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Douglas George Murray Trust (DGMT)

The D G Murray Trust (DGMT) is a Public Benefit Organisation that contributes to development processes through initiating, supporting and undertaking programmes and projects that create an enabling environment in which South Africans are able to fulfill their potential, human needs and aspirations. This is done in an ethical manner through working with service providers and development agencies involved in educational, social development and related philanthropic activities.

They also support a conservation and environment programme, currently implemented by the Climate Action Partnership among others.


The Douglas George Murray Trust's Conservation and the Environment Programme Objectives and Envisaged Impacts:


1. Objectives:

- Environmental education and awareness at all levels around issues such as recycling, protection of species, rehabilitation of the environment, fuel utilisation, littering, and so on;

-The promotion of integrated sustainable livelihoods programmes such as tree planting
and cultivation, food gardens, good farming methodologies, eco-tourism and so on;

-Experiential wilderness programmes to address leadership and personal development; and

-Cleaning up the environment for better and healthier living conditions.


2. Envisaged impact:

- An increased awareness by South Africans of the importance of the environment and how it impacts on each personís life;

- Better knowledge of how to protect the environment while gaining sustainable livelihoods from it;

- Young people who have respect for wilderness areas and the necessity for the protection of these areas for the health of society; and

-A cleaner country.



Click the image to enlarge: Douglas George Murray, a civil engineer, was the son of, and successor to John Murray (above), the founder of the Cape-based construction company, Murray and Stewart which John established in 1902 .
Douglas George Murray, a civil engineer, was the son of, and successor to John Murray (above), the founder of the Cape-based construction company, Murray and Stewart which John established in 1902 .
Posted: 8/12/2010 (10:47:00 AM)

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