Dear WESSA Members
This notice is to advise that, with immediate effect, the EnviroKids magazine will no longer be available as part of our membership options. WESSA National is in the process of conducting research and exploring ways in which EnviroKids may continue in a different format, possibly as a teacher training resource to support the work of their education programmes. Membership will be notified in due course should there be new opportunities for subscription.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will shortly be contacting all members who are subscribed to EnviroKids with more details. If you have recently renewed your membership or signed up as a new member, a full refund can be arranged. Members who have received some of their EnviroKids magazines during the past year may request a part refund in accordance with the balance of magazines outstanding.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The WESSA Membership Team
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World Environment Day 2020 - Webinar
The 5th of June marks World Environment Day 2020 which will be celebrated under the theme Biodiversity #ForNature. WESSA, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme, will flood the digital landscape with conversations, calls to action, empowering videos, exciting activities, and video teach-ins about the vital links between biodiversity and climate change, traditional knowledge, health, food security, and culture.
Only by knowing nature can we sustainably harness its benefits and preserve diversity of life on Earth. Restoring nature is critical for reversing the loss of biodiversity and sustaining a healthy planet. This will only be possible when we start to appreciate how crucial nature is for our own existence and quality of life.
This special day allows us to reflect on our dependence on nature — the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable. Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message. Nature is showing that we as humanity cannot continue as before. It is time to wake up. To take notice. To re-imagine our relationship with nature. It is time to raise our voices to tell the world that we need action now. This World Environment Day, it is time for nature.
We hereby invite you to participate in the World Environment Day 2020 Youth Webinar.
Webinar – 5th of June at 12:00 pm to 14:00 pm
Theme: Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change & Biodiversity Conservation and Land Restoration: From global ambition to local action
World Environment Day will create awareness about the building blocks of Nature and Biodiversity, drive initiatives big and small, give youth a collaborative platform, and demand bold action for people and nature. Our aim is for youth to unite #ForNature and highlighting our relationship with Biodiversity and with Nature.
A call to action to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of the natural world. One million plant and animal species risk extinction largely due to human activities. young people are the future and the decision made now will determine the kind of world you will inherit.
Increasingly, you are making your voices heard with real impact. Young people have a role to play in preventing Biodiversity loss and preserving Nature for our future. If we are to change the course of distraction, we must first LEARN about what we can do, SHARE the knowledge with our communities and when it is safe to do so ACT on the things we can change.
Join us as we LEARN, SHARE AND ACT! Please email Natania.Botha@wessa.co.za to indicate your interest to participate, and we will share the link and password with you accordingly.