Making a positive impact against climate change for Mandela Day

On 20 July 2023, Snymans Caterpillar Foundation joined forces with local providers for Mandela Day.

April 10, 2024

In a powerful display of unity and commitment to environmental sustainability, the Snymans Caterpillar Foundation has teamed up with the Green Development Foundation and the Overstrand Environmental Management Services (EMS) for this year's Mandela Day, marked by the hashtag #PlantForMandela. Together, they embarked on a significant tree-planting initiative, aiming to combat climate change and create a positive impact on the world.

Under the theme of Climate, Food & Solidarity, the Nelson Mandela Foundation's call to action inspired partners and the public to take collective action against climate change and establish food-resilient environments in solidarity with communities worldwide facing climate-related crises. With the motto "It's in your hands," the call urged everyone to recognise the power they hold in contributing to a greener, sustainable planet.

The collaboration led to tree-planting activities at two carefully selected venues: the scenic Milkwood Forest in Franskraal, Western Cape, and Rutegang Primary School in Soweto, Gauteng. These locations were chosen not only to create lasting environmental impact but also to support the communities that are grappling with the effects of climate change.

The Snymans Caterpillar Foundation, renowned for its dedication to transforming lives, alleviating poverty, and promoting environmental sustainability, saw the tree-planting initiative as a natural extension of its ongoing efforts. This partnership allowed them to further their commitment to fostering a greener future for generations to come.

Having previously undertaken impactful projects such as the Arbor Month Project and Snymans Inc Paperless Project, the foundation has actively engaged with schools and communities to raise awareness about the vital role of trees and environmental conservation. By joining forces with the Overstrand Environmental Management Services (EMS) and the Green Development Foundation on Mandela Day, they reinforced their vision of creating healthier and more sustainable communities.

As the tree-planting initiative unfolded, individuals from various walks of life came together to plant seeds of hope and change for a better world. Through this collaborative effort, the foundations have demonstrated the incredible impact that can be achieved when organisations and individuals unite for a shared cause.

The Snymans Caterpillar Foundation, the Green Development Foundation, and Overstrand Environmental Management Services (EMS) extend their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in this meaningful endeavour. Together, they have taken a significant step towards a world where the environment thrives, communities are resilient, and the indomitable legacy of Nelson Mandela continues to inspire generations.

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