CTEET Cape Town Environmental Education Trust | Changing Lives Through Nature


Supporting the preservation of Cape Town’s unique and biodiverse natural heritage through education, training and conservation initiatives.

What We Do

Training and Development

Giving hope to Cape Town youth to access jobs in the Green Economy.

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Environmental Education Fund

We conduct high quality low cost outdoor education programmes designed to challenge and change the lives of youth. Learn more about our environmental education campaign: Changing Lives Through Nature.

Nature Care Fund

Supporting and driving conservation initiatives in Cape Town.

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Eco-Logic Awards 2019:
Gold Winner – Eco-Community Award
Silver Winner – Biodiversity Award

SANParks Kudu Awards 2017:
Winner – Corporate Contribution to Conservation (NPO)
Winner – Women in Conservation

SANParks Kudu Awards 2016:
Winner – Corporate Contribution to Conservation (NPO)


Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Award 2017:
Winner – Youth Development


Mail & Guardian Investing in the Future Award 2017:
Finalist – Job Creation & Enterprise Development

Campaign: Changing Lives Through Nature

Children the world over are becoming ever-distanced from nature to the point where it has acquired the term of “Nature Deficit Disorder”.

Furthermore, with a failing education system that sees fewer than 15% of youth attaining results that will gain them an entrance to university and having over 50% of our youth unemployed, destruction of nature is often seen as of little consequence.

We hope to change this view and launched our ‘Changing Lives Through Nature’ campaign in order to help children develop a passion for the natural environment and mechanisms to focus this interest for them to enter a career in the Green Economy.

Learn more how we are changing lives or book a programme with us on our website.



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Environmental Education Fund

Training and Development

2019-03-07 Impact News_Cindy Adams

Working in Nature Conservation is changing my life

Published in Impact News (Atlantis Community Newspaper, 7 March 2019). Written by Cindy Adams, part of the CTEET Nature Conservation (NQF level 2) learnership 2017/2019.

In partnership with the City of Cape Town we launched a skills development…

Nature Care Fund



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