The best way to tackle environmental issues is to approach every generation with a task and teach them the skills to make a change, Eco Culture is doing it!
Eco Culture Sechaba Foundation was set up in 2011 and focused most of it’s work in Cosmo City. Since their start they have grown and work with schools and communities across Johannesburg. Working hand in hand with government organisations as well as on solo projects, the foundation works to educate and improve environmental conditions within communities.
They focused on door to door education on a variety of subjects (illegal dumping, conservation, sewerage, municipal services). They train individuals yearly to become conservationists. Teaching “aquatic ecosystems, alien vegetation removal and indigenous biodiversity as well as how to conduct environmental education.”
We have designed and conducted many workshops for high school learners on a variety of environmental themes (birds, aquatic habitats, indigenous plants and alien invasive plants, biodiversity, photosynthesis, snakes).
We managed the installation of: a school vegetable garden; rainwater catchment system; dripline irrigation system; biogas digesters and school recycling system.
The foundation has helped 6 schools reach green flag and gold certificate status. Both awards are for the schools green projects such as recycling pallets to make veggie gardens, biogas collections and learning basic water testing skills.
The foundation often works with other charities too, recently they teamed up with ‘Adopt A School’ to build a veggie garden that would substitute the schools feeding scheme. They also installed a 5000L water tank to help collect rainwater.
To find out more about the fantastic work the foundation is doing, pop them an email here.