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FNB Global United Climate Kick returns

Harald Hecht, Chairman of Global United, Clara Bohitile, trustee of FNB Foundation, Ian Leyenaar, CEO of FNB Namibia and Dixon Norval, Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications at the bank.

Harald Hecht, Chairman of Global United, Clara Bohitile, trustee of FNB Foundation, Ian Leyenaar, CEO of FNB Namibia and Dixon Norval, Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications at the bank.

FNB Namibia unveiled its N$350,000 contribution towards this year’s FNB Global United Climate Kick where yet again international soccer legends will grace the event, during the launch in Windhoek this week. This year Namibia’s two deserts are the main focus areas and include a visit of the Namib Desert as well as Sossusvlei and the Kalahari Desert and ultimately Mariental, where activities regarding use of renewable energies, recycling, energy saving measures and other initiatives will be put on the map. Other partners involved in this year’s campaign include Nampower, Gondwana Collection, Sense of Africa, Mariental Municipality and South African Airways.

The international soccer legends will be in Namibia again between 28 March and 5 April 2014 to support the project and to encourage Namibians to use resources wisely. In his address Ian Leyenaar, CEO of FNB Namibia said that FNB Namibia – as part of the FNB Global United Climate Kick had made a concerted effort over the past three years to educate fellow Namibians about recycling through the ‘Waste not, want not” campaign and donated 16 recycling stations to the value of N$100,000 to various schools in Windhoek and the coast while also conducting more activities such as tree planting, clean up campaigns and educational talks at schools and businesses. In 2014 the organising committee of volunteers, found it appropriate to add a new call of action to each Namibian that says “Let’s use our resources wisely.” While we still concentrate on recycling and waste management, we add the resources this year and emphasise the fact that we need to save and respect these by reducing, recycling and reusing it.” Harald Hecht, Chairman of Global United Namibia at the media conference said that Global United was particularly proud to be associated with their title sponsor First National Bank of Namibia for the third year in succession in presenting the Climate Kick. “The objective of the FNB Global United Climate Kick initiative is to bring about a greater understanding of the impact of climate change on our environment and also the importance of environmental education and awareness in general.”

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