So tonight was Earth Hour and time to make an environmental promise for a greener planet…
So I asked our kids: “What is a Green House?”
Clearly we still have quite a bit to learn about living a greener life. There are so many things we can do to live a greener life and every little bit you do really does make a difference. Using less electricity, conserving water, recycling and going car-free are choices we can make that do make a difference. We love creating green projects like beach clean-ups and we are always on the look out for fun family events focusing on a greener environment.
GreenPop is a local environmental organisation that believes that greening the environment can be fun. They don’t just talk about living greener they actually get folks and volunteers to get “doing.” Their projects are ambitious, they set out to plant thousands of trees in local communities. Just recently GreenPOP contacted us to tell us about themselves and an upcoming project and we just had to share it with our readers… we think you would be excited about it too.
Imagine a TREEmendous weekend that you and your family would enjoy – join Greenpop from the 9th to 11th of May for The Platbos Reforest Fest. Going on its fourth year, this POPular festival aims to (re)connect families with the planet by giving everyone the chance to get active by helping plant 3,000 to 4,000 trees. The family festival includes activities for all-ages to enjoy and meals are provided for the weekend.
In addition to planting trees and having fun with your family, you will also be contributing to an effort aimed at revitalizing South Africa’s southern-most indigenous forest. Platbos is an ancient forest, containing indigenous trees over 1000 years of age. Unfortunately, the forest is endangered and needs all the help it can get so South Africa does not lose this rare ecosystem. This is why Greenpop – a social enterprise that aims to inspire people about getting active towards a sustainable future – partnered with Platbos to run this festival of action and make an actual difference in the ancient South African forest.
You can find out more information about the Platbos forest and about this event and many other GreenPOP events on their website.
This sounds like a fun weekend, and wether you join them or not it will be good to follow up and see if they manage to plant all those trees. And wherever you are in the world, the point of Earth Hour is to reflect and promise to make a change towards a greener environment. I think as a family, this earth hour, we promise to plant some trees.
This is not a sponsored post. GreenPop did provide us with information and photographs to use for the post, otherwise the opinions expressed are, as usual, entirely our own.