Happy Earth festival around the corner

2017-03-15 06:03
PHOTO: suppliedYoung ‘enviro-champs’ from Imbali and Ashdown in Edendale will be volunteering at the Happy Earth Festival to be held in the KZN National Botanical Gardens next month.

PHOTO: suppliedYoung ‘enviro-champs’ from Imbali and Ashdown in Edendale will be volunteering at the Happy Earth Festival to be held in the KZN National Botanical Gardens next month.

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TWELVE young “enviro-champs” from Imbali and Ashdown in Edendale will be volunteering at the Happy Earth Festival to be held in the KZN National Botanical Gardens next month.

The group of volunteers form part of the Msunduzi River Health Youth Situated Learning Project, established under the Msunduzi Green Corridor Project.

At the festival the group will be hosting an “Amazing Race”, which will be a fun activity for the pupils to get involved in.

The group love working with children and underwent training by Morag Peden — one of the Happy Earth Forum organisers.

“As a society we’ve got to a point where man has forgotten to identify with nature and our children today fail to understand how man and nature are one.

“Through this fun activity we want to reconnect children with nature and remind them that man and nature are never mutually exclusive,” said volunteer Thembelihle Ndlela.

As “enviro-champs” they will champion the environment and practise life sustaining projects like recycling, eco-gardening, alien invasive plant eradication and conservation, “in so doing help restore local rivers and wetlands that have been destroyed, so that future generations can enjoy their benefits and beauty”, said Amanda Sibisi.

The Happy Earth Festival takes place on April 20 and 21. The organisers are very pleased that this year Duct, through Lotto funding, has enabled the transport of 600 Duct Eco-Club pupils to attend the festival.

For more information e-mail happyearthfestival@gmail.com

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