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A Weekend Away With GreenPop for the Reforest Fest…

February 5th, 2017 · 4 Comments

I imagine by now most of us are starting to settle back into our year… our good intentions to live greener and relax more are either going really well or are flitting out of the window as we collapse into the regular old humdrum of life. So for those of you who would like to revive your good intentions to get up and get out there, I would like to encourage you to keep at it, small steps are better than no steps. And for those of you who would like to boost your year, let me tell you about GreenPop’s Weekends Away…

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GreenPop is a volunteer based organisation in Cape Town dedicated to all things green and particularly to planting trees, thousands of them, in an effort to green our world. While our gang has been lucky enough to join them on tree planting days around town, I was lucky enough to join them for a ten day trip to Zambia a while back. I thought I was going to plant trees and had visions of digging holes in the dirt on the great plains of Africa, there was that, and tree planting but I learned so very much more. There really is so much more to planting a tree than planting a tree and we should seize the opportunity to plant them.

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I learnt masses about green living and planted trees and connected and made friends in the heart of Africa. I understand not all of us can take a trip out of the country, but you can get involved by spending a weekend away with the GreenPop team during March. I have to say I love the idea of a weekend away, fun family time together in the great outdoors, and you get make friends, explore the environment and do something really worthwhile while you are there.

The first weekend offered from 10-12 March 2017, is a family weekend, with a great family vibe and activities and fun and of course tree planting, for all ages and stages. And the following weekend from 17-19 March 2017, is a Friends weekend, and that is for the young at heart adult crowd to head out, listen to some great music and of course… plant trees.

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This isn’t just any tree planting, this is planting trees in Platbos, an ancient indigenous forest, close to the southern most tip of Africa. This forest needs protection and help in order to survive. The plan is that by planting new trees there each year, that the forest gets a fresh injection of life and can become more sustainable. You can learn more about the Platbos Forest here… and click on the image to see a video of the event…

I am definitely joining the Treevolution for the Forest Fest this year, can’t wait to plant some trees and bring the story back to our readers all over the world. If you are keen to attend either of the weekends away then click this way: The Family Festival from 10-12March 2017 and the Friend Festival 17-19 March 2017. Look at the links carefully, they will tell you all about the tickets, accommodation and food, as well as other essentials like transportation and directions. Everything you need to know is in the links… jump over to GreenPop and take a look.

Previous Posts For GreenPop

Se7en + 1 Ways to Get Involved in the GreenPop Treevolution…

Se7en + 1 Steps to Planting Trees With GreenPop…

Se7en + 1 Help to Plant an Urban Park…

Se7en Take a Week off School to Volunteer…

It’s Earth Hour and Time to Plant Some Trees at the Forest Fest…

A Trip to Zambia: And Just Like that I am off on a trip with GreenPop.

A Trip to Zambia: Se7en Stories to Begin With…

A Trip to Zambia: Can You Travel Southern Africa by Bus…

A Trip to Zambia: Feasting in an Eco-Friendly Kitchen with GreenPop…

A Trip to Zambia: Life in the Green GreenPop Campsite…

A Trip to Zambia: Se7en + 1 Things to Make and Do in Zambia…

A Trip to Zambia: There is so Much More to Planting a Tree Than Planting a Tree…

A Trip to Zambia: Se7en + 1 Timeous Lessons Learnt…

A Trip to Zambia: Se7en + 1 Incredible People That Were There…

A Trip to Zambia: And the Victoria Falls…

A Trip to Zambia: And a Market Tour…

Earth Day and Life a Year After a Trip to Zambia…

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MrsFF // Feb 5, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Such a great initiative!’ And I love love love the pictures in this post . Can’t believe how grown they are all getting
    MrsFF´s last blog post ..Conversations with K

  • 2 se7en // Feb 6, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Isn’t it fabulous, Mrs FF, I am so excited to be part of this… and I know… how fast do these kids just keep on growing!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 3 Se7en's Fabulous Fun Post #349 - se7en | se7enSe7en's Fabulous Fun Post #349 - se7en // Mar 6, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    […] for the weekend and I just can’t wait. Got my spade and my boots and I am good to go… planting trees for the weekend in the most southern indigenous forest in Africa… really I just can’t wait!!! Click on the image for all the […]

  • 4 The Weekend Is Starting a Little Early... - se7en | se7enThe Weekend Is Starting a Little Early... - se7en // Mar 9, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    […] am off for the weekend, leaving my family behind and spreading my wings… I am heading out to the GreenPop Family Fest and hopefully I will post tons of pictures on Instagram, and get back to you all on Monday and tell […]

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