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COP17 Activations and tree planting

Greenpop is at COP17 – they have an exhibition stand in the Climate Response Expo in the Forest Olive Hall (apt!) stand 57.

As well as exhibiting, Greenpop is making motions for action. On Sunday 27 November, co-founders Misha Teasdale and Lauren O’Donnell presented a jam-packed workshop at COY7 (Conference of Youth) held at the University of KZN and there was an overwhelming response from the youth, all wanting to do something in Durban – not just talk.

Misha says, “Young people are tired of all the talking and are interested in action.”

Greenpop had planned one planting day while in Durban, but after receiving four pages of email sign ups from young people from all over the world, they have actioned another.

Planting details: 

Saturday 3 Dec – (Volunteer spaces full) Planting trees in a low-cost housing development in Cato Manor, in partnership with the Green Building Council of South Africa and the Botanical Society. The GBCSA has done a green retrofit of these homes and it will be unveiled on Saturday along with a community planting to add the extra green touches and get the community stuck in.

Sunday 4 Dec at 10am – (Everyone is invited!) Planting trees at the Eco Park on the Bluff in Durban in partnership with The Bluff Environmental Society. Come get your hands dirty with young people from all over the world. Volunteers should RSVP to before Friday 2 December and will be sent the directions and details of what to bring. Join us!

Other events at Cop17 that Greenpop is involved with

Jeremy Loops playing in the Botantical Gardens

Jeremy Hewitt, co-founder of Greenpop (Jeremy Loops by night) is playing his awesome tree-loving tunes together with Freshly Ground at the COP17 concert at the Durban Botanical Gardens – it’s going to be awesome!

Time: 6pm, but be there early to get a good spot. Buy tickets at the door or visit

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For more information about Greenpop at COP17 or other enquiries, please contact Lauren on 083 412 8006.


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