A crash course in changing the world.
The Sustainability Institute is found on a plot
located a short distance from the renowned Spier Wine Estate. It is led by Eve
Annecke, one of the Lynedoch Development’s co-founders, who has a Masters in Management Learning from
Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and has spent many years working in
The idea behind the Sustainability Institute is partly
to introduce young students who are doing university degrees to look at ways of
sustaining our existence.
The Institute has several different projects, some of
which it has initiated, some of which it has sustained and some of which it has
revived. All of these revolve around sustainability and creating an economic
and physical space in which we can live and work without the concern of our
impact on the planet.
The Sustainability Institute is a fantastic pilot project - because how are we
to learn about this VERY important Global Issue if there's no-one to teach it?
Amazed by the initiative of the Sustainability
Institute, I decided to get into contact with Eve Annecke, and my conversation
with her (thus far) is as follows:
Thanks very much for writing. Cool project.What would help you most? Our website is www.sustainabilityinstitute.net for some information and maybe useful images, and then perhaps let me know what else. A paragraph or 2 from
me? Your club would also be very welcome to visit and do a bit of a tour of our place - lots of people do that, and maybe you
From: Beare Peter A [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Bishops and EVOKE - Sustainability Institute
I am writing both from Bishops, as a Global Issues Network member, and from EVOKE, a leaders-of-tomorrow skills site set up to teach mainly African learners how to tackle Global
Issues. We have been tasked to contact someone we consider a
"hero" in terms of tackling these issues, and I have chosen your
Institute and you in particular for my study. What I would
most like to know from you is how successful your Institute has been in the
past several years , not only in terms of students' success, but also in terms of your
Ecovillage, your pre- and primary schools' feedback and also your personal opinion
on the project - it looks wonderful to our club, and we
are all inspired by it.
Thank you very much for your time.
Diocesan College, Cape Town