Wildlands Groen Sebenza
Groen Sebenza Interns play their part in Botanical Gardens clean-up!
A group of Wildlands Groen Sebenza interns rolled up their sleeves for a good cause and participated in the “Botanical Gardens clean-up” sponsored by Parklane Spar, Pietermaritzburg. The Groen Sebenza programme, funded by the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) is co-ordinated by the South African Biodiversity Institute ( SANBI).
The interns joined many neighbouring schools and various SANBI stakeholders in supporting this great clean-up initiative which aims to encourage individuals to be responsible for their litter and promote a culture of recycling and waste reduction.
The day’s proceedings commenced with the singing of the National Anthem and was subsequently followed by a motivational talk to create awareness about the environment. The clean-up also presented the pioneers with an opportunity to bond and work as a team towards a common goal.
Participants were issued with T-shirts, gloves and black bags to collect rubbish in the garden and along the stream. The enthusiastic Wildlands team found much of their rubbish in the stream flowing through the Gardens.
After the clean-up, a lucky draw was held and Wildlands’ intern, Mxolisi Mabaso was pleasantly surprised to win an Umdoni Tree. He plans to plant this tree when his baby is born. “Life is like a tree, it needs love, nurturing and care and it will grow to produce unimaginable fruits. So is a baby, if you love, nurture and care for it, it will grow and contribute good things to the world,” he said.
Participants were treated to refreshments provided by Parklane Spar and thoroughly enjoyed a day in the sunshine whilst doing something worthwhile!
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