Drinking bottled water has become commonplace these days. But there really is no need for it and it’s terrible for the environment. Learn more about the negative effects of bottled water in this post (including a cool video) and pledge to stop drinking it.
Category: Saving the world
MySchool raises millions of Rands for its causes each month. In fact, over the last year it raised over R70m for a range of schools, charities and conservation organisations. But where does all the money go? Here are some examples of organisations that receive donations from MySchool, and the amount they receive, which is used for the running of the organisation and the positive activities in which they engage.
What started in 1997 as a sustainable way for parents to raise money for schools, has grown to become one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. Cardholders have a portion of their spend donated by the retailer whenever they swipe their MySchool card. The card is free and the donations cost the cardholder nothing, and now there is a new partner, online shopping site, Loot.co.za.
Woolworths’ latest sustainability initiative is Earthcred, an attempt to motivate people to make the correct buying decisions by ‘gamifying’ it. We’re giving away a R1,500 Woolies voucher and you can stand a chance to win it by signing up and playing Earthcred.
Follow through and follow up. Those two very important concepts form the theme of this report on my most recent visit to Chapel Street Primary School in District 6 for the Harvest Table lunch....
I was invited to join the staff from MySchool & the team from See Saw Do to help with the painting of a mural at Chapel Street Primary School.
MySchool invited me to assist with the planting of a food garden at Chapel Street Primary School in District 6. The project is a collaboration between the school, Woolworths Financial Services (WFS), Partners for Possibility and Urban Harvest.
MySchool will donate an extra Rand for every swipe of the MySchool card at any partner, from the 13th to the 16th. This is in addition to the usual donation to the charity partner you originally selected.
If you want to pick a fight with me, just tell me we need genetically modified food in order to feed the world’s growing population. It won’t take more than a few seconds before I am ranting and raving. There is more than enough food to feed the world, but people still go hungry. That’s because the problem is not food supply, it’s economics.
We want the free-range meat and the organic veg and the pastured dairy and what not, but we don’t want to be inconvenienced. We want Woolworths to sort it out for us. We want to be able to live the way we live, and have someone clean up after us. In other words, we want to consume as much as we consume and not have to feel bad.