TREEt yourself this Arbour Month

Posted by Ondela Mlandu on 14 September 2018 Tags:,

Greenpop is a Cape Town based non-governmental organisation that advocates for green communities across Southern Africa. A large part of their goal is to protect and restore ecosystems through environmental programmes such as conservation farming, reforestation and environmental art to name a few.

The first tree planting by the organisation took place eight years ago, at the Sosebenza Centre for Peace in the Masiphumelele Township in Cape Town. The trees planted back then have provided daily benefits for over 300,000 people. They have also played a critical role in the ecosystem for many endangered species.

Greenpop is excited to announce the planting of the group’s 100,000th tree at the Amathole Forest in Hogsback this Arbour Month (September).

Here are a few ways you can get involved in supporting initiatives like this:

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Fundraise and win

Greenpop is driving a reward-based fundraising campaign. The public can get involved by raising awareness about the environment, by donating or sponsoring Greenpop for their plantation for their next 100 trees across Southern Africa. The goal is to raise R120,000. By helping with the fundraising drive, you can win incredible prizes such as live concert tickets, a boat cruise for four, paragliding, sand boarding experiences and more.

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Visit the Amathole Forest

On the 21-23 September 2018, the 100;000th tree will be planted at Hogsback and you can join in the fun too for as little as R150 for the weekend. The purpose of the weekend is to rehabilitate the indigenous forest, by fostering habitat restoration in the Amathole Forest.

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Get involved with your colleagues and friends

Companies can take part in Greenpop’s Fynbos for the Future programme. You can participate in fynbos garden planting days at local schools in endangered fynbos areas. This is a four hour group effort where you will have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and help preserve the Cape’s natural heritage.

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Find out more about Greenpop initiatives here