Carrying trees is rather a task - Greenpop is appealing for a vehicle for our ongoing tree planting project in Livingstone, Zambia
Truck for Trees
Greenpop is setting up an ongoing tree planting and eco-education project in Livingstone, Zambia - the country with one of the highest deforestation rates in the world.
As a kickstart, we’re hosting a 3-week volunteer event from 1st to 21st July this year.
Volunteers, school children, local businesses and farmers will come together to plant over 5000 indigenous and fruit trees, spread environmental awareness and attend workshops on related issues.
‘Trees for Zambia’ is a conference of action, sharing and learning.
For the initial 3-week event, we are renting trucks to transport trees, compost, volunteers and green hope to all the sites and all the logistics are coming together nicely - we’re quite chuffed.
But for the ongoing project, we need a bakkie or small truck of our own - carrying trees is rather a task! We are looking for a vehicle to transport about 30 trees at a time with some compost and tools as well as a few green-fingered volunteers in the front.
We’re all sorted with the trees, compost, planting sites, planting partners, planting coordinators, seriously keen volunteers, educational material, huge passion and a lot of POP!
So all we need is a Truck for Trees - nothing fancy, nothing flash!
This is an appeal from Greenpop to anyone out there who is interested in sponsoring a Truck for Trees.
We can offer:
• branding on the vehicle that will be traversing Livingstone daily filled with beautiful trees and smiling planters
• your logo on our website
• value through our social media channels
• a profile in our newsletter
• regular feedback on the planting project so you always know what’s happening on the ground
• monthly beautiful pictures of your Truck for Trees in action for your use and for use in social media and marketing
• media value through our press releases
• and lots more
Please contact Lauren if you’re interested in partnering with us on this important reforestation and eco education project.
+27(0)21 461 9265 OR +27(0)83 412 8006
Blog Post by Greenpop Treevolutionary Tim Cutter
Photos by Charlotte Brinkmann
A beautiful autumn day amongst the incredible fynbos vegetation of Table Mountain yesterday made for an ideal Greenpop training day.
The Kirstenbosch education team taught everyone on the right way to prune their trees
In collaboration with the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), the event was held for members of Greenpop’s over 160 beneficiaries, including primary schools, high schools, and community centers, from around Cape Town. Through an interactive and dynamic environment of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and nature walks, 58 eager principals, teachers and ground staff members learned about the importance of biodiversity both locally and globally, the threats to biodiversity, and why we must inspire the youth to become stewards of our environment.
Manelisi is enjoying the shade of one of Kirstenbosch’s majestic Cape Ash trees. He’s a teacher at Kuyasa Primary School where Greenpop planted 30 indigenous trees this April
After a full day of interactive education hosted by SANBI training and educational facilitator Roleen Ellman, the participants not only went home with certificates but with big smiles. “It (the training day) was fantastic! I wish it was more than one day,” stated Richard Rhode, a participant and groundskeeper for Lourier Primary in Retreat.
Greenpop, SANBI, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens will continue to host lessons for beneficiaries in the future, including follow up courses for the attendees.