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Green Drinks Joburg

May 19, 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Lorraine Jenks joburg sandton green drinks food trees africaThe African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) are proud to be hosting Lorraine Jenks, Founder and CEO of Hotelstuff and Greenstuff at the May edition of Green Drinks on the 19th in Wendywood, Johannesburg. Lorraine will be presenting her topics of Green Gurus Have Guts (which she presented at a TEDx event) and Sustainable and Ethical Food Versus Commercial Food: An Experiment to Green Drinks guests.

‘Only when people understand the “Why” will they bother about the “What” and finally care about the “How” to make better choices.’ says Lorraine Jenks.

Lorraine Jenks is a specialist in climate change, greening, sustainability and an ethical food activist.  She is the founder and CEO of two leading online directories – Hotelstuff.co.za (goods and services for all sectors) and Greenstuff.co.za (only sustainable and eco-friendly products). Lorraine is a tireless activist in advocating responsible management practices for public and the private sectors.

Her journey began in California in the 1970s, working with the infant EPA.  Back home, Group Procurement Manager for Africa’s largest hotel chain for 15 years, she went solo and trained under UNEP’s Eco-Labelling Project, NCPC’s Clean Production Programme at the CSIR, Green Building Council’s Interior Design and Décor, Green Leaf Carbon Auditing and she qualified with Al Gore as an accredited Climate Reality Leader.  Winner of 12 awards to date with top honours for her Green Home projects at Decorex and her Eco-Green Hotels at Hostex. Lorraine is a professional speaker and with her indomitable team, manages the directories, consults and runs workshops around Africa.

ACRP, in partnership with FTFA, host Green Drinks events which are held at the FTFA Khaya in Wendywood, Johannesburg. This is a great opportunity to meet fascinating speakers and learn about new solutions to environmental and climate change challenges.

R20 donation and cash bar available.

RSVP and inquiries: climate@trees.org.za

About ACRP:

The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), a programme of Food & Trees for Africa, is the African chapter of former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. In March 2014, Gore trained over 700 African Climate Leaders in South Africa, These leaders come from government, NGOs, youth, media and science across the continent. Their aim is to mobilise communities from Algeria to Zimbabwe to find solutions to climate change.

For more information see see www.climatereality.co.za.

About FTFA:

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s first national social and environmental enterprise working towards a healthier more sustainable and low carbon future through developing, managing and promoting greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management, organic farming and food security programmes. Over 4.2 million trees have been distributed, thousands of natural food gardens, bamboo projects and organic farms for historically disadvantaged communities have been developed. FTFA has been a pioneer of climate change response, mitigation and adaptation, launching the first South African carbon calculator, the Carbon Protocol of South Africa and the Climate Hero Awards Africa.


May 19, 2016
18:00 - 20:00


FTFA Khaya
94 Bessemer Street, Wendywood
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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