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Madiba Day Goodness…

So, you may or may not know that another company I own is centered around Environmentally friendly advertising solutions and guerrilla marketing tactics (if you ever wondered where my Twitter Name came from *ahem*). Guerrillas Gone Green has done a little of this and a little of that over the past year, but nothing in true significance to write home about – unfortunately – although, among the dead-ends and minimal business connections, there has been one blinding light among the flickering little sparkles.

Our Guerrilla-styled “Clean Ups” as it may seemed to gain a massive sense of respect from the community and those that have taken part in previous “Clean Ups” (Check out the Public Albums 1; 2; 3). Lately, we’ve been less than slack with regards to the moving the company forward with additional ideas and reimplementing our existing strategies which somewhat falls solely on my shoulders as Creative Director at the company as nearly all of my efforts have been diverted to my other Start Up – ZAGlamour – which seems to have more of a fighting chance for the future. But then again…these are excuses and I hate excuses.

Moving on…the reason for this Post is to announce the re-emergence of Guerrillas Gone Green “Clean Ups” and what better way to kick it off, than taking 67 minutes out of your day this Sunday (tomorrow) and joining us at “Ground Hero” – see what I did there? – and take part in joining in on the “festivities”. Now, picking up trash might not be your cup-of-tea, you might even be a douchebag enough as to think that picking up rubbish is…“beneath you”…well, that’s your problem, not mine, don’t come, I don’t want duty-filled volunteers there any way – Grrr! Another thing you might be wondering about is why Sunday…and why the hell for 67 minutes…well, you’re clearly not in the loop, because anyone who’s any one knows its Nelson Mandela Day where the entire nation has been encouraged to take 67 minutes out of their day on Sunday and dedicate it to either helping others, the country or the environment – either way – just giving up some of your time to help others is what it’s all about!

Mandela Day…FTW!!!

What is Mandela Day?

  • Mandela Day is an annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual ability to make an imprint and change the world around them.
  • Mandela Day has been created to inspire people from every corner of the world to embrace the values that have embodied Nelson Mandela’s life – democracy; equality; reconciliation; diversity; responsibility; respect and freedom – for these are the values of Nelson Mandela and they are his legacy to the world.
  • Mandela Day aims to showcase the work of the Nelson Mandela charitable organisations (Nelson Mandela Foundation; Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund; Mandela Rhodes Foundation) and raise monies to support their continuing work.
  • By connecting people with ways to act on Nelson Mandela’s values, we aim to empower every individual to make an imprint on the world.
  • The Mandela Day campaign message is simple: Nelson Mandela has given 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. All we are asking is that everyone gives 67 minutes of their time, whether it’s supporting your chosen charity or serving your local community.
  • Mandela Day is a global social movement – an umbrella idea – that does not discriminate, it’s open and lets in and embraces every organization that does good, whilst enabling people to serve their community and improve their lives.
  • The Mandela Day brand icon represents Mr Mandela’s hand and the passing of the torch to each of us and our individual ability to make an imprint on the world.
  • Mandela Day is not a holiday – it is a day for all of us to opt in and show that we can all make an impact.
  • (Taken from the Mandela Day Official website)

So, if you’re keen on getting your hands dirty for Madiba Day, please…by all means come and join us, details are as follows:

Place: Zoo Lake, Emmarentia
Time: 11:00AM – 12:06PM
Meet: Near the Moyo Restaurant Parking Lot
Bring: Clothes that you can possibly get dirty – and gardening gloves if you have…(broken bottles can be nasty!)
Facebook Event
Guerrillas Gone Green Facebook Group

You’re welcome to bring a camera and document it for your blog, local paper or social networks…it’s all good.

Hope to see you there.

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4 comments on “Madiba Day Goodness…

  1. nelson mandela death
    February 25, 2014

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  3. Matt Visser
    July 17, 2010

    Nice post bro, really liking the way the blog is looking as well.

    • Dave
      July 18, 2010

      Thanks Matt, I really appreciate you coming by and commenting!

      I always value your opinion!

      Cheers!

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