Thinking green: Students ponder their answers at the GCI pub quiz.
What happens to male chicks on chicken farms?
These were the sort of questions thrown at a pub quiz hosted by the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) at the UCT Club on 16 February.
So, yes, maybe a significant amount of the undergrad students (who aren’t normally allowed in the Club) were lured by the once-in-a-degree drinks and free snacks. But going by their performances, they’re well versed in matters environmental and sustainable. The students had to rack their collective brains to answer questions on everything from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and international legislation to endangered rain forests and Angelina Jolie.
One of the biggest student societies on campus, with 500 new members this year, the GCI hosted the quiz as a fun way of introducing new members to each other and to environmental awareness issues.
“We find that, in a relaxed environment, with the drink, and having conversations with people, it’s a really nice way of introducing issues of sustainability to students’ minds,” explained GCI chairperson, Kate Pallet.
And so it was.
Showing a remarkable amount of energy after a long day of lectures, students created a buzz that could be heard all the way from the sports centre vending machines as they gamely tackled some challenging brainteasers.
The answer to the chicken question, by the way, is that they are killed. More power to the GCI.
View video clip of an interview with Kate Pallet.