Greening the WSSD is the first attempt to reduce the environmental impacts of a major UN Summit on the host city .  In this case, the people of Johannesburg. By working with them, we aim to protect, conserve and improve the city's environment and natural resources........ leaving a legacy for the future.
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Take the tour to Alex
Take the tour to Banareng
Take the tour to Rietvlei
Take the tour to Soweto
City of Joburg Green Tours

 

Take the tour to Alex.

Day Tour Name: ALEXANDRA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOUR
(9AM -1PM & 12.30PM - 4.30PM)
Code: Morning- AACAGP
Code: Afternoon- AACPGP

Itinerary

This half-day tour departs daily from 26 August to 4 September taking 12 delegates at a time. Not far from the Summit, is one of the oldest, poorest and most densely populated areas of Johannesburg: Alexandra. Here you'll find overcrowded shacks, run down hostels - and newly built houses with beautiful gardens. On your tour you will see one of government's largest, multi-faceted, integrated urban renewal projects that entails poverty alleviation, environmental renewal and economic development. You'll stop at the Gateway where you'll view displays and photographic exhibitions on Alex and experience a unique craft and curio market. Look at the site where the indigenous forest is being planted and arrange for a tree to be planted in your name. You may have a taste of Alex cuisine before you sign the visitors' book and drive to visit the house Nelson Mandela lived in for 3 years. The tour then takes in the Catholic Church, the Pan Africa commercial hub, the Iputheng cluster of four schools, the cleared Jukskei River, and finally the award-winning garden at River Park. Come to Alex to see ordinary people's efforts to improve their lives and implement UN environmental agreements.

Price

Free for official delegates attended the WSSD, the Civil Society, Local Government and Business Forums. Booking is essential. Please indicate on your registration that you are a delegate. A donation towards the indigenous forest through buying a tree can be made on site.

Included
A unique experience of sustainable development in action. Travel, experienced guides from Alex, a snack & the opportunity to buy African crafts & cuisine.

Excluded
Items of a personal nature
.
Conditions
Once your booking has been confirmed with you, it is essential that you arrive at the pick up point on the day and time indicated because if you do not, you will negatively impact on the project that has made extensive preparations to host you. In the event that a tour cannot operate due to vis majeure or other supervening impossibility, re-scheduling will be organised if possible. All day tours have been carefully scrutinized and vehicles, drivers and guides accredited, as well as carrying public liability insurance as required by law. USE ONLY ACCREDITED TOURS through our reservation system or Summit travel reservation desks. Be especially wary of unlicensed operators who will offer tours and are unable to show their accreditation, as your safety and peace of mind are greatly at risk. This tour has been organised by the Greening the WSSD that is funded and supported by the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Land Affairs (DACEL); the Global Environmental Facility (GEF); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact
Worldchoice on
011- 463 4300 or
visit their website: www.wssdtravel.com

Take the tour to Banareng

Day Tour Name: BANARENG SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT TOUR
(9AM -1.30PM & 2.00PM - 6.30PM)
Code: Morning- AAAAGP
Code: Afternoon- AAAPGP



Itinerary

This half-day tour runs only six times on 26 - 28 August taking 14 delegates at a time. You will visit the Banareng Primary School in Atteridgeville outside Pretoria, which feeds 670 school children from their organic vegetable garden on their school grounds. Children no longer complain of headaches and dizziness caused by hunger. They have a self-sustaining garden with indigenous plants, roses in the cut-flower section, a rockery developed on old tyres painted by the children, a typical indigenous SA garden and the "Hanging Gardens of Babylon." The gardens are included in the school curriculum and form an interactive educational programme; it teaches pupils about vegetable production, land management, water conservation, alien plants, and recycling. The project demonstrates, too, how to avoid the use of pesticides and is compatible with the objectives of the Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Once a week the children bring grey water from home to water the garden, and plastics for re-cycling. You will also visit an informal settlement where the pupils live. Come to Banareng and be inspired by seeing how planting organic vegetable gardens can make a difference to children's lives and contribute to the implementation of UN environmental agreements.

Price
Free for official delegates attended the WSSD, the Civil Society, Local Government and Business Forums. Booking is essential. Please indicate on your registration that you are a delegate. A donation can be made towards the buying of seeds at the school.

Included
A unique experience of sustainable development in action. Travel, experienced guides, a snack & children's choir.

Excluded

Items of a personal nature.

Conditions
Once your booking has been confirmed with you, it is essential that you arrive at the pick up point on the day and time indicated because if you do not, you will negatively impact on the project that has made extensive preparations to host you. In the event that a tour cannot operate due to vis majeure or other supervening impossibility, re-scheduling will be organised if possible. All day tours have been carefully scrutinized and vehicles, drivers and guides accredited, as well as carrying public liability insurance as required by law. USE ONLY ACCREDITED TOURS through our reservation system or Summit travel reservation desks. Be especially wary of unlicensed operators who will offer tours and are unable to show their accreditation, as your safety and peace of mind are greatly at risk. This tour has been organised by the Greening the WSSD that is funded and supported by the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Land Affairs (DACEL); the Global Environmental Facility (GEF); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Worldchoice on 011- 463 4300 or
visit their website:www.wssdtravel.com

Take the tour to Rietvlei

Day Tour Name: RIETVLEI WETLANDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOUR
(9:00-13:30 or 14:00-18:30)
Code: Morning- ARVAGP
Code: Afternoon- ARVPGP



Itinerary

This half-day tour departs daily from 26 August to 4 September taking 14 delegates at a time. It takes you to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve to view a Working for Wetland model of wetland rehabilitation that is premised on labour intensive methods and capacity building so as to contribute to poverty alleviation. The Reserve is owned and managed by the City of Pretoria/Tshwane containing the Rietvlei Dam that provides 15% of Pretoria's water and Bankenveld grassland that is under threat in the Gauteng region. At Witkoppies in the Southern Peatland area you'll view a gabion in the process of being built. (You can add a stone if you'd like to contribute to the rehabilitation process!) You'll also be able to experience how the smell of sewerage-water dissipates as the wetland does its work. You'll be able to squeeze fresh, clean water from a 7 000 year old piece of peat. The rehabilitation of Rietvlei is important because it a) promotes waste water purification through the natural systems of reeds and peat, b) addresses the control of alien, invasive plant species, c) protects vital habitats associated with the globally important grasslands ecosystems, d) exemplifies innovation in combating land degradation, e) creates wetland awareness and education and f) stems the emission of carbon stored in peat substrate. Come to Rietvlei to see a homegrown model of poverty alleviation through wetland rehabilitation that improves people's lives and implements UN environmental agreements.

Price
Free for official delegates attended the WSSD, the Civil Society, Local Government and Business Forums. Booking is essential. Please indicate on your registration that you are a delegate. A donation towards the Rietvlei wetlands project can be made on site.

Included
A unique experience of sustainable development in action. Travel, guides and wetland project team member experts, a snack & the opportunity to see African wildlife, including rhino and cheetah, as an extra.

Excluded
Items of a personal nature.

Conditions
Once your booking has been confirmed with you, it is essential that you arrive at the pick up point on the day and time indicated because if you do not, you will negatively impact on the project that has made extensive preparations to host you. In the event that a tour cannot operate due to vis majeure or other supervening impossibility, re-scheduling will be organised if possible. All day tours have been carefully scrutinized and vehicles, drivers and guides accredited, as well as carrying public liability insurance as required by law. USE ONLY ACCREDITED TOURS through our reservation system or Summit travel reservation desks. Be especially wary of unlicensed operators who will offer tours and are unable to show their accreditation, as your safety and peace of mind are greatly at risk. This tour has been organised by the Greening the WSSD that is funded and supported by the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Land Affairs (DACEL); the Global Environmental Facility (GEF); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Worldchoice on 011- 463 4300 or
visit their website:www.wssdtravel.com

Take the tour to Soweto.

Day Tour Name: SOWETO ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT TOUR
(9AM - 1PM & 1.00PM - 5.00PM)
Code: Morning- ASTAGP
Code: Afternoon- ASTPGP

Itinerary

This half-day tour departs daily from 26 August to 4 September taking 14 delegates at a time. It gives you the opportunity to experience what residents in this vibrant, culturally rich township situated on the outskirts of Johannesburg are doing to improve the environment they live. Each morning and afternoon tour will visit the Soweto Mountain of Hope (SOMOHO) project that has changed the once dangerous and barren Tshiawelo Koppie into an art, culture and environmental hub for the local community. SOMOHO's working groups include: turning waste into art; catering in traditional South African meals; drumming circles and performances; Children Loving Nature after-school programme; and organic gardening. Each afternoon tour will also visit the Soweto Ecohouse, the first energy-saving house to be built in Soweto. It achieves natural thermal comfort for Johannes Malahlela and his family, thereby reducing energy consumption and the need to burn fossil fuels or consume large amounts electricity. The Ecohouse will also be visit during the morning tours on 31 August and 1 September. On those mornings when Ecohouse is not visited (i.e. 26 to 30 Aug & 2 to 4 Sept) the tour will include a visit to Kliptown and a drive past Winnie Mandela's Squatter Camp and Walter Sisulu Freedom Square. Come to Soweto to see ordinary people's efforts to improve their lives and implement UN environmental agreements.

Price
Free for official delegates attended the WSSD, the Civil Society, Local Government and Business Forums. Booking is essential. Please indicate on your registration that you are a delegate. A donation towards SOMOHO can be made on site.

Included

A unique experience of sustainable development in action. Travel, experienced guides from the community, a meal of African cuisine and a drumming circle.

Excluded

Items of a personal nature.

Conditions

Once your booking has been confirmed with you, it is essential that you arrive at the pick up point on the day and time indicated because if you do not, you will negatively impact on the project that has made extensive preparations to host you. In the event that a tour cannot operate due to vis majeure or other supervening impossibility, re-scheduling will be organised if possible. All day tours have been carefully scrutinized and vehicles, drivers and guides accredited, as well as carrying public liability insurance as required by law. USE ONLY ACCREDITED TOURS through our reservation system or Summit travel reservation desks. Be especially wary of unlicensed operators who will offer tours and are unable to show their accreditation, as your safety and peace of mind are greatly at risk. The tour has been organised by the Greening the WSSD that is funded and supported by the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Land Affairs (DACEL); the Global Environmental Facility (GEF); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

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