“Friends of the Recyclers” Event at COP17 – December 7th

To all individuals, officials, delegates, formal and informal professionals and students interested to participate in mitigating Climate Change during COP 17!

You are invited to the ‘Friends of the Recyclers’ event to be held on  7 December 2011. See the  invite below for details of the venue, dates and times.

The NPO Asiye eTafuleni has been commissioned by eThekwini Municipality through its Imagine Durban Demonstration Fund, a joint initiative between the Municipality and Sustainable Cities International, to implement an Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project with two groups of existing informal recyclers. As part of the Project’s ‘Friends of the Recyclers’ Programme which has been running for 2 years, we invite all individuals interested to participate in mitigating Climate Change during COP 17 to donate paper and cardboard waste to Informal Recyclers.

In the process, you will not only contribute to improving the livelihood of an informal recycler and experience the process, but you will also learn about this valuable livelihood strategy that is a part of the green economy and contributing to a zero-waste environment. There will also be presentations made by Asiye eTafuleni staff and the Recyclers from the streets, where the work happens. In addition, you will be able to view the Priority Zone project which is exhibiting work showcasing Climate Change innovation, including their own innovative roof garden.

Asiye eTafuleni staff pictured with some of the Inner-City Informal Cardboard Recyclers (Photo courtesy of Thomas Ferreira)

Please RSVP to Tasmi Quazi on tasmi@aet.org.za or by calling 031 309 3880, and feel free to spread the word.

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