Eco guides project
To ensure engaged and active Johannesburg citizens, the department continues to embark on the community based eco guides project. The project targets unemployed youth, women and people with disabilities and involve them to partake in actions around environmental issues and to acquire various skills in order to become community based educators. They become foot soldiers for the department to disseminate environmental information to the public and conduct various environmental awareness initiatives such as:
- Community cleanups
- Schools holiday programmes with learners
- Community workshops and roadshows
- Support schools with environmental curriculum integration.