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Konica Minolta South Africa receives certified carbon neutral status for third consecutive year

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The Carbon Protocol of South Africa (CPSA), an independent third party verifier has again certified Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, as carbon neutral in 2016. This is the third year in a row that the leader in business document imaging and management has achieved this status, which was earned through calculating its carbon footprint, the implementation of company-wide energy efficiency initiatives and the subsequent offsetting of the remaining emissions.
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Woolworths Staff volunteers take time out to assist EduPlant schools

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For two decades the EduPlant programme, a flagship Food & Trees for Africa initiative, implemented in partnership with the Woolworths Trust for the last 12 years, has supported the development of sustainable food gardens. This natural farming and greening helps schools and their surrounding communities to create abundant gardens with year-round harvests using permaculture practices.
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Konica Minolta South Africa Gives Back To The Eastern Cape

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Konica Minolta South Africa recently undertook one of its most fulfilling corporate social investment (CSI) projects ever, helping to 'green' the Eastern Cape in a tribute to the province’s favourite son, Nelson Mandela.
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Oricol Environmental Services: Extending a helping hand to Emmangweni Primary School

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Living and working with purpose, committed to preserving our environment” is the premise on which Oricol Environmental Services operates. The name 'ORICOL' originates from the combination of two words, to communicate an all-encompassing understanding of their business and core offerings. 'ORI' refers to the 'origins' of the earth and 'COL' alludes to 'collaboration'. With this encompassing mission statement, it was only a matter of time before Oricol approached greening organisation, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) to form a partnership and address the direct needs of communities.
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Green Drinks: Green Gurus have Guts

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Date: 19 May
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: FTFA Khaya, 94 Bessemer St, Wendywood, Sandton
RSVP: 011 656 9802 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Our speaker for the evening is Lorraine Jenks, an award-winning activist and thought leader in environmental challenges and green solutions.
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Konica Minolta South Africa to leave living, growing tribute to Mandela in Eastern Cape

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EAST LONDON  - Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, is planning to not only help to enrich the lives of the Eastern Cape community in April this year, but also to pay homage to the province’s most beloved son, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
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SCHOOLS URGED TO ENTER COMPETITION CELEBRATING ABUNDANT FOOD GARDENS & CLIMATE RESILIENCE

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EduPlant begins the year with five one-day workshops in each province, 45 workshops that will reach thousands of people. These are supplemented by 252 training days nationally.
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ABSA volunteers to plant an orchard and distribute another 4891 trees in Pimville, Soweto

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In a first to market, Absa launched the Absa Green Vehicle Finance initiative, offering an environmentally conscious vehicle finance solution.

This makes Absa the first South African auto-financier to offer customers rebates of up to 0.75% (in addition to the normal individualized pricing they would have enjoyed) when they purchase passenger vehicles with a carbon output of less than 120g/km. Additionally, for each vehicle sold, a tree is planted on behalf of the customer by Absa.
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SA Climate and health risks

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For the last few months, the south-western parts of South Africa have eagerly awaited the time when the sun stops hiding behind grey banks of clouds. Summer has finally arrived and now that the days are longer and warmer, we may feel more inspired to hit the beach, have a picnic in the park or resume our favourite outdoor activities.
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Konica Minolta South Africa employs good practice for environment and the economy

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FTFA Ecopreneur, Jeminah Mkhize, and Trees for All Administrator, Pat Anderson, took to the road for the first of this years` Konica Minolta South Africa tree planting events.

They arrived, together with Konica Minolta South Africa Nelspruit branch manager, Gerhard van Tonder and team,  at Nelspruit Primary School, site of the first event, and immediately felt welcome in the well-tended school grounds.
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