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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...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: The changing face of waste management Waste management in South Africa is changing. With the growing need for organisations to be more sustainable and incorporate responsible waste management practices, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) will yet again be at the forefront of helping organisations incorporate these practices with their flagship conference, WasteCon.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Breathe in. Breathe out. Hello, 2016! "The ability to simplify means eliminating the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."

As I sit in Greenpop's beautiful (and very hot) Cape Town office, I hear the excited chatter of our team in the background - exchanging holiday stories, meeting new interns, and getting everything in order for the year to come (Spoiler alert: We have some EPIC plans). And as we all attend strategy meetings and awaken to the reality of our tasks, deadlines, and scheduling, I am reminded of the words of Hans Hofmann,   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: TAKE ACTION FOR FORESTS This year, make a commitment to supporting reforestation and urban greening projects across Southern Africa.

You can do this in two ways:

  • Sign up as a monthly donor to grow your own forest and leave a legacy.    DONATE NOW ! 
  • Start an activist project and get creative (run a marathon, have a bake sale, host a movie night, or do anything else) to raise money for Greenpop.   START FUNDRAISING 
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ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: 2015 has been a year of reflection for Greenpop. In September we turned 5 years old as an organisation and as of this month we have planted over 58 000 trees to date.

These milestones have given us the opportunity to look back with immense gratitude for this collaborative journey - Greenpop does not feel like an organisation we run, but more like a collective that we guide with countless contributions added along the way by the inspiring people that come into our world. Turning 5 also gave us the opportunity to start refining our mission, values and projects. Now our vision is becoming ever clearer.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: MyPlanet Rhino Fund The MyPlanet Rhino Fund recently allocated R1.385 million in funding towards rhino conservation causes. This covers rhino conservation causes across the country that vary from rhino protection and monitoring to saving and raising rhino orphans.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: AfriForum and TKAG to challenge fracking regulations in court AfriForum and Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) have submitted documentation at the North Gauteng High Court, challenging the regulations with regard to petroleum exploration and production. The regulations were promulgated on 3 June 2015 and are widely known as the “regulations on fracking” – referring to the process of extracting gas from deep shale deposits.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity, Government
Image: Climate change high on agenda as South Africa looks to implement a carbon tax In anticipation of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, 2015 COP21 in December, all eyes are on governments around the world as the focus shifts to climate change and reducing carbon emissions. The South African National Treasury released it’s much anticipated Draft Carbon Tax Bill on 2 November 2015.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity

When the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP) was launched in 2009 the average child in Lavavolo, Madagascar spent much of the day fetching water from a nearby well and few had the luxury of attending school.   Read More...




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Image: Green Building Council SA awards first EDGE rating certifications in SA Ravenswood affordable housing development in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, has become the first residential project in Africa to achieve an EDGE Design Certifi

With the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) certifying the first housing projects in the country using the EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) residential green building tool, currently in pilot phase, the council is now set for a major rollout of green building ratings in SA’s residential property sector.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: 3D Printing Houses Procurement Professionals Have The Power To Better Our World

3D printing has become a fascinating buzz word for many in the past 5 years yet little is known of its versatility.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Esse now a partner with the Credible Carbon programme to the Reliance Composting Project Skincare becomes Carbon Neutral - Esse Trust are very excited to announce that they are carbon neutral.

Founded in 2001, Esse organic skincare marked this major milestone earlier this year through their long-standing commitment to reduce their business impact on the environment.  Esse partnered with the Credible Carbon programme to the Reliance Composting Project, operating a number of African projects, which all focus on saving carbon and alleviate poverty.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Schools to help keep environment clean and green Tick Tock! Time is ticking away with only a few days left until the popular annual National Schools Competition comes to a close...

National Schools Competition comes to a close on 31 October 2015. Schools are passionately collecting their way to the end mark, to ensure that they win their portion of a staggering R788 800 in prize money.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image:  Shell abandons Alaska Arctic drilling Article : Terry Macalister/The Guardian
Oil giant’s US president says hugely controversial drilling operations off Alaska will stop for ‘foreseeable future’ as drilling finds little oil and gas. Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition in what jubilant environmentalists described as “an unmitigated defeat” for big oil.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Leave Only Bike Tracks Greenpop had the pleasure of hosting a planting day in Cape Town for a group of travel professionals

This group of  travel professionals came from across the globe as part of the World Youth Student Travel Conference.   Read More...



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