‘We Go Green Campaign’ now on!
Re-use, re-cycle and re-purpose.
Go Green, re-use, re-cycle and re-purpose and help make our environment a better place! For the duration of April, Quagga Shopping Centre, Tramshed
and Wonderpark ShoppingCentre will be reinforcing this message by headlining the ‘We Go Green’ campaign, an initiative to get customers and communities to adopt eco-friendly practices and commit to a greener and cleaner lifestyle.
Visit any of the three centres to be part of an exciting drive aimed at raising awareness around the benefits of green practices and the role you can play in making a difference. The campaign kicked off on March 23at Tramshed and launched at Quagga Shopping Centre and Wonderpark Shopping Centre on March 24 and will run until April 30; all three centres fall under Emira Property Fund, which has underlined
its green credentials by installing eco-friendly systems at the centres.
Initiatives spearheading the ‘We Go Green’ campaign at the centres include a water harvesting system to use rain water and reduce municipal consumption at Tramshed and Quagga Centre’s continued use of LED lights and the on-site recycling of the centre’s waste; the two centres are running the campaign in conjunction with Mpact, the leaders in recycling and sustainable solutions.
Quagga Centre and Tramshed invite schools and communities to come on board the ‘We Go Green’ campaign, with learners, teachers/ members of staff and schools set to win amazing prices for reaching set targets in the ‘We Go Green’ recycling campaign portion run in conjunction with Mpact.
At Tramshed and Quagga, the campaign kicked off with entertainment from Chilli bite Entertainment, a three-piece dance troupe from Pretoria, wowing customers with their well-choreographed dance moves, in a message to save the planet. There were also great giveaways such as green bags and stationery. Also there was Mpact mascot Ronnie Recycler who milled around and in so doing helped conscientise visitors on the need to recycle, by his mere presence.
The Mpact campaign that has now roped in Quagga Centre and Tramshed is longer running; it started in February and will last
until September. The school-centred programme challenges learners to take all their recyclable material to school in a Green Bag, in
pursuit of a target of 10 tonnes of collected recyclable waste.
- The schools that make the target of 10000 tonnes get a R10 000 cashprize.
- The school’s Green Ambassador, that is, the teacher or member of staff co-ordinating the successful campaign, receives a cash prize of R10000
- The Green Student, who collects the most material, also wins R10 000
- Mpact will also be paying participating schools a monthly stipend in support of their ‘We Go Green’ efforts
Wonderpark Shopping Centre
Wonderpark Shopping Centre meanwhile joined hands with Waste Group, City of Tshwane and The Glass Recycling Company, which all exhibited, educated and promoted customers on ways they could recycle effectively, on launch day, March 24. The ‘We Go Green’ campaign roster included a performance by Da Beat, arts and crafts activities by kids using recycled items, the giving away of 10 shopping vouchers from tenants in the centre and the decorating of a display at the food court area with recycled items.
Atteridgeville school gets a ‘We Go Green’ headstart
Quagga Shopping Centre and Tramshed renewed their CSI partnership with Sefako Mapogo Makgatho School in Atteridgeville by sponsoring a tree-planting event. Centre management donated stationary on the day and joined staff members, learners and representatives from Broll Property, in planting two Olive Wild trees.
Sefako Mapogo Makgatho School has just over 1100 learners, of whom around 75 percent are from informal
settlements. It has a well-run feeding scheme and is very supportive of most of its underprivileged learners.
Quagga and Tramshed ‘We Go Green’ campaign competition
Collect more than 100 plastic bottle caps for recycling and you could win a laptop! Remember the competition runs until April 30. To start collecting, get your cap collection chart from Quagga Centre management. Winners will be contacted by telephone.