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Protecting Namibia's environment by educating people to live a sustainable lifestyle

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for a Sustainable Future!


September 2015

Youth from RUG communities visits NaDEET Centre

‘NaDEET has been very educational. It has brought me closer to the environment, rather changed the way I think about the environment. It taught me the impacts my actions have on the environment. I can be responsible and take action to save the world’. Loutjie, Gochas Youth.
After a week of hands learning, most RUG youth could reflect on the impacts their actions have on the environment and pledged what they would do differently to improve their lives and local environment.

August 2015

Media for the Environment

Media plays an important role in the environment. It allows us to keep ourselves informed about current environmental events. As part of the EU funded action  this booklet gives you tips on how to report on the environment and how to use media to share and keep yourself updated. Our RUG participating communities  will use this as a guide to share and evaluate their work, how are you going to use it? Download the Bush Telegraph  to learn more.

July 2015

Recycling Competition Most Improved School Win NaDEET Centre Prize

Out of all RNF School Recycling Competition participating schools, Namutoni PS scooped up the title ‘2014/2015 Most Improved School’. Their prize was a week-long trip to NaDEET Centre sponsored by the Environment Investment Fund.
‘At NaDEET I learned things I didn’t know, I did not respect the environment, I use to litter and if I pick up papers I did not do it intentionally but now I learned that if I pick up papers the environment looks so ‘sweet’ and clean’ reflects Fenni Angukku.
Learning more about recycling, they also learnt other waste management techniques including reducing and reusing. However when the learners were asked what was significant about their week, most were impressed with solar cooking. They were especially impressed by how well it works, and that not only does it save the environment, but also that it saves a lot of money.

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Who is NaDEET?

Registered in Namibia as a non-profit trust, NaDEET is a vibrant environmental education organisation. At the core of NaDEET’s programmes is our environmental education centre located on the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Children and adult participants learn first-hand about sustainable living, biodiversity and the balance between humans and the environment. Our environmental literacy and outreach programmes complement the Centre’s activities and expand its reach nationwide. Since 2014, NaDEET has a small head office in Swakopmund. 


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"Everything was so good and now I know how to save water" NaDEET learners

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What is sustainable living?

Sustainable living enables us to:

  • balance the social, political and environmental aspects of our existence
  • improve our quality of life
  • share responsibility in managing the Earth’s resources
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Head Office
Physical address: 3 Antonius Garden, Nathaniel Maxuilili Street, Swakopmund
Tel: +264 (0)81 367 5310 - Fax-to-email: +264 (0)88 655 2669

Postal address
PO Box 8702, Swakopmund, Namibia

NaDEET Centre - NamibRand Nature Reserve - Maltahöhe
Tel: +264 (0)63 - 693012 - Fax: +264 (0)63 - 693013

Trust Certificate No : T168/2003

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