What is a fireguard?

It is a belt of not less than 9 metres that is cleared of all inflammable materials in order to control the spread of veld fires. Fireguards are essential for protecting and safeguarding veldts, property and lives of various living organisms including human beings. However, many land users or property owners do not prioritize the construction of fireguards. It is a strict statutory requirement that any land user or property owner should put in place fire prevention mechanisms and one of them is the construction of standard fireguards.

A standard fireguard should measure at least 9 metres wide and must be free from any flammable material.

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Being environmentally friendly simply means making choices and having a lifestyle that is better for the environment. It’s all about taking small steps towards mother earth so as to make this planet a better place to live in. Another term that we use to mean the same thing is ‘sustainability’. Since we live in our environment, sustainability or being environmentally friendly is about improving the quality of life for our families, communities and generations to come. Living sustainably is a journey where every choice; little or big, makes a difference and ensure reduced or minimal harm upon the ecosystem or environment.

Why it’s Important to Become Environmentally Friendly

All of our environmental woes, everything fits together like a puzzle. The more that we all do our part the faster we will create an entire ecology of living organisms that promotes sustainability. The reasons include the following;

  • Saving our planet from the amount of waste thrown away each year which cannot decompose into the environment.
  • Saving animals from extinction; various breeds of animals and insects and all manner of living creatures are becoming threatened because of our habits which are harmful towards the environment.
  • Greener, environmentally friendly products are kinder to our health and ensure that mother earth is not harmed in any way.

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