Week of Positive Action September 2019: A Guide

From 21-27 September, we are participating in the international Fridays for Future call to have a week for future. We are calling on all South Africans to participate in a positive week of action, taking action for the earth and her people.

You can register your event with us here or get involved with one of the actions already happening:

Hout Bay Harbour Beach Clean up Event – 21 September
Time: 8:30am-1:30pm
Location: West Ford in Hout Bay Harbour
Organiser: #Seathebiggerpicture
Contact: info@seathebiggerpicture.org
Facebook Event

Beach and Canoe River Clean up – Strand M.P.A 21 September
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Strand Marine Protected Area
Organisers: Helderberg Ocean Cleanup, Future Kids Club, Helderberg Beach Clean Up
Facebook Group

Flight of Dreams Parade and Celebration21 September
Time: 2:15pm – 4:30pm
Parade Start: 164 3rd Avenue
Celebration: Princess Vlei
Organiser: Princess Vlei Forum
Contact: imagine@princessvlei.org
Facebook Event

Climate Action Workshop – 22 September
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Location: TBC
Limited to 30 spots
Organiser: Noa Brawermann – African Climate Alliance Youth
Contact: africanclimatealliance@gmail.com

Medical Cannabis Awareness Day – 22 September
Organiser: Youth Media Movement
Contact admin@ymm.org.za for more info

Alien Clearing with Cape Nature – 23 September
Time: 8:00am – 1pm
Location: Tokai Forest
Organiser: Keeto Jenkins – African Climate Alliance Youth
Contact: africanclimatealliance@gmail.com

Recycled Art & Climate Education Workshop – 23 September
Closed Event for ACA youth and Masi Creative Hub working together on prototype designs for next year’s Climate Carnival.

Heritage Day Family Picnic – 24 September
Time: 8:00am – 1pm
Location: Dewaal Park
Organiser: Amy Hartmann – African Climate Alliance Youth
Contact: africanclimatealliance@gmail.com

Open Planting Day and Celebration – 24 September
Open planting/activation day celebrating Greenpop’s 9th Birthday & Arbor Month
Time: 9:30am-2pm
Location: Greenpop Eco Hub, Mountain Road, Woodstock
Organisers: Greenpop
Contact: Carla@greenpop.org
RSVP Link: http://bit.ly/Greenpopturns9
Facebook Event

Clean ups in various areas in Cape Town/Surrounds – 25 September
Location: Map to be confirmed
Organisers: African Climate Alliance
Contact: africanclimatealliance@gmail.com

Systems Change not Climate Change Workshop 26 September
With inputs on a Just transition for South Africa, One million Climate Jobs Campaign, Sustainable Schools Initiative including Speakers: Saliem Fakir, Sandra van Niekerk, Zukhanye Mjaleni and Aphelele Sabali
Time: 9:30am – 3pm
Location: Isivivana Centre, Khayelitsha
Organiser: AIDC
Contact: bruce.braigre@gmail.com

Khayelitsha Stadium Mural Painting27 September
Organisers: African Climate Alliance
Contact: africanclimatealliance@gmail.com

Fruit Tree Planting at Schools – 21 – 27 September
Organisers: AIDC
Contact: Thembeka@AIDC.org.za

Want to organise your own event and stuck for ideas on what kind of event to have? Here are some ideas:

  • Seeding: plant seeds which can be used for an urban garden or food garden
  • Revegetation: establish new vegetation on sites where it has been previously lost
  • Habitat enhancement- increasing the suitability of a site as habitat for some desired species (for example planting bee-friendly plants)
  • Remediation: improve an existing ecosystem or create a new one with the aim of replacing another that has deteriorated or been destroyed.
  • Beach, street and waterway clean-ups
  • Alien clearing: remove alien invasive species like black wattle and eucalyptus to help conserve water and assist indigenous vegetation to thrive
  • Pack eco bricks: collect non-recyclable waste and pack ecobricks which can be used to build modular furniture
  • Natural Building: Help build something needed by a community or school using natural building tools like clay and cob
  • Come together to discuss solutions, meditate or pray around the issue of environmental destruction and climate.
  • Host a divestment dinner and collectively write to your asset managers and banks to put pressure on them to stop financing climate breakdown from the burning of coal, oil and gas

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