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ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: Launch of ‘My Green Home’ Challenge One South African family will change their home to help change the world

Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: “We’ve always had good intentions, but haven’t been sure about where to start. So we’re taking on the My Green Home challenge, and we’ll be getting help with training and a sponsored green ‘makeover’.”   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development, Sustainability
Image: Eastern Cape project transforming lives - achieving significant results across the Eastern Cape by creating opportunities that enable

East London based rural development project gains recognition for its pioneering work Indibano, an Economic Development Implementation Organization, is achieving significant results across the Eastern Cape by creating opportunities that enable underprivileged people to support and sustain themselves.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Reliance Awarded 110% Green Flagship Status Reliance, the leading organic compost provider in the Western Cape has been awarded 110% Green Flagship status by Helen Zille
The Marketing Manager of Reliance, Mieke van Blommestein, received the award recently at a High Tea held at Leeuwenhof, the official residence of the Premier. The Green Flagship project is an important initiative of the Western Cape Government, calling organisations to commit to the Green Economy.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Pretoria school takes aerosol can recycling to the next level The music video on YouTube has received a phenomenal following from scholars

 Many people are unaware that aerosol cans are 100% recyclable. For this reason, The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) has launched the Aerosol Recycling Initiative (ARI) to create awareness about the recycling qualities of these cans. As part of this initiative they have also developed a catchy song and music video to help teach youngsters about the importance of recycling.     Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Winners of Eco-Logic Awards announced The winners of the Eco-Logic Awards were announced at an awards ceremony at Maropeng on Thursday 26 September

 Following a nail-biting month or so for finalists, the Eco-Logic Awards ceremony for 2013 took place on Thursday, 26 September at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Sustainable Power Solutions builds Africa’s largest industrial rooftop solar plant in Pietermaritzbu

 Pietermaritzburg is leading the way with Africa’s first 1MW rooftop grid-tied solar plant! Awareness and concern for climate change is growing, and with an increase in electricity costs of 200% in the last five years, businesses are increasingly looking to implement more environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost effective energy solutions. One such company is Belgotex Floorcoverings (Pty) Ltd who has invested in the expertise of Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd to transform one of their roofs into Africa’s largest industrial grid-tied solar plant.       Read More...

HEADLINES, Sustainability
Image: Join Collect-a-Can for Recycling Day Recycling Day will take place on Friday, 20 September 2013, as part of the annual Clean-up South Africa (SA) Week
Find out what Collect-a-Can will be doing near you, and come join in to create awareness about the importance of cleaning up litter and recycling in South Africa.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Companies That Care Our commitment to making a positive difference in the world by redesigning the way we work and live, so that sustainability is a core part of it all
Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev) is the local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the Western and Northern Cape.Our staff members are without a doubt our greatest asset and we are extremely proud to support many families from the communities in which we operate.   Read More...

Image: Celebrating Heritage Day, Arbour Month, Cool as Folk 6 and the arrival of Spring! Announcing Cool as Folk 6 party for Spring featuring Jeremy Loops
It’s the beginning of Spring and Cape Town will soon start buzzing with events. It’s also Arbour month as well as the month where South Africans celebrate Heritage Day, so there is lots of excitement in the air.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Engen fuel sponsorship ‘Drives’ successful Trees for Zambia 2013 campaign

 Engen Zambia, the African energy company, helped make Greenpop’s Trees for Zambia campaign a success this year, with a fuel sponsorship of the three-week initiative that resulted in the planting of 3358 trees and sowing of thousands of seeds.


ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Sustainability
Image: Organic Food Garden for the Somerset West Night Shelter This organic food garden is a great example of community and City involvement in a sustainable upliftment initiative
The weekend of the 24th and 25th of August saw a buzz of activity at the Somerset West Night Shelter as Urban Harvest arrived with training material and a truck loaded full of organic garden supplies.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Mitchells Plain Food Freedom We are now supporting the Rockland’s Committee, that has grown from this pilot, to reach a further 100 homes

2012 saw SEED supported by Wesbank to begin exploring the possibility of supporting home gardeners in Mitchells Plain. The initial pilot saw the development of a Sustainable Homes training program as well as supported implementation of sustainable systems in 11 homes.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: Lord of the Flies and eco-entrepeneur Jason Drew joins GCX as Director Jason brings an inspiring and brutally honest commercial perspective to any business on sustainability and innovation

Jason is an international business leader and serial entrepreneur turned environmentalist, futurist and author. He makes no apology for being a die-hard capitalist and has put his money where his mouth is through his investment into innovative and game changing businesses.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , CHANGE MAKER, Agriculture/Food, Food security , Sustainability
Image: We can all be Change Agents: Mandela DAY 2013 Creating Change has a vision to create food sovereignty in disadvantaged communities through sustainable solutions empowering children and communities

In todays processed food culture, very few children ever get their hands dirty and discover the magic of planting their own food or the joy of learning that good food doesn’t come from a factory.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Sustainability
Image: SA’s Earth women tackle Climate Reality South African Climate Leaders -Building a global climate change movement
On the l6th of June 2013 Taksim Square was under siege as the Turkish riot police and protesting civilians fought yet another battle on the streets. In the centre of the chaos, at The Istanbul Convention Centre, 500 people from 90 different countries were being trained by former US vice president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore and other specialists on presenting the most up-to-date science and relevant take-action facts on climate change; an issue that is also increasingly leading to protests and riots due to a lack of global action.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Generation Earth scoops prestigious Sudley Adams Memorial Award at Greening the Future Awards The dynamic duo at the helm of Generation Earth walked away with top honours at the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Awards

The 10th annual awards recognised businesses, NGOs, NPOs and individuals in a wide range of categories, including Biodiversity Stewardship, Business, Innovations in Renewables, and Rhino Rescue to name a few. The top

honours, the Sudley Adams Award was introduced in honour of the former Mail & Guardian Brand Manager and Convenor of the
Greening the FutureAwards who lost a long battle with a kidney disease in May 2012.

ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Sustainability Training Internationally certified bridging course: moving from G3.1 to G4
The aim of G4, the fourth GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines update, is: to help reporters prepare sustainability reports that matter, contain valuable information about the organization's most critical sustainability-related issues, and make such sustainability reporting standard practice.   Read More...

CHANGE MAKER, ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sustainability
Image: Trees for Zambia 17th July we planted 800 banana trees at the biggest biogas digester site in Zambia with Living Falls Biogas
The digester is almost ready and the bananas will be a great complement at the site to subsidise incomes for those who work there. The biogas will supply the compound nearby with 4 satelite biogas digesters and also some hotels along the Zambezi.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sustainability
Image: Miss Earth Ambassadors Plant 95 Trees In Orange Farm In Honour of 95 Years of Changing Lives
The Miss Earth South Africa, in conjunction with Fourways Farmers Market, Reliance Compost, Consol, UTI and Garnier South Africa, planted 95 trees at Solwazi Primary School in Orange Farm ahead of Mandela Day. The organisation decided to honour the former statesman by planting one tree for every year of his life.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sustainability
Image: 2013 Eco-Logic Awards Closing date extended for SA’s prestigious environmental awards
The 2013 Eco-Logic Awards, hosted by The Enviropaedia (in association with SABC3), will be held at Maropeng (Cradle of Humankind South Africa) World Heritage site, in Gauteng on 26 September 2013 with an Eco-VIP networking function taking place from 1pm before the award ceremony.   Read More...

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