Nashua Mobile beautifies Riverlea school with trees
Nashua Mobile is set to plant over 550 trees in Riverlea, Soweto, near Soccer City, as part of their drive to green and beautify South Africa and also to improve quality of life in communities where it does business. These trees will be planted through the Food & Trees for Africa’s Trees for Homes programme for 550 residents of this new settlement.
Boxing champ Baby Jake Matlala will be in attendance alongside members of the community to celebrate the symbolic planting of the first tree on Friday, 9 July 2010, at Wilhemina Hoskins Primary School. These trees will contribute to leaving a greener legacy for residents in this area near to the now famous stadium.
To date, this initiative has converted 6 6217 subscribers to electronic billing and raised R 662 170 for FTFA, helping this organisation to plant 4,668 trees, with plans for another 2,400 trees to be planted over the next 3 months.
Says Tim Walter, General Manager for Product and Marketing at Nashua Mobile: "Planting trees is important both for environmental sustainability and for improving the quality of human life. Nashua Mobile is committed to reducing our carbon emissions and to greening and beautifying South Africa because we see it as a way to help both the planet and people in the communities where we do business."
Says FTFA's Jeunesse Park: "During a crucial time when climate change threatens our quality of life, initiatives such as Nashua Mobile's drive to green and encourage climate change and environmental awareness through converting subscribers to e-billing are critical to ensure that we gift leave behind a sustainable planet for future generations."