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Browns the Diamond Store (Browns) partners with FTFA in planting of 300 trees

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In 2014, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), and Browns the Diamond Store (Browns) once again collaborated to distribute 300 fruit trees, through FTFA’s award winning and Verified Carbon Standard Trees for Homes programme to 300 low cost housing residents in Gauteng.
A year later there is a 76% survival rate of these fruit trees with these trees sequestrating an estimated 85 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
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July Green Drinks Johan van den Berg

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FTFA hosts Johan van den Berg, CEO of the South African Wind Association (SAWEA) at our July Green Drinks event on Thursday 16 July 2015.
This is the third Road to Paris Green Drinks event hosted by ACRP & FTFA at 17:30 for 18:00 at the FTFA Khaya, 94 Bessemer Street, Wendywood, Johannesburg.

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June Green Drinks Claire Janisch

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FTFA hosts Claire Janisch of BiomimicrySA at our June Green Drinks event on Thursday 18 June.
This is the second Road to Paris Green Drinks event hosted by ACRP & FTFA at 17:30 for 18:00 at FTFA Khaya, 94 Bessemer Street, Wendywood, Johannesburg. 
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies. It aims to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on Earth over the long haul.
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Green Drinks: Dan Schreiber

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FTFA will host several Road to Paris Green Drinks events this year with speakers from government, business and civil society.
 
The first one will be held on the 21 May, 17:30 at FTFA Khaya, 94 Bessemer Street, Wendywood, Johannesburg. The speaker is Dan Schreiber, a gardener, visionary, father, inspirational storyteller, speaker & lecturer with B Sc in Zoology, Marine Biology, Astrophysics, Oceanography. He is taking a short break from his EarthImagineers Tour to come and share his thoughts with us. RSVP now!

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Promethium Carbon offsets carbon footprint with trees

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Promethium Carbon offset its carbon footprint for the 2014 financial year by planting close to 100 trees at Skeen Primary School in Alexandra.  “The trees will grow and offset both our direct business related emissions such as travelling and the diesel generator as well as the emissions associated with our electricity consumption,” said Promethium director Harmke Immink.
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The Climate Reality Project launches global campaign to call for strong emissions reductions in agreement in Paris

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The Climate Reality Project announced its Road to Paris effort last week, a major international campaign that will bring together citizens, business leaders, non-profit organizations, and NGOs to galvanize climate action and encourage countries at December's United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change's 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris to sign a strong emissions reductions agreement. This would include meaningful emissions reductions commitments based on national circumstances, a system of periodic review for these commitments, and a long-term goal of net zero carbon emissions.
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Flexilube (Pty) Ltd celebrates World Water Day

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Flexilube (Pty) Ltd is supporting and reminding community and businesses of the importance of water to our environment, quality of life and livelihoods as we celebrate World Water Day 2015.

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Trees play a very important role in the sustainable management of water resources.

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Turning South Africa green for Earth Day 2015

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Earth Day 2015 takes place on 22 April each year, and FTFA and Global Payment Technologies (GPT) have teamed up to make South Africa a little bit greener, alleviate poverty and create temporary employment to those living in Fiscksburg, Free State. 20 Community Educator’s (CE’s) were trained to help distribute 1000 trees to 1000 households. The GPT trees were distributed on 30 April in celebration of Earth Day.

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2015 Road to Paris

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Climate change is already a measurable reality and, along with other continents, Africa is especially vulnerable to its impacts (such as fires, floods, droughts and extreme storms).

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report, there is robust evidence that multiple components of the earth’s climate system are changing, including rising global air and ocean temperatures, rising global average sea level and many more extreme weather events.
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Food & Trees for Africa announces new Executive Director

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The Board of Directors of Food & Trees for Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Wild as the Executive Director of Food & Trees for Africa. He takes over from the founder, Jeunesse Park, who is retiring from the position after 25 years.
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