Eco-friendly support for caregivers

2015-10-28 06:00
Photo: supplied Environmental expert Mbali Mpanza of KwaDukuza urging community caregivers to take responsible actions towards a cleaner and more eco-friendy environment.

Photo: supplied Environmental expert Mbali Mpanza of KwaDukuza urging community caregivers to take responsible actions towards a cleaner and more eco-friendy environment.

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THE KwaDukuza Municipality together with ICLEI African and Child Welfare SA - KwaDukuza have taken steps to make a difference in the lives of orphaned children at the Groutville community care homes with the introduction of environmentally-friendly solutions.

The care homes are now equipped with Wonderbag insulation cookers, mobile solar LED lights and compost containers to assist caregivers on their journey towards going green as part of the Urban LEDS Programme.

They also received training on how to use each of these items and why it is important to save electricity recently.

The next step, each of the care homes will start and grow their own food garden.
The welfare has already assisted in creating 53 food gardens in the area and will be providing guidance to the families.

They will receive tools and seeds to assist them in starting their food gardens.
Since food security is an important aspect as climate change impacts on everyone’s daily lives, the KwaDukuza Municipality has already provided each of the care homes with two fruit trees.

The project will provide the residents with improved living conditions, cost savings, energy saving, improved food security and skills training.

All of this will contribute to the reduction in carbon emissions and showcases what families can do in their homes.

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