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COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Women Empowerment
Image: Women salvage local economies and social wellbeing through recycling South Africa annually celebrates Women’s Month in August as a reminder of the great women who helped mould South Africa and the trailblazing women who

This Women’s Month Collect-a-Can pays homage to the women of our nation who are investing in social good in their communities and making a sustainable contribution to our local economy and environment through waste management and recycling.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: First Car Rental supports Platbos Forest Future Platbos Forest is a unique, indigenous forest with some trees being over 1000 years old. The forest's existence has puzzled botanists because unlike..

July 2015: First Car Rental’s support of the Platbos Forest Reserve Organisation is in an effort to ensure the long-term survival and restoration of Africa's southernmost indigenous forest located between Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: FIRST CAR RENTAL SUPPORTS PLATBOS FOREST FUTURE First Car Rental has created an online donation facility that allows its customers to donate

July 2015: First Car Rental’s support of the Platbos Forest Reserve Organisation is in an effort to ensure the long-term survival and restoration of Africa's southernmost indigenous forest located between Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Seven billion dreams - World Environment Day is around the corner. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) shines light on South Africa’s waste activities and urges residents to start seeing the value in what they would generally throw away. Celebrated annually on World Environment Day is the UN's main initiative to encourage awareness and global action for a better and cleaner environment.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: South Africa’s transition to renewable energy There is an urgent need to reduce fossil fuel dependency, reduce our carbon footprint and diversify
South Africa is on its way to becoming a renewable energy leader with billions being invested in creating clean and efficient energy. A recent study revealed that renewable energy including wind and solar benefited South Africa by as much as R5.3 billion in 2014.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Easy steps to make every day Earth Day IWMSA encourages all South Africans to take this challenge of a clean environment head-on by reducing consumption at home.
Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 45th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people participating in activities each year*. The IWMSA urges South Africans to take a stand all year round and join its plight for a healthy future for everyone.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Be Part of a Record Breaking Tree Hug - Earth Day 22 April 2015? Invite your friends and family to Stellenbosch to take part in a massive tree hug

Still unsure what to do on Earth Day 22 April 2015? Invite your friends and family to Stellenbosch to take part in a massive tree hug in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Tree Hug. The current record holders are Portland, Oregon, USA with 936 people.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Reliance & CoCT Implement Compost and Food Garden Workshops

We are very excited to announce our latest collaboration with the City of Cape Town. Together we will take on 30 schools between the areas of Mambre and Rondebosch, where we will teach Grade 6 learners how to compost their food waste, as well as helping them kick start their very own food garden at their school.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Engen sponsors 2014 EduPlant Award Winners - one of the headline sponsors of the greening and food gardening programme coordinated by Food & Trees for Africa.

Eduplant is a leading school food gardening and greening programme. Since its inception in 1994 it has provided educator and community workshops, and produced educational materials. It also offers a competition element.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Climate Change and Carbon Management Course Climate change is real, and its impacts are quickly changing our future.

Carbon tax will be implemented at R120/tCO2e from 2016.  Draft mandatory reporting requirements are being set by government and the carbon offset paper is published for comments. The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Risk Report states that four out of the top ten global risks of highest concern are directly related to climate change. Earlier this year, the latest science report released by the Working Group of the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global climate change related action is not happening fast enough. It also shows that fast action is required to prevent the onset of catastrophic climate change impacts.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: Green Economy ‘undermined by disregard for laws’ Environmental crimes reduce future options for the use of natural resources.

South Africa’s potential to develop its green economy is being threatened by people and companies who undermine the country’s environmental laws and regulations, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said.

The latest report on the efforts of the Green Scorpions to fight these threats in the 2013-14 financial year showed increases in the number of criminal dockets registered and those handed over to the National Prosecuting Authority, with a smaller increase in the number of convictions secured.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: The Next Green Revolution We have a problem. As the human population grows and uses up resources it becomes more and more difficult to grow enough food for everyone. This is not a new problem, but we have temporarily overcome this problem via ‘The Green Revolution’ by using fossil fuels. Peak Oil and the way we treat the planet are leading us into to a problem of crisis proportions.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Hogsback Reforest Fest Success! Restoring biodiversity, one tree at a time.

“The Hogsback Reforest Fest was a huge success. 250 people gathered to plant 2400 trees and dance the night away at one of the most beautiful sites in the country – Terra-Khaya Eco and Family Lodge. Greenpop is so grateful to everyone who helped make this happen.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community
Image: Cape Town CBD’s investment guide receives International Downtown Award An investment guide published annually on the economic climate of the Cape Town CBD has won a coveted merit award at the 60th annual International Downtown Association Conference held recently in Ottawa, Canada. The award was made in the category of Economic and Business Development for “developing successful marketing efforts and strategies that have recruited new businesses or improved retention efforts in a downtown.”   Read More...



HEADLINES, Agriculture/Food, Food security , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Slow Food Presents Its New Presidia at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

Slow Food is gearing up to welcome some new arrivals into its family of Presidia. Coordinated by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, the Presidia project has been working to safeguard small-scale producers (and their products) since 2003. The project now works with over 13 thousand farmers and producers in over 50 countries,and has helped to protect over 400 products.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
Image: Happy Birthday Greenpop! September begins with a pop as we at Greenpop are celebrating our 4th birthday today!

This newsletter not only marks the end of an exciting August for us here at Greenpop but also the start of a super busy but exhilarating Arbour Month. September begins with a pop as we at Greenpop are celebrating our 4th birthday today!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: 3683 Trees for Zambia, and MORE! - What a whirlwind of a month June turned out to be!

Just two weeks after planting our 40 000th tree at the Platbos Reforest Fest, the team packed up Jackalberry and the Treevolution van, our two tree-mendous Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and went off, off and away to Zambia - where the sun shone every day, chitengi cloth could be found at any corner, and 3683 holes were waiting to be dug & filled with glorious trees!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Greenpop updates from Zambia - July 2014 Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of (green) lovin'!

For the first time at Trees for Zambia, we're hosting the Participation Project Programme - an initiative that allows anyone with experience in fields related to sustainability to share their expertise with the project at large in the form of workshops or presentations.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Urban agriculture for urban dignity Food really is at the heart of so much. It is linked to health, homes, family, dignity and livelihoods

Food really is at the heart of so much. It is linked to health, homes, family, dignity and livelihoods. At their best, local food economies can help alleviate food poverty, connect communities and aid in forming systems resilient to climate change. But, in our local context, many questions remain: How can we create more opportunities for women and youth in urban agriculture?   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community

Cape Town — "It's a lot of work", says Mama Lulama Jim as she takes respite from the wind in a makeshift container kitchen. She pauses to study her notes made during an early morning inspection of the current crops of cabbage, carrots, spinach, brinjal and spring onion.   Read More...



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