4 September 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
Eight years after planting their first tree at Sosebenza Centre for Peace in Masiphumelele, Greenpop is celebrating Arbor Month 2018 by planting their 100,000th tree.
Since 2010, Greenpop has worked to plant trees in urban greening, reforestation, and conservation farming projects in South Africa, Zambia, and Tanzania. These trees provide daily benefits including shade, food, and pride of place, to over 300,000 people. They also provide critical ecosystem services and habitats for many endangered species.
Greenpop would like to invite the general public to Join the Treevolution and get involved in their Arbor Month activities.
This Arbor Month, TREEt Yourself. And Mother Nature.
To celebrate their 100,000-tree milestone, raise awareness and encourage donations, Greenpop has released their latest campaign: “TREEt Yourself.” This reward-based fundraising campaign encourages the general public to fundraise for Greenpop’s work and stand a chance to earn incredible prizes including:
- A Cape Point and Penguins Tour for 5 people with Hotspots2C [worth R4950]
- A tandem paraglide ticket with Cape Town Tandem Paragliding [worth R1300]
- A Table Bay Cruise for 4 people with Escape Cat [worth R1280]
- 2 Tickets to see Jeremy Loops in concert anywhere in the world [worth over R1000]
- Sandboarding with Cape Xtreme [worth R750]
- One of 5 Raru vouchers [worth R200 each]
The ultimate goal of this campaign is to raise R120,000 by 30 September 2018. This would allow Greenpop to plant their next 1000 trees and continue to expand forests across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Get Involved: Individuals can donate towards this campaign or sign up to fundraise here: www.greenpop.org
Help Plant Tree Number 100,000
Greenpop’s 100,000th tree will be planted in the magnificent Amathole forests of the Eastern Cape during the Hogsback Festival of Trees from 21-23 September.
Working in partnership with Terra-Khaya Eco Lodge, Greenpop promises a weekend of immense fun and unforgettable memories as festival goers enjoy live music, delicious food and, of course, tree planting!
Greenpop has set an ambitious goal of planting 3,500 in this one weekend! By rehabilitating the indigenous forest in this unique cloud sanctuary, they will be fostering habitat restoration for the precious fauna and flora which reside in the Amathole mountain forests and grasslands including the endangered Cape Parrot, Amathole toad and Samango monkey.
Get your green on and join the Hogsback Festival of Trees for an unforgettable weekend that is bound to make a long lasting impact!
When: 21-23 September 2018
Where: Terra Khaya Eco Lodge, Hogsback, Eastern Cape.
Bring Your Team on a Fynbos Planting Day
Although Greenpop is celebrating 100,000 trees planted this month, their work spans multiple themes and ecotypes. Over the last 8 years, they have expanded their projects to tackle various environmental challenges ranging from climate change adaptation to nature-based solutions to urban challenges.
To celebrate Arbor Month, Greenpop is inviting Cape Town-based companies to take part in their Fynbos for the Future programme by bringing their staff out on fynbos garden planting days at local under-greened schools in endangered fynbos areas.
During these 4-hour activities corporate groups will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and plant an interactive fynbos garden, help preserve the Cape’s natural heritage, and learn to be eco-heros with a group of dynamic young minds.
Book a Planting Day: http://bit.ly/GPPlantDay
Greenpop is an award-winning non-profit organisation on a mission to plant trees, green communities, and activate environmental stewards across Sub-Saharan Africa.
They work to protect and restore ecosystems through collaborative and contextually-relevant environmental projects in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania. Their projects fall within seven themes: urban greening, reforestation, environmental education, climate change adaptation, nature-based solutions, environmental art, and conservation farming.
Learn more about their work here: www.greenpop.org/our-work
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