Her interest in art and design is palpable. “I did a similar graphic design internship in Uganda last year which I loved so I decided I wanted to do something like that again but in a different place and Greenpop sounded exactly what I was looking for. I’d never visited South Africa before so thought it was a perfect travel opportunity too!”
When asked how Sam felt about Greenpop both personally and professionally, she has this to say: “By getting the opportunity to attend the Zambia Festival of Action, going on plant days, monitoring days and from spending time at the nursery you get the chance to really see all of the aspects of Greenpop and what they do. You get to actually learn about the organisation as well as just learning new skills in your particular internship. I’ve also learned to be more confident with the work that I’m doing and how to take criticism constructively. Work is never perfect to start with and it’s always good to get other peoples opinions to help you improve and to make sure that the client is always getting what they are happy with.”
Scientists have found that trees communicate in various ways, one of them being fascinating fungal networks below the earth.
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!
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.