Celebrating 20 Years!

Written by Amelia Pretorius on 2019-11-18 08:37:48

On Friday 1 November we celebrated our 20th anniversary! What started as an idea to provide a space where people could live and learn together in an ecologically restorative community, the past 20 years has allowed the Sustainability Institute to grow into a beautiful environment where people of all ages flourish, just futures are enabled, holistic and outstanding education is offered and positive change is activated in the Lynedoch community.

To commemorate this journey, a photo forest of the past 20 years was installed and guests could view hundreds of photographs showing where the Sustainability Institute started in 1999 and where we are today. The morning started with an alumni reunion, and in the afternoon our community gathered as the children and youth did dance and song performances, which were greatly enjoyed by all. A book has also been put together, reflecting on this beautiful 20-year journey. Hard copies of this book are for sale at R390 each.

It was such an honour to celebrate this wonderful milestone with alumni, students, friends, funders, partners, our elders and members of the Lynedoch community - all who have played a part in shaping the past 20 years. It was a day filled with colour, laughter and lots of love.

dancing marimba

To share in our 20-year journey, please visit our website at https://www.sustainabilityinstitute.net/about/20-year-journey to take a look at the various videos created.

SI Alumni reunion photo album

SI celebration photo album