The SASSI ship continues to cut through the rugged inland terrain of Gauteng through the dedication and commitment of our Gauteng Networking Partners. Following a bustling WWF-SASSI training session with staff from Pretoria Zoo Educational Programme, they hosted a Seas and Oceans week programme which educated more than 1000 grade five to seven learners. The programme was largely based on the importance of our oceans, plastic pollution and the critical need to choose sustainable seafood. In line with holistic conservation of our oceans speaking directly to the food, water, energy nexus, WWF-SA recently launched a fantastic campaign centred on renewable energy. #LeanIn smart benches were located across the country to promote the use of renewable energy and it’s benefits. For the next four weeks, this smart bench will be located at one of Johannesburg’s most popular recreational spaces – Zoo Lake so pop on by, take a shady seat and enjoy the perks of free WIFI and solar power. It’s never been easier to experience and support renewable energy. This set up and campaign would not have been possible without the ongoing support of one of WWF-SASSI’s Networking Partners, Joburg City Parks and Zoos. SASSI has established and maintained a solid working relationship with this dedicated team who have never backed down from their commitments and support. We are definitely looking forward to bigger and better sustainability campaigns in the near future with all of our Gauteng Networking Partners!
Melisha Nagiah, WWF-SASSI Project Officer, Gauteng