On Wednesday 6 June Whale Coast Conservation took its Sustainable Energy Road Show to Stanford. The Community Hall was a great venue, which included four helpful local builders who volunteered the ‘muscle’ to unload the heavy equipment in the morning and to reload it at the end of the day.
The event kicked off with 300 foundation phase learners from Die Bron Primêr arriving in groups, followed by about 100 more senior learners. They were joined by a similar number of Okkie Smuts Laerskool learners throughout the afternoon. Educators from the two schools as well as members of the public found much of interest in the interactive displays. Judging by the enthusiasm of the learners, education is alive and well in Stanford.
The day concluded with a public seminar conducted by Rob Fryer, WCC Manager, on the sustainable use of energy and how to gradually and cost-effectively replace non-renewable energy with renewable sources.