Adria van der Merwe: 10 trees for Arbour Day

It was such a pleasure to celebrate the first day of spring with Healing Minds Care Haven. I got to know the children through many hugs and songs and I truly felt the love on this beautiful day. Builders were so kind to donate 10 trees to the school and [...]

Shelani van Niekerk/Gifting a young mind/Another trip out to sea/CPT

Cleaning the ocean The southern right Whale   On the 24th of July I went out on another Boat trip in Hermanus, but this time on the 'Synergy'. It was the final trip that I went on during my Miss Earth journey. I had organised a [...]

Mireesha Narsai: Tree Planting for Arbour Day

A last-minute venue change turned out to be such a fun morning! Waterfall Educare were happy to have the Natal Mahogany tree I had brought along as it will provide shade and mark the boundary of their future veggie garden!   I chatted to the kids about why we need [...]

Hammanskraal gets painted green with trees by Lindiwe Motaung

Trees are the most vital element of oxygen production on mother earth. I joined the ward councillor of Hammanskraal and together with Tshwane Municipality environmental management we planted more than 10 trees. These were wild olive trees. The community members each received fruit trees to plant at their households. It [...]

Elne van Coller : Give A Woman Back Her Dignity

Ending off Women's Month on a high note at Petunia High School. Andricia Hinckemann and I donated sanitary towels from our sanitary towel drive for the Give A Woman Back Her Dignity campaign.  We were also joined by Mrs Bridgitte Murison whom is a finalist for Mrs Style, she contributed [...]

Shelani van Niekerk/Unexpected Learning Opportunities out at Sea/CPT

Excitement Listening to the ocean waves Remember On the 3rd of July I went on a boat trip. It was organised by Charissa, 'Dolphin Lady', who had connected with her brother and Kim from ‘Shark Lady’, in Hermanus. The purpose of this boat trip [...]

Seipati Ledibane: Community Environment Awareness

There is a common saying that “charity begins at home”, meaning that one’s first priority is to take care of the needs of those closest to them, like family. On the 26th August we had a community cleanup in my community, Phase two, in partnership with our local municipality, Mangaung Metro Municipality and Central University of technology. The aim of the community cleanup was to raise awareness about illegal dumping and the problems we are facing globally related to waste, dumping sites and the impact we all have on the environment. In order to create much spectacle about this campaign, I visited local a radio station and to use the campus notice board to invite students, staff and campus visitors. I was able to get the support from my university, Central University of Technology, this included the university allowing students from the Department of Health and Environmental studies to join us at the cleanup in so that the students can raise awareness community members – to inform them about waste, illegal dumping and to encourage the community to follow the 3Rs- reduce, reuse and recyle. […]

Seipati Ledibane: Celebrating Arbor Day at St. Mary’s Primary School

Arbor day is celebrated every year every year as a way of encourage people to "green" the environment by planting trees. A single tree can provide oxygen for approximately 80 people. It was for this reason I donated two indigenous trees at St. Mary's Primary School, with the donation of [...]

Seipati Ledibane: A fun Waste Management Presentation at Monyatsi Primary School

It was on a warm day on the 19 August 2016, that I did a fun waste management presentation at Monyatsi Primary School. The waste management presentation was inspired by this year's theme "Waste Stops With Me". Who better to than you and I to start minimising our emission of [...]

Elne van Coller: Sonnedou Spring Day Tree Planting

"It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees."- Wangari Maathai Spring day, one of my favorite days each year. It is the first day that highlights new growth and new prosperity for the new season ahead. Spring day is also [...]

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