To promote Earth Day in the towns of Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus and Kleinmond, Overstrand Municipality’s Environmental Management Services (EMS) decided to make a difference in caring for Earth by planting trees on school grounds.
The 2022 theme for World Earth Day was ‘Invest In Our Planet’.
Michael Henn, Lwazi Mblili, Zena Metsho, Chester Arendse and Somleze Sithetho of the Environmental Department agreed that this was an ideal opportunity for environmental education and to teach children how to dig the hole, preparing the soil, and planting the tree.
The EMS team planted three Celtis africana (White Stinkwood) trees at Masakhane Primary in Gansbaai; three at De Bron Primary in Stanford and three White Stinkwoods at Hermanus Waldorf. The crèches in Kleinmond (Heideland, Siybulela and Bambanani) received 1 White Stinkwood tree each.