Creating a cleaner neighbourhood

2018-03-27 06:00
PHOTO: SuppliedDanial Madhachi is encouraging community members to volunteer their time for the clean-up day.

PHOTO: SuppliedDanial Madhachi is encouraging community members to volunteer their time for the clean-up day.

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ANIMAL lover and conservationist Daniel Madhachi, who is the regional manager of Eco-Warriors International, is calling upon businesses, NGOs, churches and residents of the Upper Highway area to join hands for a clean-up day in April.

He said the aim of the event will be centred around the cleaning of parks, pavements and rivers. “I’m asking the community groups and schools to partner with us on this day. We will commence cleaning at 7.30 am in Pinetown and work our way up to Kloof and end at Hillcrest at 1 pm.

“If we want a clean city we should all come together and work towards a beautiful environment, with well-maintained buildings and parks,” said Madhachi. He said that children should be educated about conservancy and a way to do this is to hold a clean-up day.

“We want to teach children about the benefits of a clean city, one that is litter-free, where waste removal services are effective, bins are not overflowing and waste is not dumped illegally.

“A clean city vision requires community involvement and law-abiding citizens with a deep love for their environment. We need to ensure the cleanliness of the city through education, awareness and participation,” said Madhachi.

Madhachi urged residents to become part of the campaign and make a difference in the quality of life. “I’m asking fellow residents to come out in large numbers to support and participate in the event of cleaning their respective areas,” said Madhachi.

He said their motto for this campaign is: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention #cleanupupperhighway.”

The final date for the event will be publicised in the media closer to the time. However, those who would like to support and also participate in the event can contact him at 078 9765 462 or send an e-mail to daniel@ecowarrior
sinternational@webmail.co.za

Eco-Warriors International

Eco-Warriors International (EWI) is a South African initiative committed to supporting existing conservation efforts with funding, while simultaneously creating innovative ”out of the box” projects to not just stem the flow of poaching, but reverse the flow toward a sustained and thriving natural ecosystem, the way it was intended.

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