Environment South Africans are taking up this challenge to help fight climate change

South Africans are taking up this challenge to help fight climate change

Ordinary citizens are planting a hardy indigenous plant as part of the #SpekboomChallenge in a bid to aid the fight against climate change.

Known as South Africa’s “wonder plant”, spekboom can incredibly gobble up between four and 10 tons of carbon per hectare per year.

Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp have pledged to plant one million spekboom by 2025, and are urging South Africans to join the challenge.

Since the farm’s pledge numerous organisations and ordinary citizens have taken up the challenge.

“If we can get 1,000 people to plant 100 plants, that’s 100,000 spekboom shrubs helping us fight global climate change,”   

Boplaas owner Carel Nel told Winelands.co.za

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