Andrea von Gunten: Conservation – Save the Karoo! Say NO to Fracking

Working for CREW, we sometimes get sent on really cool missions like this one, which I like to call the Karoo Expedition. We spent 12 days in the Northern Cape, Karoo area, collecting data and assessing vegetation condition to summarize the vast area which has been neglected in terms of [...]

Andrea von Gunten: The BIG 02 CHALLENGE continues at Heartlands Baby Sanctuary

On the 21 August 2015 I took the Big 02 Challenge to the Heartlands Baby Sanctuary in Somerset West. It was a beautiful day, planting 6 trees in around the building and beautifying the playground for the children. The day would not have been possible without the sponsor from Stone [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Supporting Raptor Conservation and creating awareness at Eagle Encounters

Eagle encounters is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, education and eco-tourism centre based at the beautiful Spier Wine Farm in the Somerset West area of Cape Town. Myself and fellow Miss Earth SA Finalist, Denicke Cronje, had the opportunity of visiting this special place during our Miss Earth Journey. On [...]

Carla Viktor: New lights, new vision at Lulama Primary

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  I went back to our Mandela Day & Legacy Project at Lulama Primary in Soweto and it felt like coming home to family! It's amazing to see the hard work of Miss Earth South Africa coming together to provide a happy, safe environment for the children where they can thrive [...]

Denicke Cronjé – 24 Things for Madiba

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We Can 24 Network invited the Miss Earth Regional Finalists to take part in their #24Things4Madiba initiative. The WeCan24 platform is a digital school news network, specifically designed for aspiring young media industry leaders. It gives young minds the ability to experience digital journalism in real time. “With the hope [...]

Denicke Cronjé -Fynbos and Horse Races

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The Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area hosted us at their extraordinary nature reserve in the middle of the Kenilworth Racecourse. It protects 52 hectares of critically endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos vegetation. Cape Flats Sand Fynbos is unique as it occurs only within the city of Cape Town and less than [...]


Lebogange Orphange is the first orphanage I went to at the beginning on my green journey, a day spent playing with the kinds and realizing how fun it is to tap into the child in me at times. While I was there though I thought of things I wished to [...]


Treeeees!!! “Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked to the rest of creation” Charles Cook Children are the future, the younger they are the more attuned they are with existence, the less affected [...]

Maxine Caruth: The Big 02 challenge and recycling with a difference campaign

This morning I had the absolute honour and pleasure to address my fellow Varsity College students in challenging them to the big 02 challenge, as well as proposing an idea of recycling with a difference. The big 02 challenge,  challenges us to give back to mother nature and plant trees [...]

Maxine Caruth: Veggie garden revisits

A few months back I had the opportunity to work with different people from all walks of life, in creating veggie gardens. I thought I'd revisit both schools and find out how those veggie gardens were doing. My first veggie garden was created at Golden hours, a school and home [...]

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