GENERATION Earth Wits put their contribution towards the In Our Hands project in front of the Great Hall yesterday. This is the first of many activities to create awareness for marine life and water conservation during Water Week (5-11 March). Students made handprints using water colour paint on a long sheet of white cloth and wrote messages.

“Our goal is to get 1000 handprints today to raise awareness,” said Michael Constantinides, Generation Earth chairman.

In Our Hands is an initiative founded by 20 year old Australian, Nicole McLachlan. She intends to get 100 000 handprints from youth around the world which will be sent to international conferences around the world. “One of the [other] main ideas for this [project] today is to boycott Namibia’s plan to club seals this July… this will be the biggest slaughter in history,” said Constantinides.