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Camdeboo: Celebrate Earth Day 2013

Unread postby Lesego » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:14 pm

The 43rd anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated in 2013. This day marks an opportunity for volunteers to initiate actions towards a sustainable future. Earth Day is a global attempt for international co-operation to address issues such as global warming, toxic waste, destruction of rainforests, expanding deserts and ocean pollution. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to use Earth Day to take environmental action in their area.

On 22 April 1970, approximately 20 million Americans supported and celebrated the first Earth Day and today it is celebrated worldwide, forming a global network that works towards environmental protection in communities, regions and around the world. More than a billion people around the world participate in Earth Day activities. In 1990 Earth Day had an enormous effect on recycling efforts worldwide and assisted in leading the way to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

This year Camdeboo National Park wants to join in this initiative by hosting its first ever border clean-up around Graaff-Reinet and the Park on Monday, 22 April 2013. The intention is to create awareness about the serious problem of littering in and around Graaff-Reinet, as well as to work towards a solution to this problem.

The Park invites all schools and organisations in the area to join in the day and clean up in their immediate surroundings in an effort to create a greener and healthier Graaff-Reinet.

For more information please contact Rosemary Scheepers on Tel: 049 892 3453 or email: Rosemary.Scheepers@sanparks.org

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Re: Camdeboo National Park to celebrate Earth Day 2013

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:04 am

Thank you Lesego :thumbs_up:

Lesego wrote:Individuals and organisations are encouraged to use Earth Day to take environmental action in their area.


I am glad that awareness will also be raised for a greener and healthier Graaff-Reinet by the effort to clean up the littering. Best wishes for Monday!
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Camdeboo celebrates Earth Day

Unread postby Lesego » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:45 am

Camdeboo National Park, outside Graaff-Reinet, spearheaded Earth Day activities in the town on Monday 22 April 2013 – encouraging environmental action in the area. This was the first time the Park joined in this international initiative by hosting its first ever border clean-up.

Last week the Park’s management and staff called upon volunteers to join them in a campaign to clean up the borders of the Park, as well as their immediate surroundings, in an effort to create a cleaner and greener Graaff-Reinet, where littering has been identified as a major problem.

Millions of people across the world participate in Earth Day activities annually in an attempt to address issues such as global warming, toxic waste, destruction of rainforests, expanding deserts and ocean pollution.

Three schools, namely Kroonvale Primary, Lingcom Primary and Union High School, offered their assistance and participated in the Park’s programme. Approximately 750 learners participated in the event.

The Camdeboo Municipality sponsored black bags for the clean-up and removed them afterwards. Heaps of filled black bags were spotted throughout the town at the end of the day – an indication of the extent of pollution in the scenic Karoo town.

Camdeboo National Park would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in the day’s activities.

To view the pictures of the day's event - please click here
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