Green Corridors receives award for environmental support efforts

THEIR commitment to helping restore rivers and protect waterways have not gone unnoticed.

Durban-based NPO Green Corridors, which cares for green spaces around the City, was awarded The Caroline Reid Award by Plastics SA for its dedication towards protecting the natural environment.

The awards is named after Caroline Reid who was an ocean conservation warrior. She coordinated hundreds of beach and diving clean-ups, was central in the work done with the loss of plastic pellets (nurdles) in the Durban Harbour in 2017 and with her networking skills, increased the awareness of plastic pollution on the KwaZulu-Natal Coastline.

The award was presented to Green Corridors’ Coastal and Waste Management Projects officer Musawenkosi Shange, who works with the NPO’s Green Spaces programme, and Tri-ecotours founder and Green Corridors’ Litterboom coordinator, Siphiwe Rakgabale.

Tri-ecotours founder and Green Corridors’ Litterboom Coordinator, Siphiwe Rakgabale (left) and Green Corridors’ Coastal and Waste Management Projects Officer Musawenkosi Shange receive the Caroline Reid Award from Plastics SA’s Director of Sustainability Douw Steyn, on behalf of Green Corridors for its commitment and dedication to helping restore rivers and for protecting our waterways and natural environment. PHOTO: Supplied

“We would like to thank Plastics SA for this recognition as we continue to carry on the legacy of Caroline Reid,” said Shange.

The work we do is very much in collaboration with a number of partner organisations and stakeholders including Adopt-a-River, WESSA, and Umgeni Estuary Conservancy, DUCT’s Amanzi Eyethu Nobuntu programme, the eThekwini Municipality’s Solid Waste and Parks Department, with support from sponsors such as SAPRIPOL and PETCO,” he said.

Rakgabale said he hoped that the work Green Corridors does in restoring and cleaning riverways helps to create improved natural spaces for people to connect with nature.

“We also hope this will improve the quality of life for people,” said Rakgabale.

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