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Pimville raises awareness on World Environment Day

The day has been annually celebrated since 1973 and has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach.

On World Environment Day, the Pimville Community Centre hosed a campaign to raise awareness about critical environmental issues.

The day has been annually celebrated since 1973 and has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach.

The event aimed at educating the community on sustainable practices and the importance of the environment.

It was also to create awareness about issues affecting the community and environment such as illegal dumping, poor practices of waste management, and burning of things that cause air pollution.

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Air Quality Manager from the Department of Forestry, Fishery and Environment (DFFE), Mpendulo Dlamini spoke on air quality management, giving out information to help learners and teachers have a better understanding of air pollution and why it is important to practice air quality management.

The event aimed at educating the community on sustainable practices and the importance of the environment.

The event was organised by EnviroGreen Projects in partnership DFFE, Pikitup, the City of Johannesburg, Organics Recycling Association South Africa (ORASA), Bokashi Bran, and Dr. Motjuwadi Medical Services Incorporated.

Erik Sadike from Pikitup explained what role the entity plays in the community and the environment.

He further spoke about their waste management service delivery and how residents should find alternatives to reduce waste as landfill sites are full nationally.

EnviroGreen Projects is a waste management solutions company based in Pimville, Soweto that took the initiative to create awareness about the day by inviting three local high schools.

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These high schools were Emshukantambo Secondary School, Thaba-Jubula Secondary School and Progress Comprehensive High School.

The awareness campaign allowed the learners to be informed by the different stakeholders who were part of making the event possible.

The event was also supported by local Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) personnel from Clean Green Campaign/ Green Army and the Citizen Relationship and Urban Management Augmented Field Services through the City of Johannesburg.

Andiswa Siyengo, Environmental Health Practitioner from DFFE stressed the importance of recycling practices that learners can implement at schools and homes to further take care of the environment and save on certain products.

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