Guest Blog from Rhodes University, South Africa

MobilizeU Guest Blog

By Mary Ododa 

MobilizeU Regional Coordinator

Rhodes University; Grahamstown, South Africa

The first week of the MobilizeU competition at Rhodes University in South Africa was a complete success!

Rhodes University held 2 major events, the “Green Fund Run” and the Student Representative Council Environmental Week.  The "green fund run" had over 500 participants and focused on depicting the lack of attention paid by world leaders to environmental issues. So, a big part of the event focused on dressing up (or down) depicting something green or the lack of world leadership. A tree was planted in honor of the winning teams and best dressed teams.

The Student Representative Council Environmental Week featured a theme for each day of the week such as “Environment and Art. This was a resounding success in raising awareness around environmental issues and Earth Day 2012”.