As part of the ‘Greening the Community’ empowerment pilot project in the Eastern Cape, aimed at helping the 121 800 community members of Nobuhle improve their environment, CCFA is launching an exciting ‘Planting a Better Future’ campaign in the township.
Adopt-a-tree campaign is the first in a series of initiatives to green the environment, inspired by the Indalo Nursery operating from the local Mantis Collection property at the Hopewell Conservation Estate. The vision is to raise funds to plant 600 trees at schools, churches and safe spaces within the neighbouring Nobuhle township over the next 12 months. That’s only 50 trees per month and we hope to reach our goal long before the year is up!
When you Adopt-a-tree online and pay the R300 ‘adoption fee’ you are not only making a difference to our planet but if you are one of the first 350 supporters you will receive a free craft beer or gin voucher from Bridge Street Brewery. As well as an opportunity to win one of our superb monthly prizes of 3 Couple’s Safari Weekends at one of the Mantis properties.
We are challenging corporates to adopt a cluster of trees (10) through our 10X Greener Campaign. Corporates who adopt 10 trees for R3000, will be placed in a corporate lucky draw for an outstanding Mantis Collection staff incentive of luxury couple experience. Corporates who purchase three clusters or more (30 plus trees) will receive use of Bridge Street Brewery’s Tap Room Venue, free of charge, pending availability, valued at R3000.
Algoa FM is partnering with CCFA on this exciting pilot project and will help inspire listeners – individuals, corporates and the active environment-focussed lifestyle community – to plant trees for a better future. Algoa FM launched the corporate challenge with a 35 tree sponsorship, as part of its 35-year celebration.
On September 24, Heritage Day, as a final push in support of the greening project, Steven Lancaster, well-known local extreme athlete, embarked on a mammoth challenge to complete a 8849m gruelling run … his own Mount Everest.
He chose one of Nelson Mandela Bay’s green lungs, Brickmakers Kloof Road, in Baakens Valley, to reach his Mount Everest target. It took 141 summits of 700m to accomplish the task but he planed to push through to 165 summits, or a height of 10 000m and he made it!
This long-term environmental sustainability initiative is about empowering local communities to drive environmental awareness and change.
Funding partners will contribute towards:
- The alleviation of poverty
- Assisting with personal and social transformation
- Changing and uplifting communities
- Creating a sustainable future
While helping to offset carbon emissions
What types of Trees will be planted?
20 students will be enrolled in the Siyazenzela Life Skills and Employability Course. The course focuses on indigenous horticulture, plant handling, traditional medicine and general conservation and awareness.
- Poverty reduction
- Hunger reduction
- Responsible consumption
- Climate action
- Protecting and restoring the land
CCFA invites you to plant a better future.
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