TO PROJEKT 23
WHO WE ARE
Through our CAP (Conservation Awareness and Participation) approach, Projekt23 mobilises communities to take remedial action in addressing environmental challenges prevailing in their surroundings. Through skills development, and environmental workshops, stakeholders within a community are invited to cooperate in finding solutions that are both empowering and sustainable.
Projekt 23 runs an extensive national Environmental Education programme known as ‘Eco-Schools’. Through Eco-Schools, integration and synergies between basic education curriculum, experiential learning and global environmental affairs are established. The highly successful programme has seen our organisation transforming more than 50 basic education, higher learning, faith and community-based organisations where just 564 trees have been planted. In May 2016, Projekt 23 launched the Treevestment Campaign.
The importance of water and water saving skills
The importance of soil and how to use soil to our advantage
Vegetable garden planning and experiments with soil
The importance of plants and the benefits and uses of indigenous plants
The importance of animals - Do we really need snakes and owls?
People and their environment
Greening Our Communities
This unit is responsible for schools’ environmental awareness and trees-planting. Through the partnership with the South African Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries as well as the South African Post Office, we have planted 564 indigenous trees in schools and communities in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West.
Projekt 23 is in charge of the evaluation and monitoring of the project after the project has been implemented. The schools will be responsible for the maintenance of the indigenous trees. An Eco CLUB will be established at each school. This team will document the tree planting process and return results to the project location, number of trees planted (and when) and survival rate of trees can be tracked. Besides engaging schools in various environmental awareness sustainability programs such as tree-planting initiatives, in the long term, Projekt 23 envisages organizing bio-diversity excursions for schools.
TREES TODAY, FOR TOMORROW
South Africa currently emits over half a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year. The emissions make it the 12th highest emitter per person in the world. These greenhouse gases trap heat and warm the planet. That warming is set to unwind the ecosystems required for life on earth. Unfortunately, we are not aware of how our daily actions impact the environment.
The Treevestment Campaign is an initiative designed to mobilise commitment from civil society members and private/public sector corporates to take remedial action in responding to challenges threatening the welfare of our environment. The campaign is a brainchild of Projekt 23’s Conservation, Awareness and Participation (CAP) approach. This methodology streamlines stakeholders within communities to cooperate in finding solutions that are both empowering and sustainable as far as environmental conservation is concerned. Through the campaign, we aim to encourage individuals and companies to invest in the greening of communities, by sponsoring trees at R150 each. The sponsored trees are planted at the schools we work with.