The Plett Environmental Forum is a registered non-profit organization, made up of a group of concerned individuals and environmental organizations. The Forum has actively been involved since 1996.
Our mission is to promote the constitutional rights of our people through the promotion of conservation and sustainable development and the creation of environmental awareness and education initiatives, whilst uplifting the livelihoods of the community.
We believe that our people’s constitutional rights should be realised; specifically, the right to a healthy and protected environment for all. Therefore the Forum is structured in such a way as to promote, support and encourage the realisation of these rights.
Section 24 of the Constitution states that:
Everyone has the right: to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.
Our guiding principle is to achieve sustainable development of our unique and beautiful surroundings by encouraging decision-making authorities to observe the law, to follow best practice and to exercise good governance.