In a partnership to promote a greener Gauteng, Andiccio24 has joined forces with Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) to plant trees. Lots of them. In fact, one a day for a whole year.
Andiccio24’s Jerome Kourie, “Our involvement in this initiative will result in many community centres and schools in underdeveloped areas acquiring fruit trees and being taught the skills to maintain them. Having a sustainable impact such as this is important to us”.
First to receive trees through this project was Orefile Primary School in Olievenhoutbosch. The trees were planted on 28 May at the school.
Speaking at the planting ceremony, Clever Shikwambane, Principal of the school, reiterated how much it means to them:
“Not only does the addition of trees result in a more aesthetically pleasing environment for our children, teaching them lessons regarding nature and the production of food is key. We are grateful to Andiccio24 and FTFA for considering us as recipients.”
The dedication and expertise shown by FTFA has recently been acknowledged with the awarding of a significant international honour, the Energy Globe Award in South Africa. With more than 160 participating countries and over 1000 project submissions annually, the Energy Globe Award is today’s most prestigious environmental prize worldwide.
FTFA won the award for their commitment to a lower carbon future, healthier lives, more sustainable green environments and increased awareness of how to mitigate human impacts.
Jeunesse Park, founder of FTFA, ”We are impressed with the passion and proactive climate change response of the Andiccio24 team and hope that others will follow their lead. In this way we can develop healthier people on a healthier planet”.
Andiccio24 is currently going through the process of calculating the carbon emissions from all stores and their central kitchen. Kourie adds, “Our commitment to nature runs deep. We’re doing whatever we can to offset our carbon emissions and ensure any negative impact on the environment is minimised”.