'Art Land'
Photo Credit: Willowmoore High School

In celebration of Earth Day, Clean Projects invited people to get creative and put their waste to use as part of the ‘Art Land’ exhibition! Needless to say, we are inspired:


Benoni, South Africa (22 April 2024) — Around the world, 22 April marks a celebration and a call to action of and for our planet—Earth Day! A time to springboard into action for the Earth, Earth Day is all about figuring out the ways that we can do better, minimise our impact and raise awareness about the various challenges our home faces. Sometimes, a task like this requires a little creativity, which is exactly what the Benoni community got up to recently thanks to the ‘Art Land’ exhibition!

Earlier this month, the waste-to-art initiative by community Clean Up team, Clean Projects, invited people to get creative and create some artworks from recycled materials. This is to help encourage a different way of looking at waste.

In a community display of artivism, participants let their creative juices flow to create some pretty unique pieces; including a Matter Hatter display, ‘Pepsi’ shoes, 3D flower bouquets made from everything from plastic to metal tops and the South African flag.

Pepsi Shoes
Marie Minne
'Art Land'
Mad Hatter By Lynne Hugo
Hoërskool Hans Moore
'Art Land'
6th Benoni Scout Group Earth Ball

“It really was so inspiring to see what everyone created with items that would usually be thrown away,” Clean Projects beamed.

Aside from the ‘Artland Exhibition’, the volunteers have been hard at work in beautifying their part of Gauteng, with Bunyan Road (largely thanks to Heart of Benoni), 1st Avenue and Windermere Drive all getting some love leading up to Earth Day.

So, what can you do to make today (and all the other days of the year) count for Mother Earth? We’ve compiled 10 simple ways to dive into action that you can read all about, here. 

Sources: Clean Projects 
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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