On Saturday 7 October 2017 , an Environmental Awareness Workshop was held int he Diocese of PE. This was open to all parishes and organisations for the Diocese. The speakers included: Dr Lorien Pichegrue – ALGOA BAY A HOPE SPOT, she showed pictures of the marine wildlife encountered in the bay, and went through a few threats and what people can do to help. Ms Andrea Shirley – ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS A CHALLENGE FOR HUMANITY. & Mr Moki Cekisani – spoke of his project at Ubuntu Environment Co-Opt, and also spoke about scripture all relating to the Environment. Mrs Pumla Koltana (widow of the late Revd Sandla Koltana), employee of the Municipality facilitated the Plan of Action, based on what Organisations and Parishes can start doing to protect the and preserve the land. Light snacks were enjoyed after the session.
The planning for World Environmental Day 2018 has already started, with Dr Phumelele Gama from NMMU, having already confirmed his attendance and presentation. Mr Gary Koekemoer of WESSA has also confirmed his attendance and presentation for the Workshop.
– Mel Awu