Arbor Week campaign
Total South Africa has been a long standing funder of the National Arbor Week campaign. Our environmental focus area provides a vehicle through which the company carries out its commitment to preserving the natural environment for future generations.
The National Arbor Week Campaign is celebrated every year from 1-7 September. This has been one of the major greening campaigns in the country since 1983.
Total South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries provides an opportunity to make people aware of the importance of planting trees in our daily lives and how they benefit the environment in general. National Arbor week highlights the value of trees and strengthens the awareness about the need to continually plant trees for various purposes and, in particular, indigeneous trees species that are threatened by extinction.
Total South Africa, an active supporter of several environmental campaigns, has thrown its weight behind the National greening strategy, a new comprehensive national environmental initiative through which the government seeks to encourage the planting of one million trees around the country every year.
Our focus on environmental conservation includes a range of urban greening projects that aim to beautify the areas in which our communities live.
The Arbor City Award is a competition that encourages municipalities to green their areas, especially the previously disadvantaged residential settlements. In 2011, the competition was entered by six municipalities countrywide. The first prize of R 250 000 was awarded to Drakenstein Local Municipality and the second prize of R 100 000 went to Lephalale Local Municipality.