Seipati Ledibane: Greening Monyatsi Primary School

The past two schools I have been to plant trees, I have learnt that there's more to life than us. The little that you give could bring hope to someone else. On the 10th June 2016 we planted 3 indigenous trees with grade R and 5 learners of Monyatsi Primary [...]

Cleopatra Mbatha : Doing a vegetable garden at Boepathutse Junior Secondary School in Soshanguve

Starting a vegetable garden at Boepathutse Junior Secondary School in Soshanguve as one of my projects has been amazing. We decided to make our own organic compost to get the soil ready, and that soon became a fun activity for the learners.  Collecting the skins of vegetables every evening when [...]

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: Joining hands with the Healing Earth Foundation at the Vision Child and Youth Care Centre

I visited the Vision Child and Youth Care Centre in partner with the Healing Earth Foundation, one of the Miss Earth South Africa long time partners and sponsors. The Healing Earth Foundation aims to nurture and develop conscious healthy earth children of all ages through opportunities that allow for connecting [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Presenting on Conservation and Tourism at the Cape Milner Hotel

I was honoured to have the opportunity of attending as well as presenting a talk at the Annual Extraordinary Hotels and Safari Lodges Event at the Cape Milner Hotel in Cape Town. Extraordinary features a collection of luxurious game lodges and hotels in Southern Africa. The criteria for Extraordinary properties [...]

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 [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Big 02 Challenge – Greening minds at Aristea Primary School

Aristea Primary School is a school not too far away from where I stay. I decided to target schools in my community for the Big 02 Challenge and make an impact in the lives of children around me instead of targeting schools further away. My sister is also currently completing [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Meridian Private School accepts the Big 02 Challenge and new beginnings for Generation Earth Council

On the 13th August I visited Meridian Primary School where I had a meeting with the Deputy Principal of the school as well as my Ward Councillor, Gerhard Fourie, to discuss my Miss Earth South Africa Legacy projects. I am ever so grateful for meeting with my ward councillor about [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Learning about recycling with my Ward Councillor at the Kraaifontein Recycling Plant

On the 13th August 2015 I visited the Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Plant with my Ward Councillor, Gerhard Fourie. Mr Fourie has been a great support in terms of my Miss Earth South Africa projects and putting me in contact with the right people. He arranged a visit to this [...]

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