As Southern Sun strives to responsibly manage its environmental impact, the group’s commitment was highlighted on this year’s World Environment Day through a collaborative community project with its partner, the Miss Earth South Africa Leadership Development Programme. Together with Wild Route Trees and GebCo 3Sixty compost, they embarked on a tree-planting initiative and community clean-up at Matiwane Combined School in Orange Farm, promoting environmental stewardship.
In line with the United Nations Environment Programme’s theme for this year, #BeatPlasticPollution, Miss Earth South Africa emphasized the importance of individual responsibility in combating plastic pollution. The organization stressed the need for individuals to take accountability for their own waste generation and advocated for reuse and recycling as crucial solutions.
Ella Bella Leite, Director of Miss Earth South Africa, underlined the urgency of finding sustainable solutions to plastic waste in our environment and oceans. “Putting an end to plastic pollution requires the participation of every individual. Together, we can make a difference #ForPeopleForPlanet,” Leite stated. The leadership program collaborates with like-minded partners, such as Southern Sun, to support and promote efforts aimed at addressing this critical issue.