Greenpop Project Stories: Autumn 2018

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.

Photo Platbos Reforestation Project

Platbos Reforestation Infographic 2018

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.

Photo Fynbos for the Future

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.

Photo Eden Regeneration Project

You can contribute to this project here: Given Gain - Eden Regeneration

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September 2018 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Robert Scott for winning this month's photo competition! The above photo is of Irritech's stand at the recent Underberg Show.

August 2018 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Majorie Milambo for winning this month's photo competition! The above photo is of Majorie's crops under the dripkit irrgation purchased through Irritech.

Farewell Lorraine

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Kamberg Outdoor Challenge 2018

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Santa's Shoebox

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Farewell Brett

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July 2018 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Ronel Christie for winning this month's photo competition! The above photo is of Lisa, who at age 19 has purchased her first Valley Centre Pivot through Irritech.

Zambian Irritech Open Day

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June 2018 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Stacey Lawrence for winning this month's photo competition!  

Farewell Caitlin

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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 Pla...

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May 2018 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Rob Geldart for winning this month's photo competition!  

Education is Key

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Macolm X Duncan Scott has been accepted to do a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management at the...

We at Irritech are proud to support Greenpop and the great work that they do. Read below what they have been busy with over the summer months. 1. Greenpop’s Cape Town Urban Greening Programme Adapts ...

April 2018 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Caitlin Koch for winning this month's photo competition!  

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Welcome Peter

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March 2018 Competition Winner

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Valley Dealer Conference

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Family Drip Kit Promotion

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Zambian Irritech Open Day

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New Hanover Prep Fishing Comp

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February 2018 Competition Winner

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