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Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s social and environmental enterprise improving lives and landscapes towards healthy people on a healthier planet, since 1990. Over 4.2 million trees, 1000's of permaculture food gardens, bamboo projects and organic farms have been planted for poor communities. Read More...

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Sustainability Week
 
Alive 2 Green presents Sustainable Week 2017, Hosted by The City of Tshwane
Food & Trees for Africa in affiliation with Alive 2 Green hosted by the City of Tshwane is presenting at the annual Sustainability Week event at the CSIR International Convention Centre. 
The objective of Sustainability Week is to advance the Green Economy by creating platforms for African stakeholders from across all sectors to share knowledge and experience and to learn
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City Lodge Hotel Group donates R430,000 on behalf of its guests to three worthy causes

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CANSA gets 199,600, HPCA gets R140,000 and FTFA gets R91,000

The City Lodge Hotel Group has donated – on behalf of its guests – an impressive R430,000 to three deserving causes – the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) and Food & Trees for Africa.
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Evaton Community benefits from Food & Trees for Africa partnership with City Lodge Hotel Group

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Community vegetable gardens and school feeding schemes in the Evaton area south-west of Johannesburg are benefitting greatly from the ongoing relationship between Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) and the City Lodge Hotel Group.
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Rooftop garden plants seeds of success

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Working with the Johannesburg Housing Company and partners, the JDA has planted a useful garden on the roof of a building in the inner city. Here, herbal remedies are grown alongside vegetables.
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Food & Trees for Africa and partners join hands for Arbor Month celebrations

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Started by J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day has become an annual celebration commemorated by countries all over the world with tree planting events. In South Africa, Arbor Day was first celebrated in 1983. Since then, South Africans have embraced the concept and so Arbor Day was extended to Arbor week. At Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), South Africa’s greening organisation, we celebrate Arbor month, every month!
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Urban Bistro - Good pizza, good business, good ethics!

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The philosophy of Urban Bistro is to create a new type of business that supports the community, from their staff, customers and most importantly our environment. With this in mind, Urban Bistro contacted Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), with the request to plant trees to offset the wood burning in the making of pizzas.
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Konica Minolta South Africa plants trees at Riverlea Clinic on Mandela Day

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This year, in honour of Madiba's legacy, Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office, together with its environmental partner, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), planted 30 trees at the Riverlea Clinic, a public health organisation servicing a community of 23 000 in the west of Johannesburg.
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Greening NGO Food & Trees for Africa reaffirms partnership with kulula.com

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In celebration of the ongoing support Food & Trees for Africa received from privately-owned low-cost airline kulula.com, the greening and food Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) planted 20 trees at Emmangweni Primary in Tembisa, Gauteng.
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Vodacom provides food security across Limpopo for Mandela Day

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Braving this year's winter chill, Vodacom Limpopo personnel and volunteers from institutions like the Polokwane police, National Development Agency and Department of Education packed 2 000 food parcels for learners from previously disadvantaged schools in Limpopo.
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Tetra Pak, Mpact Recycling, and Food & Trees for Africa collaborate for #67Minutes

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Tetra Pak and Mpact Recycling, in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa, planted 54 trees between Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban to celebrate Mandela Day.
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Enjoy a taste of Madiba magic

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The Great South African Cookbook that will help feed the hungry was published on Mandela Day yesterday. WHAT could be a better present for your loved ones than the gift of good food?

This was the idea behind the production of The Great South African Cookbook by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which seeks to give South Africans a wide variety of recipes from every corner of the country in one easy to reach place.
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African Climate Reality Project finding new ways to promote Renewable Energy
African Climate Reality Project
Introducing more renewable energy into the energy mix of African countries is urgently needed to reduce our carbon emissions and avoid the extreme impacts of runaway climate change. ACRP’s new campaign on The Success of Renewable Energies in Africa aims at increasing the understanding surrounding the far-reaching implications of African countries’ choice of their energy system – and particularly the positive effects of renewable energy – in terms of sustainability (greenhouse gas emissions, water usage), jobs and livelihoods, health, access to electricity for all, transparency, to name a few! Read more
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Food and Trees for Africa Plants a Growing Green Legacy
Trees for All Programme
Food & Trees for Africa have been planting trees since 1990. 4.5 million is a number we mention frequently - the number of trees planted to date. Although impressive, this metric is meaningless without the impact stories that accompany it. The stories of growing pools of shade, harvests of fruit, watering and nurturing and learning through care for trees.
 
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FTFA Mourns the Loss of "Ntati Joe"
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Joseph Matimba, 48, a pioneer of permaculture in South Africa, was killed in a tragic bus accident in Zimbabwe on 5 April 2017. After weeks of trying to find out what had become of Mr Matimba, the terrible news that he was travelling on a Johannesburg-bound Proliner Bus that had crashed and burned was confirmed on 26 April when Mr Matimba’s name appeared in the official list of the 31 victims of the fatal accident.
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Coronation Fund Managers Greening Mamelodi
Trees for Homes
Coronation Fund Managers and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) are celebrating Earth Day by planting 1 500 trees nationwide. Coronation has noticed that presentation print-outs and flyers are often discarded by delegates at its regular conferences. This year, Coronation is donating the money that would have been spent on conference packs to low-income communities which have applied for trees. This intervention will create temporary employment, green the environment, and reduce its environmental impact. The trees will sequester 553.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
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Joburg Can
African Climate Reality Project
Residents of Johannesburg are urged to get behind the call to switch the city to 100% renewable energy by 2050. This campaign urges Johannesburg to divest from fossil fuels and prioritise climate-friendly, affordable energy generation technologies such as solar and wind. Moving Johannesburg towards 100% renewables isn’t just about reducing the carbon footprint of our energy sector. It is also about creating jobs and improving the living conditions & health of the residents.The initiative is a collaboration between the African Climate Reality Project hosted by Food & Trees for Africa, and the Climate Action Network International (CAN). Read more
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