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 [...]

Rebecca McNally – Hastings Ndlovu Community Food Garden

On Sunday 26 July I met with Cyprian Sibiya at Mbuyisa Makhubu Primary Scool in Orlando West, Soweto. Cyprian had approached me during the implementation of my last food garden at Ikageng Aids Ministry with the request that I get involved with his plan for a community food garden nearby. [...]

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: An ‘everything’ drive!

Today I had the absolute privilege of visiting the Domino foundation  (a children and baby crisis centre) in Durban North, as well as the local SPCA to drop off boxes of food, clothes and toys. Many of the donations were made by Round table PMB and Phantom engineering, as well [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Celebrating Mandela Day at Lulama Primary School in true Madiba Spirit

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela  Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Hiking to new heights with Huis Andrew Murray Orphanage & the Cape Leopard Trust

Fresh air, waterfalls, mountains, nature, birds calling, sunshine…what more could you ask for on a beautiful chilly winter’s morning! On the 25th July 2015, I partnered with the Cape Leopard Trust as we took a group of 19 children from the Huis Andrew Murray Orphanage on a very exciting hike [...]

Andrea von Gunten: The BIG O2 Challenge – #Treesforchange in Gugulethu

#TreeFacts - A single 30-meter-tall mature tree can absorb 22.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide in a year, which over its lifetime is approximately the same amount as would be produced by an average car being driven 41,500 kilometers! On the 26th July I visited an Old Age Home in the [...]

Mapitso Thaisi “These Gumboots were meant for working- #MadibaDay””

(Pictured from Left: Milanie Cilliers; Monique Marais; Mapitso Thaisi - Miss Earth South Africa Regional Finalists and Ilze' Saunders- Miss Earth South Africa 2014) Saturday 18th July 2015 was Madiba Day and this remarkable day fell within our Miss Earth Finalist  Week. As part of the group of phenomenal young [...]

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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