As part of World Water Day on Tuesday, 22 March, GrandWest employees cleaned the Elsies River Canal. Valhalla Secondary School and Bellville High School students also participated in the clean-up.
World Water Day is an initiative of the United Nations (UN). It was first observed in 1992 to highlight the value of water.
Retailer Faithful to Nature held the inaugural Force of Nature event at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on 12 May. The event was aimed at inspiring broader talks and action around the plastic crisis and environmental conservation.
It featured four inspiring women - Xoli Fuyani (environmental education project manager at Earthchild Project), Yola Mgogwana (high school student and activist), Aaniyah Omardien (founder and director of The Beach Co-op) and Robyn Smith (Faithful to Nature founder) - leading the charge in sustainability.
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Artist Dbongz Mahalathi is the winner of The Glass Recycling Company's (TGRC) Art for Glass Graffiti Competition. TGRC created the competition to draw the attention of Johannesburg residents to the numerous glass banks in the city. The top three finalists of the competition were tasked with painting various glass banks in Johannesburg. See the glass banks below:.
The packaging of Orbit Gum's product range is now more sustainable and recyclable. The company's shift to more environmentally-friendly packaging falls in line Mars Incorporated's Sustainability in a Generation strategy. To create awareness around the new packaging, Orbit has also launched the Pledge to Plant campaign under the banner #JustOneThing. To create additional awareness around the campaign, Orbit has partnered with the University of Johannesburg art students to create an art installation. To read more about Orbit's new sustainable packaging, click...
Save Our Schools (SOS) did its part for Mandela Day 2019 by launching three initiatives in the Bloekombos community of Kraaifontein. The initiatives were launched in collaboration with Grundfos, Munich Re, and Mountain Falls.
Pikitup, the City of Johannesburg's department of water and sanitation alongside, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and several sponsors, arranged a cleanup operation in Orlando West in Soweto on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2018. The clean up also served as the handover of 30 Qhubeka bicycles to a group of youth, women, and men from the Emaplatini Heritage Site who spend their spare time voluntarily cleaning up and monitoring illegal dumping zones....
In partnership with Volkswagen, Marine Dynamics, and the Overstrand Municipality, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust commemorated International Coastal Clean-Up Day with a special clean up in the Gansbaai area.
The Wavescape Festival in Cape Town, an ocean-minded event, included film screenings, art exhibitions, ocean talks, filmmaking workshops and a charity auction. A record R328,000 was raised and will be making its way to four important ocean causes.
The growing amount of litter found in oceans around Africa, the lack of understanding about ways of combatting marine debris, and the need for a unified plan to tackle the problem on the continent was high on the agenda during the Second African Marine Debris Summit that took place from 3-5 June 2015 in Cape Town.