These South African womxn have got bush.
This Arbor Month, it’s not only about trees… We’ve got bush. And so should you. 
At Greenpop, trees are at our roots, but after putting 80 000 trees in the ground over the last 7 years, we think it’s time to branch out. In response to Cape Town’s severe drought and looming water crisis, we are expanding our urban greening projects to include indigenous water-wise plants such as fynbos and renosterveld.

To celebrate this shift, raise awareness and encourage donations, the “Got Bush?” campaign (modelled after Greenpop’s viral 2016 “Got Wood?” campaign) highlights the various social and environmental benefits of planting indigenous species. While Greenpop is going indigenous in South Africa, the lessons of this campaign ring true around the world.

Eighteen South African womxn who are committed to making a difference in their communities are featured. Stay tuned as we release new womxn every few days during the month of September. Click on each of their posters below to find out more about their work.

The ultimate goal of this campaign is to raise R150,000 by 31 October 2017. This would allow Greenpop to start planting beautiful water-wise gardens and running water conservation workshops at under-resourced schools across Cape Town.

SEPTEMBER, 2017
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Women in Sustainability: Meet our Head of Programmes, Zoë Gauld-Angelucci

Women in Sustainability: Meet our Head of Programmes, Zoë Gauld-Angelucci

For this year’s Women’s Day in South Africa, we want to introduce a woman in sustainability who inspires us daily. After earning a Master’s degree in Development Studies, she joined Greenpop in 2014. When she is not heading up programmes across Sub-Saharan Africa, you can find her spending time with her family, tending to her garden, practising Italian, and searching for the best pizza in the Mother City. Get to know Zoë Gauld-Angelucci!

15 Things You Can Do To Make A Difference On World Environment Day

15 Things You Can Do To Make A Difference On World Environment Day

World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and has been held annually since 1974. The goal of the day of action is to promote environmental awareness and draw attention to crucial concerns around our planet’s survival, that require active engagement and commitment. Today, the day represents one of the largest global platforms for environmental action, with millions of participants from around the world. Each World Environment Day focuses on a specific issue that reflects urgent problems and challenges of our time, such as climate change, biodiversity loss or pollution.

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

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