The Free State Provincial Government has set out on another first, this time with a Climate Change Awareness Campaign which has already kicked off in schools and communities in the Bloemfontein and surrounding areas. According to Kgotso Tau, spokesperson of the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea)
According to Khotso Tau, spokesperson of Destea, this campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of climate change, how communities can get involved to reduce the carbon footprint in the province and finding sustainable ways to reduce waste and various forms of pollution.
Tau also adds that many schools in the province were involved with the campaign roll-out as it is predominantly aimed at using younger generations informing their elders of the dangers of climate change and the impact it has on the world around us.
He says the schools provided innovative ways to inform the community, one of which was a comic strip which serves to depict different scenarios that reflect the lives of people who are oblivious to how their actions contribute to climate change.
He also adds that in due course, though the dates are unclear, the said department will reward the most innovative schools and students for their contributions to this campaign.
Members of the public are encouraged to be on the lookout for informational posters on climate change on social media, in public buildings, publications and other areas of public interest.