Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 00:00 - 22:00
NaDEET will join the fight against carbon emissions by declaring 10/10/10 the beginning of our "Less Impact, More Education (L.I.M.E.) Green" initiative to not only make our Base and Centre carbon-free, but to continue to expand our environmental education programmes to adult communities in Namibia. Currently, NaDEET’s energy supply relies mostly on solar and wind, but we use a generator on average one hour a day, which releases approximately 16-17kg of CO2 emissions per week. Our goal is to become completely dependent on solar and wind power (not including our vehicles).
To achieve this goal, we will add six more solar panels to the NaDEET Base, educate and encourage our staff of volunteers to continue their energy-saving lifestyles, and to continue to practice what we teach. Furthermore, we will continue our eight-year Environmental Education Programme for primary and secondary schools in Namibia, as well as to continue to expand our Community Education Programme for adults. In congruence with this, we will be publishing our fourth book, "It’s Time to be Efficient," as part of our environmental literacy programme. NaDEET’s "It’s Time to…" series and our mini-magazine, the "Bush Telegraph," are available as free downloadable PDF files at our website.
10/10/10 will be an historic day for NaDEET’s effort to leave less impact on the environment, and more impact on the minds and lifestyles of Namibians for a sustainable future.
Event Website: http://www.nadeet.org
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Event Host: NaDEET (Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust) is a small NGO located on NamibRand Nature Reserve in the Namib Desert, aimed at empowering and educating Namibians for a sustainable future. Through conducting environmental education programmes at NaDEET Centre for primary and secondary education, as well as adult community groups, Namibians will learn to preserve and respect their environment and its biodiversity. Some of our activities include utilizing solar energy for sustainable living, cooking with solar cookers, and identifying varying species on our "Dune Nature Walk." Built in a dune valley, NaDEET Centre is a model and experience in sustainable living.