1. 8300 trees planted in the Platbos Forest
In March, our environmental CSI partner Greenpop, in partnership with the Platbos Conservation Trust, planted 8300 more trees to restore and expand the Platbos Forest in the Cape Overberg. This brings the total number of trees planted in this reforestation project over the last 7 years up to 50645! We are so pleased to be contributing to the expansion of this important ecosystem which is home to many endangered species including the Cape Leopard.
Learn more: Platbos Reforestation Project
2. Greenpop kicks off their Fynbos for the Future project
Cape Town is the home to one of the most diverse but also the most endangered ecosystems in the world - the Cape Floral Kingdom. Our environmental CSI partner, Greenpop, has recently adjusted their urban greening programme to help conserve this precious ecosystem.
Their new Fynbos for the Future programme consists of three, complementary interventions. At each of their beneficiary schools, they will be installing rain/greywater systems, planting modular fynbos gardens to serve as outdoor classrooms, and running workshops on key themes including water, the magic of fynbos, biodiversity, and active citizenry which are planned around the CAPS curriculum.
Presently, they have begun workshops at our three pilot schools: Levana Primary in Lavender Hill, Strandfontein Primary in Mitchell’s Plain, and Mountain Road Primary in Woodstock. They will be rolling out the rest of the programme at these sites and many more in June.
You can get involved by bringing your team from work on a Community Give Back Day, get your hands dirty at a deserving school, and help preserve our natural heritage!
Learn more: Come Planting!
3. Regreening the Featherbed Nature Reserve
Our environmental CSI partner, Greenpop, is heading to the Garden Route this June to run the Eden Festival of Action. During the festival’s 21 days of action, they will be regreening Featherbed Nature Reserve on the iconic Knysna Western Head, which was badly damaged in the 2017 fires. We are proud to be supporting this important work.
You can contribute to this project here: Given Gain - Eden Regeneration