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Carla Viktor: 20 trees for Rabboni Christian School #ArbourWeek

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

After starting a Generation Earth Council at Rabboni, we celebrated by planting 20 trees!

The Grade 7 & 8 learners who are part of the Generation Earth council assisted me with the planting, and they eagerly started without any help from me!

Thank you Kainosis Organics in Brits for so generously donating the trees and compost.

Looking forward to going back for more projects!

Launching of the Dream Girls Foundation – Andricia Hinckemann

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Launching of the very first Dream Girls Foundation in Bloemfontein at the Central University of Technology this morning. What an honour and privilege it was to speak to a group of young ladies and to inspire them to continue dreaming, to chase their dreams and to never give up.

I shared my personal life story with them and said to them that life will throw you with challenges but you need to take those challenges as stepping stones in a positive direction. Don’t look back and lose energy, stay focused and run this race whole heartedly. You were born with a unique purpose, live up to it.

#TelltheWorld

#YouareheretoInspire

#BeADreamer  

#MissEarthSA

Carla Viktor: Generation Earth council at Pretoria Central High School

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Proud to announce that Pretoria Central High School is now part of Generation Earth with their own GE council!

40 learners signed up and they’ve already identified their first project! Their enthusiasm and passion for the cause highlights the fact that the youth really will be the ones to continue advocating for the Green Legacy that we are fighting for right now.

Thank you to Ms Petunia, Sulette and Karl for volunteering to support and assist the learners in making Generation Earth a success at the school!

Carla Viktor: Talking the talk – Radio Interviews

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Carla Viktor and Milanie Cilliers at Pretoria FM

During my time as a Miss Earth Finalist I was privileged to have the opportunity to spread the Miss Earth Ethos on radio stations in Gauteng.

What  made it special was the fact that it was Arbour week and I could raise even more awareness for #thebig02challenge!

Thank you Unisa FM, Pretoria FM and Vow FM for having me!

Carla Viktor: Generation Earth council for Rabboni Christian School

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Carla Viktor with the students of Rabboni Christian School

I arrived at Rabboni Christian School just outside of Hartbeespoort to find the learners already waiting eagerly for me outside their school hall!

The energy was palpable and I knew that if there ever was a school that was ready to tackle environmental issues, it was them!

I spoke to about 300 learners, ranging from Grade 7 – 11 and in the end 100 learners signed up!

Rabboni – now part of the green movement!

Nikita Lagler – Recycling Project

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

On the 17 June I went to visit my children at Ithembelihle Lsen School once again. This time we decided to do a recycling project with the children. I taught the children about litter and why it is bad and what happens to animals when they eat it. We decided as a group that we will no longer throw our litter on the floor but rather in dustbins.

We learnt that we can recycle certain items and we have started to recycle paper and plastic in their classroom! These children caught on to the recycling concept so easily and I can just hope that they carry on being so enthusiastic about it! We learnt that the green bin is for plastic and the red bin is for paper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These children can not only help the environment by recycling but they can also help themselves! As these children battle with normal school curriculum they can use recycling as a tool to gain some income one day when they have to leave school.

Every time I visit these children they amaze me more and more! They inspire me and I can only hope that what I am doing for them they will benefit from in the long run.

 

Nombuso Mnikathi: KZN Drought Crisis

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

In a country, and indeed continent, where were a constantly

OVER 80% of boreholes in KwaZulu-Natal have dried up, rivers are at a trickle if flowing at all, dam levels are dropping rapidly, and crop and livestock are threatened. The provincial government is said to only have about half of the R670 million needed to alleviate the dire situation.

Water rationing has kicked in at a number of municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal in a bid to conserve water resources in the province. The northern areas of eThekwini and the southern areas of Illembe, which are supplied by Hazelmere Dam, are expected to be the worst affected.

Water rationing means that water production will be reduced and, as a result of this water reduction, less water will be supplied to municipalities. This will have a knock-on effect on consumers who will be given a set of amount of water per day once the water quantum allocated to households is consumed, there will be no water available until the following day when a new amount is allocated. Only hospitals and clinics will be exempted. Hazelmere Dam had a mere two months supply of water remaining if restrictions were not implemented, as water levels have dropped to about 32% and no rainfall is expected in the next six months.

 

Seipati Ledibane: Bloemfontein SPCA visit

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

On a cool May Saturday morning Miss Earth SA Bloemfontein 2015 regional semi- finalists, which I am a part of, together with Margo Fargo our Miss Earth South Africa Ambassodor visited the Bloemfontein Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, commonly referred to as the SPCA. The SPCA teaches the public how to take care of their animals properly, helps animals that are physically or mentally abused, it also provides a home to those animals into suitable homes.

Although we didn’t get the chance to interact with the animals, we had the chance to get to know each other, to learn more about the centre and the work it does and as to how we can assist it.

A big thank you to the Bloemfontein SPCA for opening the doors to MESA ladies.

Seipati Ledibane: Bloemfontein Zoo visit

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

   

Bloemfontein Zoo is one of the oldest in South Africa, it is now a home of many to many our wildlife including the Big Five Animals. The Zoo plays an important role as a centre of learning, conservation, recreation and research. On a chilly morning on the 24th June I took a visit to the Bloemfontein Zoo I met with the the supervisor in charge, and he introduced me to the staff. Some of the tasks I had on the day included preparing food for the herbivorous animals. Food preparations included making peanut butter brown bread, chopping bananas, apples, oranges, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots and green peppers into halves. Later, during the day we fed the carnivorous. Apart from the fact that the zoo is one of my favorite spots in my hometown, I have very fond memories of this place hence it was a rather fun and interesting visit I had adding to a list of good memories and appreciation for our Zoos.

Thank you to the Bloemfontein Zoo management for opening their gates for me and for the staff for their help and guidance during my visit.

Jessica Janse Van Rensburg: Paying a visit to my past primary school

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Standing behind the podium and giving my talk

Showing off my old blazer! They couldn't believe it still fits!

On 18 June, I was absolutely delighted to revisit my Primary School, Parview Senior. I was invited to talk to the learners about my journey from the time that I left PVS to where I am today as a University student but most importantly, a Miss Earth SA semi-finalist. Being on the stage, looking down at the students seemed so surreal. To think that it was me who was sitting in the hall 8 years ago… it felt like yesterday!

During my talk, I wore my old PVS blazer, which still kind of fits (the sleeves were a bit short)! I spoke on behalf of Animal Anti-Cruelty League and emphasised how important it is to adopt and not shop. I also spoke about the 3 R’s of recycling and how if each one of us makes a small difference it will all add up to a big difference. Lastly, talking from experience, I reminded the learners of how lucky they are to be receiving such a wonderful education and that every one of us has the right to an education but it is your responsibility to make sure that you make use of it.

I am so proud to be from such an amazing school that continues to thrive. PVS is a gem of a school that is so well run by the amazing teachers and learners.

Green hugs! xx