Orielia Egambaram – An insightful day at the Living Planet Conference 2017

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The 2017 Living Planet Conference was held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on the 27th July 2017. The theme of this year’s conference was “What’s your junk status? #Waste2Wealth.” This years’ conference focused specifically on finding solutions to some of the most devastating issues that the environment is facing. [...]

Orielia Egambaram, CSIR and DST being more than a bunch of scientists

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On the 20th of July 2017, I partnered up with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) & The Department of Science and Technology (DST) at Diepsloot Combined School to heed the call by Nelson Mandela and do our bit to improve the lives of those around us. As a [...]

Orielia Egambarams’ green journey to promote ideas that work

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It’s crazy how time flies when one is having fun. It seems like just yesterday that I was nervously submitting my Miss Earth SA 2017 application form online. At the onset, I had no idea just how much my life would change from being a part of such an amazing [...]

Mahlasedi Senong~Our Children,Our Future

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I visited Talitha Cumi Children’s home and together with the children we planted trees. After planting trees we played various games and this made me realize that every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique,not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding. Through our interaction I met future Miss Earth candidates. The future is in great hands.Thank Talitha Cumi Children’s home for having me and allowing me to spend the day with the children and feed them knowlege about the earth and our role in it so they grow knowing why preserving the planet earth is most important. […]

Nurayn Ismail – Our future, our legacy – Ons Kinderhuis

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June the 17th we visited Ons Kiderhuis in Bloemfontein to plant trees and chat to the children living there. It is essential for us to remember that no matter who a child is or where they come from, they are the future of our country and planet. We planted trees [...]

Nurayn Ismail – World Environment Day spent in Soweto

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  World Environment Day is celebrated globally. We often forget what was given to us like a free of charge ticket - Earth. Occasionally many of us with the world becoming one giant bustling city, we often forget about those that are left behind, not by choice but simply because [...]

Thupana Ramolesane: Saulsville Community Clean-up (3 June 2017)

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Productive Saturday morning cleaning Saulsville (Pretoria West) area with community counselor, some community members and friends. We cleaned right inside the township where community members created their own little dumping side. I had a meeting with the community counsellor a week before the clean-up and she was very excited about [...]

Orielia Egambaram & CSIR’s synergistic collaboration

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“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. I will not allow that which I cannot do affect that which I can do.” Edward Everett Hale This is my favorite quote and quite honestly, the best way for me to describe [...]

Lauren Giani – The best time to plant a tree is right now

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Advice from a tree: Stand tall and proud Remember your roots Drink plenty of water Be content with your natural beauty Enjoy the view - Joanne Raptis Planting a fever tree at Seyisi Primary with the 'Green Grade 7 Warriors' On the 23rd of May 2017, I was lucky [...]

Annemieke van Aarde: Waste Assembly

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What an awesome feeling to start the day off with green consciousness! It was a privilege for me to introduce the initiative 'Generation Earth Schools' to Maragon Private High School – Olympus, as well as share some ‘Waste Stops With Me’ tips and ideas in a waste assembly. Every contribution [...]

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