Be part of a growing, global, green movement.

2 – 9 October 2022 |  Wild Spirit Lodge, Garden Route

The Eden Festival of Action is an environmental action gathering combining practical ecosystem restoration work like tree-planting, with a full line-up of workshops, talks and activities from sustainability experts. The evenings are filled with campfire sessions, storytelling and music from some of South Africa’s finest musicians.

The event aims to create an empowered regenerative community, equipping you to become custodians of the natural world,  moving from commitment to action!

Join our 7-day sustainability experience this October 2022 and create real, long-term environmental impact.

We believe that environmentalism should accessible to everyone, especially the communities surrounding our projects.

Greenpop events prioritise inclusivity and diversity. Help us by sponsoring a local youth bursary space.

  Got questions? Click this button and fill in the short form for more information.

Join us for a week of collaborative action!

2 - 9 October 2022

 A festival of collaboration, connection, and time in nature, welcoming all ages. Join us for a week and get your hands dirty!

13 – 19-year-old learners are also welcome. Our Youth Camp is an eco-adventure for budding leaders and active citizens.

Take a look at the brochure here.

Immersive yourself in our eco-experiences!

TREE PLANTING

ALIEN CLEARING

LIVE MUSIC

MURAL PAINTING

ECO WORKSHOPS

CITIZENS SCIENCE

WELLNESS

PLANT-BASED FOOD

Submit your application today!

Fundraise trees and attend for free

Become a fundraising activist for Greenpop and ask your friends and family to help you raise funds for trees through your own online activist project page on GivenGain.

Not only will we use the funds you raise to plant trees across Southern Africa, but for every tree raised you will also get a discount on your programme fees to the Eden Festival of Action. And, if you raise enough trees you can even attend the programme for free!

Raise 80 trees to attend for 1 person, and 150 trees for two people! 1 tree = R120

Get Started!

  1. Apply for the Eden Festival of Action here.
  2. Click “Start Fundraising”.
  3. Set up your activist project. Be sure to tell everyone why you are raising funds for trees and why you would like to attend the Eden Festival of Action!
  4. Set your fundraising target: 80 trees = 9600 ZAR/ 640 USD, 150 trees = ZAR 18000, USD 1200
  5. Set your deadline: 1 September 2022
  6. Be sure to add photos and extra details to make your project POP!
  7. Share & promote your fundraising activist project URL with everyone you know.
Trees for Fees - Eden Festival of Action 2022

Do you want to join the event but do not have the financial means? Email for reduced ticket price subsidised by our community: [email protected]org

Festival Information

The Eden Festival of Action is an environmental action gathering combining practical ecosystem restoration work like tree-planting, with a full line-up of workshops, talks and activities from sustainability experts. The evenings are filled with campfire sessions, storytelling and music from some of South Africa’s finest musicians. 

Get active at Greenpop’s Eden Festival of Action 2022 supporting our work in the Garden Route through:

  • Reforestation tree planting
  • Eco-education workshops
  • Mural painting
  • Alien vegetation clearing

The 2022 event will be held at Wild Spirit Lodge.

As an implementation partner to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration which is advocating for the halt of ecosystem degradation, Greenpop is aiming, through this event, to promote a new culture of restoration, highlighting its importance when trying to undertake the planet’s biggest issues such as climate change and food security.  

Restoring degraded landscapes is vital to prolonging life on earth. What is incredible about ecosystem restoration is that it provides a foundation for all of the Sustainable Development Goals, for example reducing flood and fire risk, ending hunger and aiding economic growth. The goals are the heart of The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, sharing the essence of peace and prosperity for the people and planet, now and for generations to come. 

At the Eden Festival of Action in 2022, Greenpop plans to plant 2000-3000 indigenous trees, participate in much-needed alien clearing, paint environmental murals in collaboration with local communities and host talks and workshops on sustainability. We will be inviting an array of NGO partners to attend to engage in further conversations imperative to furthering climate restoration work advocacy.

From natural building to upcycling, the festival will provide a space for turning environmental awareness into positive action. Collaborative artworks, live music, DJ’s, and dancing under the clear, unpolluted night skies, are some additional highlights of the festival. The skills learned and shared will be invaluable in creating a more environmentally conscious society that can better respond to the environmental and social challenges we face, now and in the future.

When you are ready to commit to the programme, please apply here: https://bit.ly/ApplyEden22

We will then read through your application and if you successfully make it onto the programme we will send you an invoice to pay via EFT, or alternatively should you wish to double your impact, raise trees for Greenpop’s reforestation projects, and receive a discounted or free spot to the event, we will send you all the information you need to know to set up your Trees For Fees fundraising campaign.

Please see the Trees for Fees fundraising campaign page here for more information: https://bit.ly/TreesForFees22

Subsidies

Want to join the event but do not have the financial means? Email for reduced ticket price subsidised by our community: [email protected]

During the day In the evening
Sunday Arrive at Greenpop Village Orientation & Settle in
Monday Introduction to local context Music around the campfire
Tuesday Programme activities Environmental film screening
Wednesday Programme activities Free evening / campfire jamming
Thursday In-camp workshops Guided hike & speaker evening
Friday Programme activities Quiz Night
Saturday Free day Live music celebration
Sunday Departure & goodbyes

 An example of what a day looks like:

06:45am Breakfast
07:45am All ready for the day
08:00am Programme activities in groups
– Reforestation planting
– Alien clearing
– Mural Painting in local community
01:00pm Lunch
02:00pm Free time and optional activities (workshops, talks, hikes)
04:00pm Forest walks / Sunset yoga (optional)
07:00pm Dinner
08:00pm Evening activities – film screening, quiz night, live music, campfire jamming

 

Upgrade your experience with the following tickets:

Shared Traveller Tent: Not so keen on setting up your own tent? The Traveller Tent is a canvas safari tent that comfortably sleeps two people, and includes two camping mattresses. You must bring along your own bedding and pillow. Share with a friend or we will place you sharing with someone of the same gender and similar age. 7 nights: R850 / $60   *excludes festival ticket 

Private Traveller Tent: Stay solo in the Private Traveller Tent,  a canvas safari tent that includes one single camping mattress. You must bring along your own bedding and pillow. 7 nights: R1,700 / $120  *excludes festival ticket 

Staying at Wild Spirit Lodge (prices below based on 7 night stay * excluding festival ticket)

  • En-suite Forest view Dorms: R1,960
  • Safari tent (sharing): R1,645 – large safari tents with wooden beds + bedding
  • Safari tent (private) R3,290 
  • Double/ twin en suite: R4,690

     

The magnificent venue has accommodation on-site at the festival, you must book this with [email protected]

 This September, the Greenpop Festival of Action brings people together from around the globe to learn, connect, give back and get active. 

After 6 years hosting the Festival of Action in Livingstone, Zambia, in 2018, Greenpop moved the Festival of Action to the Garden Route in response to the fires that devastated the area the previous year. After an incredibly successfully 2021 event, we are returning to the region in 2022 to build upon our existing work, bigger and better than before with old and new partners, projects and renewed energy!

Greenpop aims to partner with and contribute to the many local environmental and social initiatives and be part of an environmental solution, while also teaching skills and lessons that are relevant across the globe, sharing and learning in a place that highlights some of the challenges that our planet faces on a whole.

Terms & Conditions

View our full terms and conditions here

Refund Policy

View our refund policy here.

Alternatively, we can move the cost of your festival ticket to a future event. Get in touch with [email protected] should you have any questions.

 

*COVID-19 on-site protocol will be updated in line with gov recommendations closer to the time

Here is a google map link for the venue Wild Spirit Lodge.

Address: Wild Spirit Lodge on Heidehof Farm, R102 Nature’s Valley Road,  The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, 6602

You can get to the event’s base camp (just outside of Plettenberg Bay) by bus, car or plane. If you take a bus, the Greenpop team will arrange transfers from the bus station in Plettenberg Bay. If you fly, we will arrange transfers from the airport in George (this is the nearest airport).

Getting around the area

During the progamme we travel in several overland trucks and busses that are driven by licensed and professional drivers to get to our activities.

We believe that environmentalism should accessible to everyone, especially the communities surrounding our projects.

Greenpop events prioritise inclusivity and diversity. Help us by sponsoring a local youth bursary space.

  Got questions? Click here and fill in the short form for more information. 

Do you want to join the event but do not have the financial means? Email for reduced ticket price subsidised by our community: [email protected]org

Our Partners & Sponsors

Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.

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