to assist the plight,” was her message.
“As you progress through the school know where you can design and how you can do things more ecologically sensitively.”

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Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.