Learners urged to be environmental conscious

An uranium mine in partnership with the Arandis Town Council and Wesbank Transport facilitated the planting of 60 trees at three schools in Arandis.
Rössing Uranium has been taking part in World Environment Day celebrations over the past years in order to promote environmental awareness and showcase the love of the mining company towards the environment.

This year the uranium mining giant donated 10 watering cans to schools in Arandis to assist with maintaining the 60 trees donated and planted recently on World Environment Day.

Rössing Uranium’s Environment Specialist Stefaans Gaeseb said, the areas in the schools where the trees are planted were identified to assist, reduce and slow the impact of strong winds that may damage properties and cause soil erosion. "Planting trees also help with oxygen circulation in the atmosphere."

Gaeseb explained that one of the simplest things to do to help protect planted earth is by planting trees. "Trees provide food and oxygen, they help save energy, clean the air and help combat climate change. World Environmental Day serves as a reminder to all that our world is fragile, that we need to do better collectively. It is a steady reminder that planet earth is all we got, so it is for us to take care of our environment.’’

The regional councillor for the Arandis constituency Benitha Imbamba emphasised the importance of preserving the environment and planting trees. “This is indeed a good gesture by the sponsor to donate trees, as they will serve as shade and wind breakers during sunny and windy days.’’