For two weeks in July I was lucky enough to join the Greenpop team in Livingstone, Zambia, for the second year of their reforestation and eco education project, Trees for Zambia.
Blog posts: Volunteering
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This week we all have the chance to celebrate and recognize the life of SA’s greatest hero, Nelson Mandela. If you have the opportunity, give 67 minutes to one of these environmental initiatives this Mandela Day.
Meet Gerry the giraffe, Betsie the warthog and more interesting African animals at the Giraffe House. Kids will love feeding the animals and it’s a great place for birthday parties. If you are really brave you can hold a tarantula or get hugged by a python too!
Lion’s Rock Big Cat Sanctuary in the Free State welcomed four lions and two tigers to it’s premises yesterday. International animal welfare charity Four Paws rescued the felines from Onesti Zoo in Bacau Country, Romania, before moving them to Lion’s Rock.
Last year, Greenpop rolled out their ambitious Trees for Zambia reforestation project and a total of 4135 trees were planted over three weeks. This year, they are doing it again and it promises to be even bigger and better.
Plastic can take up to 1 000 years to degrade. Even if we stop using it now, it will still be around for at least another 12 generations. Makes you think, doesn’t it?
Greenpop, Cape Town’s coolest tree planting and environment organisation, is doing it again. They’re taking 5000 trees to Zambia to plant at schools, subsistence farms and in reforestation sites and you can help to make it happen.
Exchanging smiles with the people you meet on your travels can be the catalyst that turns an average trip into an unforgettable one. This group of Spanish doctors took the idea of giving and receiving smiles to a literal extreme on their recent mobile dental safari through Zimbabwe.
Have you ever wanted to get more out of your holiday than just lazing on the beach? Marine voluntourism may be the answer.
A rarely seen phenomenon captured on video: Dolphin Stampede!