ENERGYDRIVE truck is expo’s crowd magnet
THOUSANDS attended the ethekwini Municipality’s Sustainable Living Expo.
The Durban Exhibition Centre housed awe-inspiring displays on food security and greening, biodiversity, health, creative arts, energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste minimisation and recycling, social justice, education and training and green building structures.
A host of ethekwini Municipality departments had exhibits, including the city’s rooftop garden and Durban Green Corridor.
The big attraction was the award-winning yellow energydrive truck – the first of its kind – which has been touring the country and spreading the word about renewable energy.
The R3-million private-public funded project was launched by the Durban University of Technology and the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority.
Robin Maharaj, of The Habitat Foundation, which exhibits products made of vetiver grass, said they had requested two advanced vetiver weaving trainers from Thailand to teach students in the rural areas and the underprivileged and physically challenged in communities around Durban. “The trainers also brought skills on how to make and use a simple hand loom that can weave intricate patterns in a short time.”
The courses are free and those interested can contact Maharaj on
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Award-winning yellow truck tours SA teaching about renewable energy.