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Green Drinks Sandton: A Hairy Affair

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Over recent years, Johan Nortje's entrepreneurial bone continued to tickle. South Africa inspired his own eco-awareness, and  he says that "I always wanted to model some kind of environmental solution linked to my daily trade".
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Pomegranate trees help fight hidden hunger this Arbor Month

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Santam will be raising awareness about “hidden hunger” this Arbor Month by planting 200 pomegranate trees at six schools in the Western Cape through Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA).
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17 000 km world record drive benefits the local environment

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Having claimed his eighth world record title this month in the Cape-to-Cape Challenge – which involved a 17 000 km drive from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Town, South Africa within the space of just 12 days – adventure driver Rainer Zietlow offset his carbon emissions by donating €4 000 (R60 000+) to FTFA.
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ExxonMobil invests in tree planting for Western Cape communities

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  • During September, Arbor Month, 3,000 indigenous trees were planted.
  • Will enhance Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha townships.
  • Planting provides employment and skills transfer for 60 community members.
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Restoring landscapes in Soweto through tree planting

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Standard Bank planted 100 trees through FTFA this Arbor Month in an effort to restore a landscape in Soweto, Gauteng.
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Education through environmental awareness

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312 trees were planted by Unisa in Arbor Month to promote environmental awareness in Gauteng and mitigate the impact of an academic conference.
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Kumba launches R16 million bio-energy and organic vegetable farming project in Thabazimbi

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As part of its approach to sustainable development, Kumba Iron Ore’s Thabazimbi mine will be handing over a R16 million bio-energy and organic vegetable project to the community of Regorogile, near Thabazimbi, Limpopo. The project is growing fresh organic vegetables and supplies local and regional retailers such as Spar and Pick n Pay while exporting some of their produce to overseas markets. Limpopo Agriculture MEC Joey Matshoge together with Mayors of the Waterberg District and Thabazimbi local municipalities are among the dignitaries that will be attending the event on 5 September 2014.
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AVIS PLANTS 50 TREES AT MARA PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR ARBOR MONTH

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In the spirit of Arbor Month, Avis Rent a Car purchased 50 trees from Food & Trees for Africa to plant at Mara Primary School on Friday 5 September.
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Happier communities this Arbor Month thanks to KPMG

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KPMG spread happiness in September, Arbor Month, by planting 50 trees at Pohopedi Primary School, Orange Farm, through FTFA.
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Dauphin’s carbon neutral initiative creates a canopy in Khutsong

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Dauphin HumanDesign® Group, a leader in providing office seating solutions, will plant 650 trees through Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) during Arbor Month (September 2014) for the residents of Khutsong, Carltonville in Gauteng's West Rand, as part of the company's carbon neutral initiative. This will create an urban canopy with 16.25 hectares of forest in an area with thousands of RDP houses that is currently barren.
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