An empirical investigation into green solutions in NWU (Mafikeng Campus)
A green campus can be defined as a higher education community that is improving energy efficiency, conserving resources and enhancing environmental quality by educating for sustainability and creating healthy living and learning environment. The research contained herein, aims to study the green activities currently on NWU Mafikeng Campus. The implication of this study serves to ensure that there are clear objectives with regard to adopting and promoting green education and awareness and to try for the implementation and promotion of new innovative green teaching methods. The result shows that is there is no consensus that the campus has clear objectives to promote a green campus and also no conclusive comment on the questions of if the campus continues to promote new methods of energy, water and waste consumption on the campus. One of the main objectives of a green building is to promote the construction of energy and resource efficient buildings but respondents could not comment on whether campus implements environmental impact assessments for new and existing buildings. However, students indicated they would be interested in attending green campus modules to effectively gain education on green and environmental affairs.