Going Green! Brother supports environmental conservation in Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Groenkloof Nature Reserve – The team from Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd recently joined forces with the Friends of Groenkloof Nature Reserve (FGNR) to help eradicate alien invasive plants and assist with maintenance and erosion control in the Nature Reserve and surrounding green areas south of Tshwane in order to support the conservation and rehabilitation efforts of the reserve and to promote the sustainable utilisation of the area.

The main objective of the Groenkloof Nature Reserve project is sustain and protect the established plant and wildlife, whilst also facilitating low impact recreational activities such as hiking and cycling trails in the reserve. The FGNR work parties are focused on eradicating invasive plants such as Wattle and Lantana; removing litter and assisting with maintaining pathways and erosion control.

Lead by the Nature Conservation section, work parties offer volunteers the opportunity to get outside and experience nature; to learn a bit about the area and the effect of alien vegetation on our environment; and to be involved in meaningful activities designed to preserve, rehabilitate and improve for future generations.

The main objective of the Groenkloof Nature Reserve project is sustain and protect the established plant and wildlife, whilst also facilitating low impact recreational activities such as hiking and cycling trails in the reserve. The FGNR work parties are focused on eradicating invasive plants such as Wattle and Lantana; removing litter and assisting with maintaining pathways and erosion control.

Lead by the Nature Conservation section, work parties offer volunteers the opportunity to get outside and experience nature; to learn a bit about the area and the effect of alien vegetation on our environment; and to be involved in meaningful activities designed to preserve, rehabilitate and improve for future generations.

No stranger to conservation, Brother International has a long history with global Eco-consciousness through the established Brother Earth division. Brother Earth is focused on protecting the environment and illustrates this commitment through measurable environmental activities worldwide as well as through the development of eco-conscious technologies and products; from packaging design optimisation and low energy standby to coatless surfaces and low-noise belt drives in sewing machines.

Brother International has also taken measures to reduce the energy consumed at manufacturing factories, as well as enhancing the environmental performance of each product so that factories are more eco-friendly creating Brother’s Eco-Factories. “Everyone can make a conscious effort to make our environment a better place. Brother South Africa is also doing its part to contribute to going green! We are proud to be involved in initiatives that encourage conservation and sustainability in support of environment” says Dale de Villiers, marketing manager at Brother South Africa.

Brother International South Africa

Brother is a leader in the development and manufacturing of technologies in the printing, scanning, labeling, sewing and crafting industries for home, SME and Corporate markets. A trusted brand worldwide that believes in the “Customer First” approach in all aspect of our business, Brother has continuously met the varied needs of our customers through our comprehensive range of technology solutions.

Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd is the regional sales office for South Africa and markets a range of products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.  Established in 1970, Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd manages an extensive network of distributors in both domestic and Sub Saharan markets.

Brother’s printing business is committed to the advancement of technologies and “work style innovation” and constantly strives to pioneer new technologies and improve product quality. The different types of technology Brother offers are convenient to use and helps streamline workflow and efficiency in corporate, SME and home environments. For more information about Brother, visit http://www.brother.co.za .

About Brother Earth

Brother always takes responsibility, acts respectfully and tries to make a positive difference. Brother Earth is Brother’s attitude and commitment to play a part in building a society with sustainable development. Help the environment now by giving a click at http://www.brotherearth.com. Brother will contribute to a variety of global environmental protection activities on your behalf. The number of clicks each project receives will determine proportionately how the funds will be allocated.