In celebration of World Environment Day Rössing Uranium partnered with the Arandis Town Council, to clean the outskirts of Arandis townlands and the access road to the mine on Saturday, 5 June 2021 under the theme “‘Ecosystem Restoration’.
Over the years, Rössing Uranium has taken part in this celebration as an opportunity for promoting environmental awareness and to showcase environmental work to communities.
The day serves as a reminder that the earth’s ecosystems are fragile and that communities need to take ownership of their surrounding environments to preserve and protect them.
This is in recognition that ecosystems support all life on Earth, including human life. The 2021 World Environment Day also marked the formal launch of the United Nation Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030 which aims to halt the degradation of Ecosystems, and restore them to achieve global goals.
At Rössing, ecosystems and associated biodiversity are managed through their Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) which aims to prevent, minimise, restore and rehabilitate Rössing’s’ footprint on its surrounding environment and impact on the ecosystem.
“We cannot stress enough that we cannot turn back time, but we can grow trees, green our cities, re-wild our garden and clean up rivers and our communities, said Jacklyn Mwenze, Rössing Uranium’s manager Health, Safety, Environment and Protections Services.