“We can’t live without water!”

This was one of the messages the Mpophomeni Enviro-club kids decided to use to connect their dot to the rest of the planet. Mpophomeni Township is situated in a wetland area in the uMngeni River Catchment, a catchment that supplies water to over 4million people. Climate change affects rainfall distribution patterns and increases evaporation rates, which in turn affects the functioning of the wetlands that clean and regulate our water supply. South Africa is a water-vulnerable country, and already some regions are experiencing water shortages.

This group of kids have been actively learning about and taking action
against Climate Change for three years now, they have made their own
educational movie about the local effects of climate change, and have
participated in 10/10/10 and the Moving Planet Day. Follow their progress
at mmaep.co.za