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Image: What if the rains don't come? I used to think that Capetonians were preoccupied with water: lack of it, ways to save it, or even wilful belief of “Water problem, what water problem ?. A trip to Windhoek made me realise that if things don’t change, preoccupation with all things H20 will ratchet into overdrive-very soon.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Easy Water Saving Tips You May Not Have Thought Of Currently South Africa is in the middle of a severe water shortage, and water restrictions have been upped to level 3B

What does this mean for our everyday life? Basically, South Africa’s reservoir dams are so depleted that they’re currently below 25% capacity which means that tariffs are being introduced to make people think twice about their water usage. Unfortunately, everyone will need to do more than just turn the tap off while brushing their teeth. But, don’t stress, here are some very easy ways you can save water at home.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Drakenstein recycling Waste Project top of mind. The proposed Waste Recovery, Beneficiation and Energy project recognises the economic potential of the Drakenstein waste stream for all waste management role players within the district and the importance of local recycling entities.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Super-mum rhino Thandi gives birth to second calf since poaching Kariega Game Reserve’s miracle rhino Thandi, who courageously survived a brutal poaching in 2012, gave birth to a calf on Tuesday 24 January.

The mother and calf were located using a drone as they were safely hidden in thick bush. They were found on Thursday 26 January, a few anxious days after Thandi was reported missing. The birth of Thandi’s first calf, Thembi (meaning Hope), on 13 January 2015 made headlines around the world. She brought much needed hope to rhino conservationists embroiled in a seemingly losing battle against rhino poaching.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Useful Tips for Teaching Kids to Care for the Environment To help you get going here’s our own four step guide to teaching kids to care for the environment.

Children these days need to understand the environment. As public debates about climate change and environmental conservation become increasingly prominent it’s important that informed young people are able to formulate opinions and contribute to these crucial conversations.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: South African champion for black rhinos wins Tusk Award for Conservation At a glittering gala dinner presented in London last night by conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. She is not only the first woman, but also the first South African to receive this accolade.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Joseph K Doss, President and General Counsel for IBWA states that SodaStream “makes false, misleading, and disparaging statements about bottled water.

November 30, 2016: SodaStream is facing a David and Goliath battle after the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), representing brands such as Nestlé, issued a “cease and desist” in retaliation to the latest SodaStream ‘Shame or Glory’ ad featuring HBO’s “Game of Thrones” characters.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: KZN organisations applauded for efficient and effective waste management Organisations in KZN had the chance to be acknowledged for effective and efficient waste management practices at the IWMSA KZN Waste Management Awards 2016. After a rigorous judging process, including site visits and audits, the winners were honoured for their positive contributions to waste reduction and cleaner production.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: GBCSA appoints new CEO and Chair The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced the appointment of sustainability expert Dorah Modise (previously Nteo) as CEO..

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced the appointment of sustainability expert Dorah Modise (previously Nteo) as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the highly experienced Rudolf Pienaar as its new Non-Executive Board Chair and Faieda Jacobs as Non-Executive Deputy Chair.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Advances in waste management discussed at WasteCon 2016 Jonathan Shamrock, Chairman of the WasteCon 2016 Organising Committee, says, “At this year’s conference we see a shift in focus to resource recovery and alternatives to landfilling. The reality is that South Africa is running out of landfill airspace and waste as a resource is becoming ever more prominent.”   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: CAN A CARBON TAX WORK? All indications are that South Africa will be getting a carbon tax – sooner than later, everything considered! With the tax burden already being high with government seemingly needing more money all the time, the general feeling is that government only wants more money from taxpayers and that it is not really about carbon emissions or climate change at all…   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: The Active Citizen: The Spice of Life On Saturday, we celebrated World Honey Bee Day!

These little pollinators have been getting a lot of attention recently, and for a good reason. The plight of the honey bee reminds us of the essential nature of each piece of rare and beautiful life on our planet.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Green Building Convention 2016 concludes with a strong call to act NOW The Green Building Convention 2016, proudly sponsored by Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank, was held in Johannesburg for the first time late last month. The convention saw more than 50 international and local sustainability leaders inspire built environment professionals to build a better world now.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: WasteCon 2016 to unveil newly ‘changed face’ of waste management Waste-wise organisations cannot afford to miss out on Africa’s largest and most prestigious waste management conference. As the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa’s (IWMSA) flagship biennial conference, it will set the stage for insightful debate and idea sharing between like-minded individuals and work towards improving waste management.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: The Active Citizen: Lessons from Livingstone Our team is back in Cape Town with stories on our minds, gratitude in our hearts, and red soil on our shoes

After a truly transformative month in Zambia, our team is back in Cape Town with stories on our minds, gratitude in our hearts, and red soil on our shoes. Over the last month we planted trees and gardens, ran a diverse array of workshops, and connected with change makers from around the world. We also learned some significant lessons that we'd like to share with you.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Vote for a living planet and join the #LPC2016 livestream Over the next few days, residents of Joburg may spot bold bright posters on busy roads calling them to join the election spirit and "vote for a living planet". This is because WWF South Africa has spearheaded a street poster campaign which uses local election fever to invite people to livestream its annual Living Planet Conference, titled "Why SA’s Future is Brighter Than You Think".   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: PET achievements celebrated at PETCO awards The CEO of PETCO was delighted to share the organisation’s greatest achievements in PET recycling for 2015 at their Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 The ceremony honoured individuals, businesses and organisations that made extraordinary contributions to the recycling of post-consumer PET in South Africa during the course of 2015. There were 13 deserving winners across nine categories, which included the Best Male and Female PET-trepreneur, the PETCO Recycling Champion, the Best Product using recycled PET (rPET), and many more.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Youth
Image: Join Grassroot Soccer at AIDS 2016 Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is proud to be an active participant at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa July 18-22

The theme of AIDS 2016 is "Access Equity Rights Now", a call to action to work together and reach the people who still lack access to comprehensive treatment, prevention, care and support services.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Affordable energy critical for SA industries if it is to reach its 2030 NDP goals   South Africa will have trouble increasing its GDP rate sufficiently to reach the National Development Plan (NDP) goals by 2030, if it does move towards making affordable energy available to SA’s energy-dependent industries, Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens South Africa, told delegates at the Vision 2030 Summit which took place in June.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Leaving nothing but footprints – Mitchells Plain learners clear Strandfontein beach Staff from Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev) hosted the Beach Clean Up

Staff from Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape) hosted the Beach Clean Up. They were joined by enthusiastic members of the community and about 150 eager learners from Eisleben and Hillside Primary Schools in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain.   Read More...



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