Community Development | 05 Jun 2019 | By Sun International
Time Square plants trees to mark World Environment Day
Brett Hoppe (Time Square’s General Manager) and Mduduzi Madonsela (SED Officer: Sustainability) get digging at Mamelodi East Pre-Vocational School.
Time Square in Menlyn Maine joined the rest of the world to honour World Environment Day on 5 June 2019. Employees rolled up their sleeves to plant trees at Mamelodi East Pre-Vocational School and at The Glen High.
“With the theme for this year’s World Environment Day being ‘Air Pollution’, we felt it fitting to plant indigenous trees at two local schools. Trees benefit the environment in many ways. Specifically, they absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen." Brett Hoppé.
World Environment Day is a United Nations’ global event which started in 1972 and is celebrated by thousands of communities worldwide. World Environment Day 2019 urges governments, industries, communities and individuals to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality worldwide.
Dust masks will be distributed to all Sun International units to raise awareness amongst employees and encourage them to help create a less polluted, more sustainable world for our future generations. Naartjie trees were also planted by employees from Carnival City at Tsakane schools adopted by the Corporate Social Investment department.
Employees from Time Square at The Glen High. From left to right are Brett Hoppe (Time Square’s General Manager), Avon Welmans (SHE Manager), Mduduzi Madonsela (SED Officer: Sustainability), Tati Tsunke (HR Manager) Simon Tselapedi (SHE Officer) and Dorothy Tswai (Operations Duty Manager).