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Greenpop

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Greenpop is a non-profit organisation on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet. We plant trees, grow food, educate people and have fun doing it!

We work on urban greening, reforestation, and food growing projects, and educate people through practical workshops. Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has since planted over 70 000 trees at schools and other urban sites as well as forests and farms across South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania.

Our Projects

Urban Greening: With an emphasis on environmental education, these projects concentrate on planting trees in undergreened urban settings, especially schools, community centres and educares. A mixture of fruit and indigenous trees are planted to re-instill a pride of place and address food security issues.

Reforestation: Our small-scale reforestation projects generally take place in conservation and/or protected areas which require indigenous forest restoration. Trees are planted in a way which mimics their natural growth in the wild, therefore increasing biodiversity and creating carbon sinks.

For more information phone Tel: 079 334 8268

NSRI

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Sea Rescue is the charity that saves lives on South African waters.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is run by over 900 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.

Donations and sponsorships cover our annual running cost of R52.5m. The volunteers save us a salary bill in excess of R250m per annum.

We have 31 bases around the coast; 4 are on inland dams, a fleet of 90 rescue craft, 28 rescue vehicles, 10 quad bikes and 10 tractors. We also have access to a range of helicopters. We enjoy a good working relationship with other emergency services and we believe that it is through team effort that lives are saved.

Alison Smith, Tel: 021 434 4011, Cell: 082 992 1191, Email: alisons@searescue.org.za

Sanlam Foundation

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The Sanlam Foundation

As a business operating on the African continent and beyond, Sanlam is cognisant of its responsibility towards society and is committed to sustainable social advancement.

As Sanlam’s primary corporate social investment medium, the Sanlam Foundation is a true effort to transform the society in which we operate.

In 2015, the Sanlam Group invested ZAR74 million (USD4.7 million) in South Africa on socio-economic development (SED), focused on Financial Literacy, Education, Enterprise Development and Environmental Stewardship.

Therefore, The Sanlam Foundation is committed to growing its SED investments to reflect our pan-African vision – by investing in SED projects in countries where we operate.

The Following projects are supported by the Sanlam Foundation

For Further information contact:  Lunga Schoeman, Project Manager: Sanlam Foundation, 021 947 2401 or lunga.schoeman@sanlam.co.za

Contact Details: Lunga Schoeman, Project Manager: Sanlam Foundation, 021 947 2401 or lunga.schoeman@sanlam.co.za

Township Farmers

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Hi, we are Township Farmers and we run 42km marathons with a tree on our backs and also from time to time, ask our friends and family to join us….

Why?

Township Farmers SA, is a registered non-profit organisation founded in 2017 by Siyabulela Sokomani and Ondela Manjezi, to bring awareness to three issues that are close and dear to their hearts;
1. Food insecurity,
2. Environmental protection & conservation, and,
3. Sustainable community development

Through Townships Farmers #runningtree campaign, the duo have raised and planted over 2000 trees across South Africa’s townships from Jabavu, Soweto to J section, Khayelitsha. This is their attempt to change the landscape of what is known as a Township. To re-imagine the narrative of the dusty township streets as it no longer is relevant to the energetic go-getters and dreamers the Township raises every day.
Since its inception the #runningtree campaign has in;
1. 2017 Cape Town Marathon – Planted 72 trees in Khayelitsha
2. 2017 Soweto Marathon – Planted 42 trees in Soweto
3. 2018 Cape Town Marathon – Planted 220 trees in Khayelitsha

The ambitious goal for 2019 is to raise 2019 trees during the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon to be held in September and as the marathon’s official charity we have dared our friends and family to take part in the 42km and 10km race and help us bring the green to the greenest marathon in Africa. A moving forest consisting of 19 runners each will be on the road raising awareness on the effects of climate change, deforestation in Africa how it impacts sustainable development, the development of the girl child and food security… while of cause having fun!

In an attempt to have Khayelitsha named as the greenest township in South Africa, the 2019 trees raised will be planted in Khayelitsha schools and neighborhoods.

For as little as R70 you can donate towards this dream and help us make history.

WWF

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WWF South Africa aims to…

Conserve the biodiversity assets (endangered wildlife, species, habitats and ecosystems) of South Africa
Ensure natural ecosystems and their services are appropriately valued and integrated into sustainable development
Play a leading role among developing countries in addressing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change
Improve the livelihoods of communities who are most directly dependent on natural resources through better environmental practices
Ensure that South African consumers have the knowledge to influence appropriate environmental practice from the private and public sectors
Instil a culture of environmental responsibility in Business and Industry (including agriculture, fishing and mining)
Advocate for government policies incorporating sound environmental principles that promote, maintain and enhance biodiversity and ecological services
Increase environmental skills and capacity among current and future leaders

Our involvement with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is primarily with the trail run events. One of the great joys of trail running is the ability to get outside and enjoy nature in all its glory. Participants in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon trail running events can now Run for Nature and help conserve the very nature they love and enjoy so much! Nature loving runners are invited to make a statement and support WWF through entering the WWF Run for Nature category in any of the trail running events. Your entry is inclusive of a WWF running shirt.

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For more information phone Tel: +27 21 657 6600
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