Environmental walk held

2018-09-19 06:01
Community members and school pupils with refuse bags and signs calling for people to help the environment.PHOTO: supplied

Community members and school pupils with refuse bags and signs calling for people to help the environment.PHOTO: supplied

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THE Imbalenhle Environment Project (IEP) hosted their annual environmental walk last week on Monday in recognition of Arbor Month and to spread awareness about global warming and how it impacts all of us.

In its seventh year since its establishment, the IEP has created 37 gardens in schools across Pietermaritzburg and held various clean-up campaigns in many communities.

“I saw a problem in that we were wasting too much water, people were littering, many of the youth and elders were not aware of their impact on the environment so I started the project with the help of Eastwood Primary Schools and various volunteers from the community,” said project co-ordinator and administrator of the project, Mzwandile Goge.

The environmental walk last Monday served as an initiative started by the project to plant 100 trees across Pietermaritzburg with the help of various schools in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 100 year centenary.

“We planted 30 trees so far and will plant the rest in the upcoming weeks. We have to teach our children and elders about conserving and saving our environment so that we can see positives in our weather and crop growing to name a few things,” said Goge.

A farmer himself, Goge said the IEP has partnered with organisations from Madagascar and Germany in their efforts to learn the best ways to practice agriculture and teach these methods to the youth.

“The Department of Environmental Affairs sponsored us with garden tools and recycling bins and we are thankful but we would like to see more organisations and the municipality linking up with us to save our environment,” pleaded Goge.

With many ideas on how to save the environment, Goge said that their main focus is on educating people about their impact on the environment and how they can reduce their carbon footprint in order to create a sustainable environment for all.

“We want to show businesses, people and the community how global warming is affecting us and how we can stop it,” said Goge.


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