The Sustainability Institute is an international living and learning centre focusing on studies and experiences in ecology, community and spirit, set in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. The Sustainability Institute is part of the vibrant and functioning Lynedoch Eco-Village, a 7 hectare property that forms part of a wider agricultural community. The Sustainability Institute’s facilities are in a large ecologically designed renovated building that includes a primary school for 450 farm worker children, and a large hall that is used for school, performing arts productions and community events. Onsite are a host of sustainable technologies and applications, from indigenous gardens and community food gardens to renewable energy systems and green design buildings.
A group of Masters students from the Sustainability Institute are offering tours of the Sustainability Institute for interested school and other interest groups which they can tailor design to the group’s age, interests and available time as well as compliment with additional activities like a tour of the local organic farm or neighbouring Spier, fun activities for students and the opportunity to spend some time volunteering in the gardens or on the farm. Catering is available on request. The Masters student group is also offering presentations to schools in the area on sustainable development and related topics.
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