Woodlands Dairy and COYSA play their unconventional part in preserving the environment

first_imgWoodlands Dairy food group is committed to spreading the message of environmental health. The company recently embarked on a clean-up campaign that invited participants in the creative sector to get their hands dirty. The end result? A clean city and an eye-catching billboard made from recycled material.Woodlands Dairy saw an opportunity to use graphics to demonstrate the impact of littering. As part of their ongoing ‘clean up your hood for good’ campaign, Woodlands Diary (First Choice) partnered with Colours of You South Africa (COYSA), an organisation that seeks to promote both artistic talent and all things South African by bringing people together through art & design, to create this artwork that can be found on the R303 as motorists leave the N2 and enter Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape.A crew of just over 50 people were challenged to clean up this stretch of road (R303 between the N2 and Humansdorp). The cleanup kicked off at the end of October last year, and has been on-going.Tinus Pretorius, Woodlands Dairy/First Choice GM: sales and marketing shared the campaign objective with MarkLives.com: “We wanted to involve local creatives to help us drive awareness about the benefits of cleaning up their neighbourhood. We need to get the public’s attention when it comes to littering, and what better way they to use the rubbish that’s thrown away? It also gives people a taste of the amazing work from the Port Elizabeth arts community.”About Woodlands DairyWoodlands Diary is situated along the South African Garden Route, right in the heart of the Eastern Cape dairy region in Humansdorp. With a team of +-1400 people, they pride themselves in innovative thinking, the speedy development of new products and excellent customer service.Their range includes various cheeses, butter, cream, amasi, custard, flavoured milk and extended shelf life (ESL) fresh milk, UHT Milk, dairy desserts, dessert toppings and ice cream.Additional reporting: Marklives.comlast_img read more

Parliament adopts resolution on Lokpal Bill; India celebrates

first_imgScores of people came out on the roads to express their elation over the victory of activist Anna Hazare, whose three key demands on the Lokpal bill were accepted by Parliament on Saturday.Sporting Anna caps, waving the tricolour and shouting slogans, people were seen heading towards India Gate.Some people were found to be dancing to the tunes of patriotic songs on roads, while some took out car rallies and processions.Many people boarded the metro to reach Ramlila Maidan where Hazare will break his fast 10 a.m. on Sunday. At the venue, people were applauding and singing patriotic songs.Anna Hazare’s home village Ralegan-Siddhi also broke out in celebrations on Saturday after the activist said he will call off his fast as the government had agreed to his three key demands.Villagers ran out of their homes as soon as the news broke out.”Anna is a national hero, he has achieved what many felt was impossible by a hunger strike and a peaceful agitation,” an admiring villager said in front of television cameras.Many people, including women and youths, danced in groups, while the men folk cheered and raised slogans in favour of Hazare. Similar celebrations were seen in Pune, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Thane and other parts of the state.Braving heavy rains, Mumbaikars managed to gather in small groups in temples or public places and flashed the victory sign as Hazare compelled the government to take the first concrete steps for a strong Lokpal bill.Anna Hazare with his associates at Ramlila Maidan”Anna has achieved what the people of the country wanted and he continues to remain safe and healthy,” Andheri businessman Rajeev Jain told IANS.Pooja Pujari, an executive with the five-star Hotel Trident Oberoi, said she was “thrilled by the victory of the people”.advertisement”Many of us had taken out a candle light march supporting Anna’s cause last week. We are happy our individual efforts have succeeded in achieving Anna’s objectives for a strong Lokpal bill,” Pooja told IANS.Praful Vora, the Mumbai coordinator of India Against Corruption, said: “Real parliament is the people, says Annaji. People are supreme and parliament is only an institution to serve them. This has been established again today.”Kiran Gavande, the secretary of Nutan Dabbawala Trust said that he is glad their efforts bore fruit. “We are glad that we supported Annaji by taking a break from providing tiffins for a day, a first in the last 120 years,” he said.”But we are now planning to celebrate by serving our customers with free sweets Monday,” he addedUnion Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh conveyed the “sense of the house”, including in-principle agreement on the three key demands of Anna Hazare on the Lokpal bill, to the activist at Ramlila grounds in New Delhi late on Saturday.Reading out a letter signed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Deshmukh said: “This House agrees, in principle, on the following issues for a strong and effective Lokpal – citizens’ charter, lower bureaucracy to be under Lokpal through an appropriate mechanism, (and) establishment of Lokayuktas in the states.”Soon after, the activist announced that he will break his fast at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Saturday was the 12th day of Anna Hazare’s fast.last_img read more