Nurture Our World Activations
The Nurture our World (NOW) ethos leads numerous sustainability initiatives with our clients, suppliers and staff. As far as possible, these activities are linked to existing national and global events or initiatives. For more information on our activities, email the CTICC Sustainability Officer.
Diverting from landfill with Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2017: January 2017
The CTICC encourages its clients to be as sustainable as possible during their events. In January, the Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2017 diverted two skips filled with manure and straw from landfill. The manure and straw were transported and recycled at the YWaste Phillipi Composting Site for up-cycling into organic waste and gardening fertilizer.
Investing in Africa Mining Indaba invests in up-cycling waste: February 2017
During the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba conference, the CTICC hired additional skips to up-cycle and donate wood used at the Indaba. Averda, a waste management service provider contracted by the CTICC, transported the wood, which filled three skips, to Tembaletu LSEN (Learners with Special Education Needs) School in Gugulethu, Cape Town, for use at the school. The CTICC also donated doors to the school. Tembaletu sold the doors and some of the wood to raise funds for their school. The school also donated wood to neighbouring Siviwe School of Skills to use in their carpentry classes.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Christine Revell Children’s Home: February 2017
On 17 February, the CTICC visited the Christine Revell Children’s Home to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the children and staff of the home. We surprised the children and staff with cupcakes and treats.
The CTICC donates crockery to local community organisations: February 2017
In February, the CTICC donated various items of crockery and other goods to The Haven Night Shelter (Napier Street), Tembaletu LSEN (Learners with Special Education Needs), Eziko Cooking and Catering School and the Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills. The Haven Night Shelter utilized the crockery at their shelter to help feed homeless men and women, and Tembalethu used the items at its feeding scheme. Eziko is a catering organisation and used the crockery in their daily operations, and the Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills used the crockery in their cooking classes.
Donations of equipment to primary and high schools: February 2017
The CTICC’s ICT, maintenance and marketing departments donated IT equipment, books, floorboards, doors and unused bins to 11 primary and high schools in and around Cape Town including Arcadia Primary School, Mitchell’s Plain Primary School, Lotus River Primary School, Crestway High School and Chatsworth Primary School.
National Water Week & World Water Day: March 2017
The CTICC participated in National Water Week (20 to 26 March) and World Water Day (22 March) by supporting the international #BLUE4WATER campagin. A PR and social media campaign on the centre’s water saving initiatives supported the campaign.