Nedbank boosts green projects

Nedbank boosts green projects

MORE than 25 environmental projects have benefited from Nedbank’s Go Green Fund since 2001, says the Chairperson of the fund.

Dr Peter Tarr, who is also the Director of the Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment (SAIEA), said the Go Green Fund was the first private-sector fund for environmental grants in Namibia. The Go Green Fund started with N$50 000 in 2001 but to date, over N$1 million has been pledged.”Having grown rapidly from a small beginning, the Go Green Fund aims to further strengthen relationships with core partners and to introduce the fund to new partners,” Tarr said at a recent awards ceremony in the capital.Eight projects were rewarded for their work towards a sustainable future.These are Edu Venture (N$40 000), Eco Awards (N$50 000), the Behavioural Ecology of the Greater Kudu Project (N$52 370), the Namib Desert Environmental Educational Centre (N$54 600), the Coastal Environmental Trust of Namibia (N$50 000), the Shadow Hunter Project (N$26 000), the Brown Hyena Research Project (N$83 000) and the Predator Conservation Trust (N$138 000).Environment and Tourism Minister Willem Konjore said his Ministry fully supported NedBank’s Go Green Fund.He said such programmes not only contributed to environmental protection, but also to poverty reduction.The Go Green Fund started with N$50 000 in 2001 but to date, over N$1 million has been pledged.”Having grown rapidly from a small beginning, the Go Green Fund aims to further strengthen relationships with core partners and to introduce the fund to new partners,” Tarr said at a recent awards ceremony in the capital.Eight projects were rewarded for their work towards a sustainable future.These are Edu Venture (N$40 000), Eco Awards (N$50 000), the Behavioural Ecology of the Greater Kudu Project (N$52 370), the Namib Desert Environmental Educational Centre (N$54 600), the Coastal Environmental Trust of Namibia (N$50 000), the Shadow Hunter Project (N$26 000), the Brown Hyena Research Project (N$83 000) and the Predator Conservation Trust (N$138 000).Environment and Tourism Minister Willem Konjore said his Ministry fully supported NedBank’s Go Green Fund.He said such programmes not only contributed to environmental protection, but also to poverty reduction.

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