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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
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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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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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Green Drinks: 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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