The Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) has changed its name to Nature Connect.
The non-profit organisation’s CEO, Dr Anthony Roberts, says the name was changed because they are seeking nationwide relevance.
The new brand was launched online on Wednesday September 15 with a video showing the organisation’s past achievements and plans for the future.
The organisation was founded in 2001 as the Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Programme, becoming the CTEET in 2006. It has built partnerships with the City of Cape Town and drawn on donor support from the Table Mountain Fund and the Mapula Trust, says Dr Roberts.
CTEET has focused on a model of “crèche-to-career” and aims to have its “sustainable schools” programme in most South African schools by 2030. The organisation also runs a programme to help youth enter the green economy and a “nature care fund” to finance nature-conservation projects.
“’Changing lives through nature’ is our tag and grounding philosophy, but the idea is not to change what we do but to increase and add to it,” says Dr Roberts.