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‘Green Christmas’ street parade for uMhlanga to raise awareness about climate change

A “green Christmas” street parade is set to be held in Durban on December 21. Picture: Supplied

A “green Christmas” street parade is set to be held in Durban on December 21. Picture: Supplied

Published Dec 9, 2021


DURBAN - A “green Christmas” street parade will be held in uMhlanga on December 21.

The parade in Durban has been organised by non-profit company Over the Walls Together, a member of the Make Music Alliance based in New York. It said the alliance is 39 years old and serves 1 000 cities in 120 countries, which are all hosting music celebrations on December 21.

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As part of the activities, street parades are being hosted in 33 cities, and Durban has been invited to participate this year.

Over the Walls Together said it had decided to use this opportunity and platform to drive awareness about the impact of climate change. It said that the UN’s 13th Global Goal is to combat climate change.

“The campaign will kick off on 9–21 December with 13 days of give-aways on social media. Santa is making a list of who’s being mean and who’s going green. Tag us if you have been green, let’s hope we can reward you.

“On 21 December at 11am, tourists and residents will be treated to a Rio Carnival type atmosphere, when the floats, dancers, musicians and partners of this initiative take to the streets of uMhlanga. The parade will start on Lagoon Drive, proceeding along Chartwell Drive and then ending off outside The Pearls.”

The organisation said that a host of entertainment will be provided.

“Spectators will enjoy performances by Yashna International, Neo, Envision and South Africa’s King of Entertainment, Rajiv Mothie.”

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The organisation said each individual has to take responsibility for our climate.