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They will present a 3-point action plan for sustainable development.

The International Institute for Environment and Development has urged governments to invest in resilience, strengthen local control over natural resources, and apply realistic values to the environment and human wellbeing in order to steer societies onto a more secure path.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Host a meal and help save the world this World Environment Day.

A Yuppiechef Bite Sized initiative in support of Soil for Life Eat For The Earth is a Yuppiechef initiative inviting anyone and everyone to host a meal for family, friends or colleagues on World Environment Day - the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action - in support of Soil for Life (www.Soilforlife.co.za).   Read More...




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Greenpop launches new environmental volunteer and internship programs in Cape Town.

We are excited to announce the launch of our environmental volunteer and internship programs! These programs offer a unique and rewarding experience to people on their gap year or career break, students seeking to work in the environmental industry, or anyone who would like to add more meaning to their holiday to South Africa.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
The LDCs reckon the time for action is NOW! Our world MUST be protected for future generations.

The world’s poorest countries have issued a bold plan to make the UN climate change talks more likely to reach their goal of having an effective and legally binding agreement ready for governments to adopt by 2015. The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) group’s formal submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, under which the talks take place, includes the following demands:   Read More...




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We get lots of sunlight - but solar power plants need careful planning.

The photovoltaics industry is booming, and the market for solar farms is growing quickly all over the world. Yet, the task of planning PV power plants to make them as efficient as possible is far from trivial. Fraunhofer researchers, working with Siemens Energy Photovoltaics, have developed software that simplifies conceptual design.   Read More...




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Analysis of speed of Greenland glaciers gives new insight for rising sea level.

Researchers determine that although glaciers continue to increase in velocity, the rate at which they can dump ice into the ocean is limited. Changes in the speed that ice travels in more than 200 outlet glaciers indicates that Greenland's contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century could be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Company donates syrup drums to become rain barrels.

With a program now helping to conserve 250 million litres of water a year, Coca-Cola's commitment to the environment is no drop in the bucket. In celebration of Earth Month, Coca-Cola in the US is partnering with River Network to donate more than 1,000 syrup drums for reuse as rain barrels in communities all across the country. Now… What about something similar in South Africa?   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
There is more to snails than you might think...

An extremely successful Toyota Enviro Outreach has come to an end.  What an amazing experience! Scientists from different backgrounds and experiences worked as a group to achieve a common goal, writes Prof Michelle van der Bank.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Company gets its hands dirty and plants thousands of trees.

Informal settlements in six South African provinces are looking greener after MTN and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) planted 7,500 trees in these areas over the past six months. The informal settlements include Nazareth in KwaZulu Natal, Ermelo and Athlone in Mpumalanga, Lotus Gardens in Gauteng, Nthabiseng and Dendron in Limpopo, Ducats in the Eastern Cape and Matjhabeng in the Free State.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
We have seen the fifth wave, now get ready for the sixth.

Since the dawn of man, environmental resources have played a pivotal role in the architecture of social systems. Earth’s natural wealth has dominated everything from how government and media shape society - to the reasons for waging war, according to this article reprinted courtesy of the Global Carbon Exchange - http://www.globalcarbonexchange.com/.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
'We need to see ourselves as part of the solution to these problems'.

Unilever has published a report on the progress it is making towards meeting its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan targets. The plan, published in November 2010, broke new ground by committing to take responsibility for the company’s impacts right across the value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials all the way through to the consumer’s use of its products to cook, clean and wash.   Read More...




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Giving tomorrow's leaders green skills today.

University and college campuses that address climate challenge will better serve students and help create a thriving and ethical society, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said at the launch of the African Green Campus Initiative on Saturday. Nzimande said colleges and universities would help provide students with the know-how and skills needed to address climate change.   Read More...




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It’s time to get your hands dirty - the best way…

Raise funds for trees and get a free ticket to the Trees for Zambia event this July… For three weeks in July 2012, Greenpop is hosting a reforestation and eco-education project in Livingstone, Zambia; the country with one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. We will plant more than 5,000 indigenous and fruit trees and host valuable educational sessions for children and subsistence farmers.     Read More...




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High-resolution satellite images estimate emperor penguin numbers in Antarctica.

A new study using satellite-mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought.The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact of environmental change on the population of this iconic bird, which breeds in remote areas that are very difficult to study because they often are inaccessible with temperatures as low as -50°C.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Rhinos need our help – their numbers could soon start declining.

We're not yet half way through 2012 and already almost 150 rhino carcasses have been discovered in South Africa. Shocking news indeed, and at this rate we are likely to see similar, or even greater numbers lost than last year - which at a total of 443 rhino poached was the worst year on record for South Africa.   Read More...




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Entries close on Friday… just do it!

The Green Heart Award believes “You make a difference” and that there are individuals who have true ‘green hearts’ and are the unsung heroes of our day who have made a significant contribution to going green by finding creative and interesting ways to improve their workplace, department, office, dorm, or building’s environmental footprint.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
'It's not easy being green' - Kermit the Frog. 'Wrong!' - RamsayMedia.

The company has taken up the challenge of Green Office Week (16 - 20 April) with a fun programme for staff, and invited business associates to come along for the ride. So don't just sit there... go green (and not with envy - for the environment).   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Green is all go at Montecasino as strategic greening initiatives reap benefits for the environment.

Recent green awards for Montecasino include the Gold Heritage Award for being Environmentally Friendly awarded by the international Heritage Environmental Management Company through its Heritage Environmental Rating Programme, which is one of the top three environmental management programmes in the tourism industry worldwide and was developed using seven international environmental management systems and ISO 14000.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Here’s a weekend away with a difference…

Spend a weekend away in Africa's southern-most forest - plant trees, listen to live music, enjoy great food and good vibes! Set aside 11-13 May 2012 -  because it's time for the Reforest Fest 2012 in the magical Platbos forest!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Sunday 22 April is Earth Day: Play your part for our Earth.

We are calling on companies and individuals in SA to take up the challenge. And what is The Challenge? ... From 16 - 22 April 2012, South African companies and individuals must take up the challenge to implement changes that target various areas of sustainability. There is also a great competition to enter and win.   Read More...



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