ABOUT THE PROJECT
Urban greening and eco-education provides many social, environmental and economic benefits:
- Community upliftment: Green spaces bring people outdoors, beautify areas, provide shade and places to meet and engage. Green spaces bring the wonder of nature to people in cities; improving quality of life and increasing pride of place.
- Eco-system services: Green spaces in cities provide a plethora of natural services. Soil is improved, biodiversity increased, water filtered, natural air conditioning and more.
- Environmental education: Practical sustainability education inspires the next generation of environmental stewards.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT
The aim of our urban greening programme is to empower local communities to improve their environmental and social landscapes by using greening as a tool for active citizenship, environmental stewardship and learning.
HOW DO WE MAKE IMPACT
We plant trees and indigenous gardens in under-greened urban spaces. After planting, we develop the skills of beneficiaries to improve tree and plant care strategies and continually monitor the progress. We run practical and inspiring eco-education workshops that aim to provide additional knowledge to empower beneficiaries and inspire further green action, particularly focussed on water-saving considering the Western Cape water crisis.
At Greenpop, we envision a world where green spaces and green living are POPular and accessible to everyone. We’re on a mission to plant trees, green communities and empower environmental stewards across southern Africa.
We work on urban greening, reforestation, forest conservation, and practical eco education programmes, all inspired by our belief in (re)connecting people with nature. Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has since planted over 80 000 trees and inspired over 132 000 budding eco heroes at schools and other urban sites as well as forests and farms across South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania.
Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation and can issue a donation receipt for your tax deduction at the end of the tax year.
Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO
Public Benefit Organisation Number: 930050622