The Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane , Randall Williams, joined the youth in Tshwane to plant 120 Spekboom as part of the World Environment Day commemoration in Salvokop.
World Environment Day is celebrated each year on the 5 June as a principal vehicle by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
“The messages associated with World Environment Day speak directly to the core goals of our very own Tswelopele campaign which are to drive partnerships with communities and encourage volunteerism in protecting and restoring the environment and shared spaces,” said Williams.
“The theme for this year is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ and together with our stakeholders we planted 120 Spekboom to support of this theme.”
Williams said that June is dedicated to the youth in our country, and he is extremely proud of the initiative taken by the Salvokop Youth Desk Forum in hosting the weekend clean-up campaign in their community.
“This group is made up of young people that have grown up in Salvokop and volunteer their time to plan and execute activities for the upliftment of their community whether it be social, cultural, or environment,” said Williams.
Williams said it was also encouraging to see other residents joining the campaign working with their stakeholders.