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Students set up SDG action groups

October 4, 2015 6:19 pm

Students of the University of the South Pacific Lautoka Campus have formed action groups that will implement activities that promote sustainable development goals.

The groups will lead action on startup of a wellness activity, promotion of organic cropping for food production and recycling amongst USP Campuses and communities around Lautoka.

The youths will begin classes on organic farming at FRIEND and help set up organic gardens at the Golden Age Home in Natabua next week.

Members of the Environment Group will attend a series of workshops on developing livelihood options through recycling.

Students have committed to a weekly exercise program for wellness as well a review of policy on food within the campus.

The action is a result of a successful roundtable on SDG’s held in partnership with FRIEND last Friday.

The roundtable looked at concerns raised by students in terms of risky behaviors affecting health and environment.

FRIEND SDG Coordinator Sandhya Narayan says FRIEND has been actively creating awareness in secondary and tertiary institutions inviting local action for a sustainable Fiji.