Miles of Smiles organisation plants trees with Vision Tactical

Killarney Rosebank Gazette

MELROSE – One of the organisers emphasised that waste management doesn’t make the agenda until it reaches a crisis level.

Vision Tactical’s enviro-initiative joined forces with the Miles of Smiles organisation to plant ‘evertrees’ at the James and Ethel Grey Park in Melrose, Johannesburg yesterday, 29 September.

According to a statement from Mohamed Ameen Dabhelia from the communications office of private security company, Vision Tactical, planting trees is important as they improve life and fulfil the essential needs of those who depend on the environment. Moreover, trees support life by providing habitat to different species of animals.

“The initiative also aimed to raise awareness about sustainable ways to dispose of waste created at home,” Dabhelia added.

A number of trees were planted by local residents yesterday Photo:@VTacGreenTeam Twitter

One of the organisers, Zaheera Sibda Laher said that most people don’t think too much about the waste they produce every day. “There is an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude towards garbage as soon as it reaches the garbage bin. At the community level, a similar attitude is found. Waste management is an issue that doesn’t make the agenda until it reaches a crisis level,” said Laher.

Laher added that with the way things are going, communities will suddenly find it has too much garbage and seemingly nowhere to put it.

“Of course, the waste industry tells us that there always will be someplace to put it, but the solution is that we need to produce less garbage.”

Laher affirmed that the community needs to implement public space recycling programs which will help boost recycling rates and the recycling industry.

One Man’s Trash Is Our Environments Treasure

Private Security Company Vision Tactical’s “Green Team” has launched its latest environmentally conscious campaign in Houghton and surrounding areas – “Brewing Change”.

In an effort to reduce waste and pollution, the Green Team has been involved in various clean-up campaigns, inspiring the call to restore our local environment to its cleanest and aesthetically appealing state.

In its latest approach, the Green Team will collect ground coffee from shops once its discarded, transforming it in to a rich fertilizer for our local environment where it will be used in Houghton, Norwood and Killarney and surrounding areas.

Director of Vision Tactical, Yaseen Theba says that by recycling, reusing and reducing the amount of municipal waste we have, we are helping to build a more sustainable future for our children and grandchildren, and this latest campaign is proof of what is possible, it’s a ‘win-win’

“We only have a limited amount of natural resources on this planet and a limited capacity to process waste, so it’s important to do our part each day toward a better future.”

Green Team Encourages Residents To Use Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer In Gardens

Theba adds that coffee grounds as a fertilizer has been scientifically proven to help nourish the soil and promote the healthy and fast growth of plants.

Coffee grounds may be a waste product of coffee brewing, but they still contain beneficial minerals your plants will love.

Following research and consultations with environmental experts, analysis shows that coffee grounds include magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and is loved by worms because of the acidity.

Collecting And Storing Used Coffee Grounds

The Green Team will collect the coffee grounds from coffee spots in the community at no charge and will store it before they can be used as fertilizers in public recreational areas such as parks.

  • Shell Glenhove – Vida E Caffe
  • Caltex Oaklands – Seattle Coffee Co.

Shops who wish to discard their ground used coffee in a sustainable manner can contact Anees on 074 786 8866 to arrange!

The Vision Tactical Green Team – ‘Brewing’ Change

VTAC Green Team Assist The Miles of Smiles Organisation Plant ‘Evertrees’ in Melrose

Vision Tactical Green Team – 

Private Security Company Vision Tactical’s enviro-initiative joined forces with the Miles of Smiles Organisation to plant ‘evertrees’ at the James and Ethel Grey Park in Melrose, Johannesburg on Sunday.

Plantations of trees is important as they improve the life and fulfill essential needs of those who depend on the environment.

Moreover, trees support life by providing habitat to different species of animals.

The initiative also aimed to raise awareness about sustainable ways to dispose waste created at home.

One of the organisers, Zaheera Sibda Laher says that most people don’t think too much about the garbage they produce every day.

“There is an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude towards garbage as soon as it reaches the garbage bin. At the community level, a similar attitude is found. Waste management is an issue that doesn’t make the agenda until it reaches a crisis level.”

Laher adds that with the way things are going, community’s will suddenly find it has too much garbage and seemingly nowhere to put it.

“Of course, the waste industry tell us that there always will be some place to put it, but the solution is that we need to produce less garbage.”

Laher affirmed that the community needs to implement public space recycling programs which will help boost recycling rates and the recycling industry.


Media Enquiries:

Mohamed Ameen Dabhelia – 074 772 333 3 / 083 228 2232

Email: comms@visiontactical.co.za

 

 

 

Vision Tactical Green Team collects over 10 000 bags of rubbish across Houghton, Killarney and Norwood

HOUGHTON – The Green Team has met with success, cleaning up areas including Houghton, Killarney and Norwood.

March 30, 2019

The Vision Tactical Green Team has collected more than 10 000 bags of rubbish and rubble across Houghton, Killarney, Norwood and surrounding areas since the launch of their project in January this year.

The community care initiative began in response to complaints of illegal dumping from the community.

Director of Vision Tactical Yaseen Theba said, “Bringing in a team of passionate individuals to clean up and strive towards litter free surroundings, the operation has created job opportunities for the unemployed and also provides these individuals with a sustainable source of income.”

The Green Team currently employs six full-time members and intends to expand this month to employ another three members and take on a second vehicle to expand their reach.

The Green Team wishes to thank Freeway Toyota, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, ER24, Al’s Hardware, the Lower Houghton Residents Association and the Killarney Residents Association for their collaboration and support of the project.

Killarney Rosebank Gazette

SIX THOUSAND BAGS DUMPED SINCE THE START OF VISION TACTICAL GREEN TEAM.

MEDIA STATEMENT

Saturday 2 March 2019

SIX THOUSAND BAGS DUMPED SINCE THE START OF VISION TACTICAL GREEN TEAM.

Since the launch of the Vision Tactical Green Team on the 15th of January 2019, six thousand bags of litter have been dumped. 

We are satisfied that we are doing our bit to give back to the community by helping to not only keep our suburbs safe, but also contribute towards a cleaner litter free environment and create job opportunities for the unemployed, said Yaseen Theba – director of Vision Tactical. 

Local residents contributed to this by not only volunteering their time, but also being proactive in helping the Green Team identify areas that need attention. 

The Green Team initiative has been put into motion as a result of an incredible collaboration with the Freeway Group, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, ER24, Shell, Lower Houghton Residents Association, Lahers & AL’s Hardware. 

“We appreciate the partnerships and support from the companies and organisations that realise that they have a share in the responsibility to reduce litter, added Theba.

As part of the Green Team initiative, Vision Tactical is analysing sources of street litter and mapping the areas. This is helping to focus outreach efforts and volunteer events where the Green Team will have the most effect. 

ENDS

Enquiries:

Yaseen Theba

Cell 064 400 0000

yaseen@visiontactical.co.za

#GreenTeam #KeeepingItClean 

www.greenteam.co.za

Report: What are YOU doing to clean-up YOUR community?


 

 

Vision Tactical cleans up the neighbourhood

HOUGHTON – Local security company enhances their green footprint by launching a clean-up campaign.

Rosebank Killarney Gazette – 17th January 2019

Members of the Green Team Wallington Chisale, Brandon Kamsela, directors of Vision Tactical Yaseen Theba and Feroz Essay, and Abdulla Nazeel get ready to clean up the neighbourhood.

Following a number of calls from the public complaining about illegal dumping across the Houghton area, Vision Tactical security service launched their Green Team initiative.

The Green Team has employed four full-time workers to clean up the areas of Houghton, Killarney, Norwood and surrounding areas.

With the aim to build an unpolluted and safe environment while driving sustainable change, the Green Team hopes to increase their visibility in the area to drive environmental awareness.

Director of Vision Tactical Yaseen Theba said, “While we may not have a solution to stop illegal dumping, we felt that it’s our responsibility to assist the municipality with initiatives like this so that we can keep our public spaces clean.”

Theba said that the team, who wears green overalls, is equipped with sufficient tools and gear to clean up the area.

“We encourage our clients, the community and businesses in the area to support and volunteer towards the initiative. We believe it’s a win-win for everyone to be involved,” said Theba.

They wish to thank Freeway Toyota, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, ER24, AL’s Hardware and many other partners for their collaboration and support. The Green Team is associated with the Lower Houghton Residents Association and the Killarney Residents Association. They have also received the support of Ward 73 Councillor Eleanor Huggett and director of Region E Liziwe Ntshinga-Makoro.