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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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Woolworths’ Seed & Feed initiative – You can make the difference!

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As part of our commitment towards addressing food security in schools, Woolworths has launched a new Seed & Feed initiative in support of The EduPlant Programme. EduPlant, the premier permaculture food gardening competition for schools, initiated and managed by Food & Trees for Africa, enables hundreds of schools and communities to grow their own food in a healthy, eco-friendly way.
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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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Climate Change, El Nino and drought. Is there a link?

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Date: 18 February 2016
Venue: FTFA Khaya, 94 Bessemer St, Wendywood
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Our first Green Drinks will host Linda Phalatse, GIZ Transport and Climate Change advisor, sharing her thoughts on the link between Climate Change, El Nino and the current drought.
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RatesClearance.com and Food & Trees for Africa plant trees in 38 municipalities

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RatesClearance.com and Food & Trees for Africa plant trees in 38 municipalities

Korbitec’s RatesClearance.com planted 111 trees across South Africa in November through Food & Trees for Africa. The trees have been ‘’earned’’ by 38 municipalities that have participated in RatesClearance.com’s “Grow Your Tree” Campaign.
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African Climate Reality Project ramps up for expansion

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The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), a programme of Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), South Africa’s first greening and social development enterprise, will expand its activities into Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa in the new year.

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Cloud-based back-ups save a lot of heartache for FTFA

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When the head of a key department's laptop is stolen, top management starts worrying. What will happen to the data on that laptop? Was it backed up? Do we have copies of it on our server? Worse yet, is the server back-up current or hopelessly outdated?
This exact situation occurred at  Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), when the head of the Trees for All department's laptop was stolen from her vehicle earlier this year.

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Konica Minolta South Africa planted 2 500 trees nationwide in celebration of Arbor Month

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Konica Minolta's Cape Town branch, seen here during Arbor Month. From left: Albert Julie, Stacey Jepthas, Jan Cloete, Carol Harris and Sue Purcell.

In its continued commitment to the environment, Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office, planted 2 500 fruit and indigenous trees in September 2015 in celebration of Arbor Month. This will be followed with a further 2500 to be planted early in 2016. The planting is all conducted through South Africa's first environmental social enterprise, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA).

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Six ways FTFA fights climate change, one tree at a time

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Ops Manager Kate Bezuidenhout gave The Ground-Up Project some interesting insights into what FTFA does daily.
You can read the full article here: http://bit.ly/1NPfzCZ
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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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