Overstrand Municipality’s Environmental Department along with other municipal staff spent their 67 minutes on Mandela Day with the Overstrand Association of Persons with Disabilities in Hawston, the Hermanus Child & Family Services in Mount Pleasant, Mthimkulu Village in Kleinmond, Food for Thought in Stanford and at the Franskraal Milkwood Forest.
They joined forces with the Community Services Directorate as well as the Nelson Mandela Foundation through the Green Development Foundation and Association of Parks and Recreation Africa to boost positive climate actions and to #plantformandela.
In line with their 2023 theme “Food, Climate and Solidarity,” municipal staff donated vegetable seedlings to various community vegetable gardens across the Overstrand.
The Franskraal Milkwood Forest suffered a fire in 2018 and to assist with the rehabilitation thereof, 32 milkwood trees were planted in collaboration with the Snyman Caterpillar Foundation, who donated 12 milkwoods.
One of the Foundation’s focus areas is Environmental Sustainability – they strive to be carbon neutral by implementing a paperless mindset and planting trees to offset their carbon footprint. To promote environmental sustainability the foundation has reached out to the Environmental Department to collaborate on future environmental education events.
Thank you to all who showed their support this Mandela Day.