SMALL STEPS, BIG IMPACT
Bongani Mnisi, head of conservation and manager of environmental planning and sustainability of the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency, says that Earth Day (22 April) was the perfect opportunity for South Africans to recommit themselves to protecting the natural environment.
Mnisis is a renowned conservationist, who has been passionate about the environment his entire life. He studied nature conservation and obtained a Masters degree in botany. He currently works in Cape Town and is driven to create environmental spaces that encourage everyone in the community to enjoy them. “Earth Day highlights that a good quality of life is underpinned by a healthy environment; even small actions can have a big impact, whether it’s planting a tree, cultivating a vegetable garden or cycling to work – every bit counts,” he states.
He is also committed to being a conscious consumer by wearing work apparel that is kind to the environment. Sweet-Orr is made from 100% cotton and is biodegradable.