GLFx Cape Town Chapter Event | Eden Festival of Action 2021

After such a long time apart, the coming together of like-minded active citizens with the common goal of restoring land (and self) was spectacular.

The Greenpop Eden Festival of Action 2021 saw hands getting dirty in practical ecosystem restoration work, coupled with expansive conversations that left participants inspired to take action.

We made real impact:

  • 140 activists, team, facilitators and guest speakers came together to dream, discuss and make change happen!
  • 1000 trees were planted
  • 3300 plant-based meals were served
  • 100+m2 Alien vegetation was cleared by hand
  • 2 collaborative environmental murals were painted by volunteers and artists Wayne Beukes and Mernette Swartz in collaboration with Baz-Art.
  • 10,000m2 was surveyed and cleaned in a beach clean-up focusing on nurdles and micro plastics in collaboration with CapeNatureNature's Valley Trust, and Save a fishie.
  • 25 sponsored participants joined the event from around South Africa
  • 45 talks, workshops, and activities were hosted by some amazing experts

The blossoming nature of spring in the Tsitsikamma National Forest, the picturesque beaches of Nature’s Valley, and the celebratory nights of dance and music glued the event together seamlessly.

Participants left energised to take action; be it by allocating more time to ecosystem restoration projects like tree-planting, beach clean-ups or wetland conservation; by studying further the topics they felt particularly stimulated by such as biomimicry, regenerative agriculture, or mycology; or by simply reducing their consumption of single-use plastics or meat.

We are a part of a growing, global, green movement. In line with the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, we aim to create a new culture of restoration, and collectively we can make a difference.

Thank you to all of the participants, facilitators, partners and team in co-creating this remarkable event!

Join us for the next one, pre-register for the Greenpop Eden Festival of Action 2022 today -> bit.ly/Eden2022PreReg

Photos by Juliette Bisset Photography.

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