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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...



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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...



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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...




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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...



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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...




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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...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: GO-AHEAD FOR RELIANCE COMPOST WASTE TO ENERGY PROJECT All appeals against the project have been dismissed by authorities, giving the final go-ahead to the first of its kind project.

Reliance, the leading organic compost provider in the Western Cape, and shareholder in Okran 38 (Pty) Ltd are excited to have received the green light for the R250 million Waste to Energy project at Corona Farm in the Paarl region.   Read More...




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Image: It takes a village...   to plant a forest. Over the last five and a half years, Greenpop has planted over 66 000 trees across Southern Africa.

As we mention often, over the last five and a half years, Greenpop has planted over 66 000 trees across Southern Africa. This is true, but it would be much more accurate to say that through the support of hundreds of incredible companies and organisations Greenpop has facilitated the planting of 66 000 trees by thousands of volunteers across Southern Africa.   Read More...




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Image: Networking and collaboration for Eastern Cape's waste management industry. Delegates at the event focused on networking and integration of the waste management industry.

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA’s) Eastern Cape branch hosted a successful information sharing business morning last week at the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.  With 50 delegates in attendance, the event focused on networking and integration of the waste management industry.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: The next breath you take could be toxic, legally unsafe and even deadly. Air pollution in the UK is now responsible for cutting short 40,000 lives every year. That's 20 times more deaths than people who die directly from road accidents. But the Prime Minister could take some simple steps to start cleaning up our air.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image:  Eddie Redelinghuys Talks About the Roots of Reliance Compost Founder of Reliance Compost, stands on the subject. And as far as he’s concerned it all starts with compost. He took some time to tell us why

There really isn’t a buzzier word than organic at the moment. Fortunately, it relates to a movement that extends further than food trends, it’s a way of life that is seeing people truly question what they put in their bodies, be it their eggs, meat or vegetables. But if you take a step back, and look even further down the chain of food, it becomes glaringly obvious that where we get our food links to the farms it comes from and, if you want to get technical, the actual soil it grows in.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Rotary and PenBev support ECD centre to lead the way with water saving. ECD centre in Cape Town leads the way for World Water Day celebrated on Tuesday 22 March 2016

An Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre, Philippi Children’s Centre, in Philippi, Cape Town is leading the way with a daily saving of at least 4 500 litres thanks to a water saving project installed by Rotary Club of Newlands and Peninsula Beverages (PenBev – the local bottler of the Coca-Cola products in the Western and Northern Cape).   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: What's not to waste? As the expression goes, ‘waste not, want not’. By using resources sparsely and knowing what can be recycled, we can all contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) gives helpful tips and insight on what should be left out of the dustbin.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Schools competition to make a longer lasting impact on the environment Collect-a-Can announces change to the rules of the National Schools Competition to encourage schools to make a longer lasting impact.

South Africa’s renowned eco-conscious schools competition, hosted annually by Collect-a-Can, has kicked off on a GREEN note this year. The can recovery and recycling organisation announced that it has changed the rules of the National Schools Competition to encourage schools to make a longer lasting and positive impact on our beautiful environment   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Plastic to Oil innovation at Kraaifontein Waste Management Facility The IWMSA event attracted 85 professionals operating on government level and the waste management industry at large. “The pilot pyrolysis plant is facilitated by an agreement between City of Cape Town and two Japanese firms - CFP Corporation and Kanemiya, while funding for the pilot plant was provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).   Read More...



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Image: The Power of One GreenPop : The Active Citizen - I'd like to tell you a story about a squirrel.

I'm Liam, Greenpop's new Social Media and PR Coordinator, and I'd like to tell you a story about a squirrel. So there's this song by the White Stripes. Its spoken word intro tells the story of a woman named Janet who's facing all sorts of problems.   Read More...



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