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Image: GREENPOP TREES FOR ZAMBIA GETS READY TO GREEN LIVINGSTONE Through attending Trees for Zambia, I not only fully experienced the amazing people, culture, schools, and natural beauty of Zambia, but also helped to create a lasting positive impact. I made some incredible new friends and connections, which have really lasted due to our shared experience in Zambia. It was a truly life-changing experience and it has inspired me to view traveling as an opportunity to give as much as take. - Kate Hogarth, Trees for Zambia 2012   Read More...



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A lush, organic haven in the heart of Gugulethu

It’s a warm autumn morning, and Nyanga Junction is a bustle of comings and goings set to an erratic heartbeat of taxi horns. This vibrant ambience forms the backdrop of Asande Food Garden, nestled in the school grounds of Guguletu Comprehensive School on the Cape Flats. Whatever energy the plants in this garden take from this atmosphere seems to add to the quality of the veg - the beans are possibly the sweetest and most tender I’ve ever tasted. The lush garden positively glows under a fine sprinkler mist.   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: CELEBRATING WORLD OCEANS DAY: BEACH CLEAN UP AT BLOUBERG STRAND

On Saturday 7 June, Reliance Compost and the Miss Earth South Africa Cape Town regional finalists cleaned up Blouberg Beach in partnership with CleanC, in celebration of World Oceans Day (8 June), along with SANCOBB and volunteers.   Read More...




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Image: Walk on the wild side at Kirstenbosch The Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkaway
The affectionately named “Boomslang” or Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is now open to the public and offers visitors an unusual and unique view from amidst the treetops.   Read More...



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This video highlights recommendations on how to use your purchasing power to mitigate climate change.   Read More...




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Image: Interview with Dave Martin, founder of Bulungula Lodge and Incubator Bulungula Lodge and Incubator – 'A catalyst for vibrant and sustainable rural communities'

An incubator was created to develop innovative responses to challenges faced by the community in five areas: basic services, sustainable livelihoods, education, health and nutrition. It represents today more than 200 people that are working directly or indirectly for Bulungula Lodge and Incubator.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Fry’s at the Reforest Fest

“Eating meat is the leading cause of deforestation. That’s why we’re proud to be partners with Greenpop – planting trees in the Earth plants a seed in people, and proves to people that by making a small change in your life you can make a positive difference in the world.” - Brett Thompson, Fry’s Family Foods   Read More...




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Image: Greenpop plants 10 002 indigenous trees at the Platbos Reforest Fests This year’s Reforest Fest opened with the Family Fest, which welcomed 177 planters of all shapes and sizes to the forest from 9-11 May

Over the weekends of 9-11 and 16-18 May 2014, Greenpop returned to Platbos Forest for its fifth and sixth Reforest Fest, planting 3001 trees at the Family Fest and 7001 at the Friends Fest.  All told, 622 people came together to plant 10 002 trees over both weekends, bringing the total trees planted at the Platbos Forest Reserve to date to 18 343 by Greenpop through the Reforest Fests.   Read More...




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Image: Fracking’s unexpected side-effect: Traffic deaths on the rise Drilling areas in US witnessing a significant spike in traffic fatalities
Fracking requires twice or three times as many truck trips per well as older oil and gas extraction techniques. That could be reason for drilling areas in US witnessing a significant spike in traffic fatalities, new analysis suggests.   Read More...



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Image: Changing their home to change the world They are reducing their home’s impact on the environment.

Cape Town Partenrship CEO, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana and her family are changing their home to change the world. Through the online challenge, My Green Home, they are reducing their home’s impact on the environment. And you can watch how they do it.   Read More...




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Image: Greenmarket Square: shared benefit through shared understanding

How can the principles of co-design make the everyday lives of traders on Greenmarket Square a little easier? Following an Informal Trade Summit held by the City of Cape Town last year, the Cape Town Partnership, City of Cape Town, Greenmarket Square Traders’ Association and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology have come together to address infrastructural concerns and explore the possibilities of a new approach.   Read More...




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Image: What stops Cape Town from tackling climate change? We do.

Cape Town’s carbon woes can be mitigated; the key ingredient is people, writes Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana.   Read More...




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Image: 30,000 Trees Planted In Southern Africa! Last week, we had the pleasure of planting 31 trees at Isikhokelo Primary in Khayelitsha. The day went off without a hitch - the weather was perfec

Last week, we had the pleasure of planting 31 trees at Isikhokelo Primary in Khayelitsha. The day went off without a hitch - the weather was perfect, both learners and teachers had a fantastic time, and we got all of the trees in the ground smoothly. A successful plant day - but also an extra special one, as on the day we planted our 30 000th tree!   Read More...




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Image: Food Forests for Farms – Over 400 Trees & Shrubs Planted at Abalimi Greenpop, SANBI and Abalimi Bezakhaya Partner in Khayelitsha Permaculture Initiative

“Contributing to Abalimi’s permaculture initiative is a wonderful opportunity for Greenpop to partner with established organisations like Abalimi and SANBI to do something that has a positive impact on our city. As part of its mission as World Design Capital, Cape Town has demonstrated commitment to sustainability, community development, and connections that unite."   Read More...




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Image: Launch of ‘My Green Home’ Challenge One South African family will change their home to help change the world

Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: “We’ve always had good intentions, but haven’t been sure about where to start. So we’re taking on the My Green Home challenge, and we’ll be getting help with training and a sponsored green ‘makeover’.”   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Housing & Living Conditions, Social & Community
Image: Green Building Council celebrates 50 Green Star SA certifications South Africa’s green building movement has gained significant momentum with the achievement of 50 Green Star SA certifications in only six years.

The milestone was marked at an event held in Johannesburg on April 10 by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), which was established in 2007 to lead the transformation of the property sector by ensuring that all buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally responsible way.   Read More...




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Image: Sea Shepherd’s and Fry’s

Hi Tammy and Wally - I’m writing you from the Southern Ocean on board the M/Y Bob Barker. We are midway through Operation Relentless, a long and challenging campaign to defend the great whales from the illegal harpoons of a criminal whaling operation in a whale sanctuary.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Housing & Living Conditions, Social & Community
Image: Green education on the up in SA with GBCSA The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) will be doing an online re-launch of a number of their existing courses

2014 will see a marked increase in the availability and delivery of necessary green building education in South Africa as the Green Building Council South Africa launches a new online learning system which will play host to a number of new programmes and upgraded existing courses.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Montecasino’s greening figures blossom - reducing the precinct’s overall carbon footprint by an average of 50% over the previous year’s savings.

Montecasino recorded a great green year in 2013, reducing the precinct’s overall carbon footprint by an average of 50% over the previous year’s savings. According to an independent waste management report, Montecasino’s waste reduction figures show that in 2013 a total of 842,067 cubic metres of CO2 was saved, against 2012’s saving of 602,901 cubic metres – a close on 40% percentage increase.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Platbos Forest Needs More Indigenous Trees! “Forests have always looked after humanity: now it is our turn to look after the forests. The Reforest Fests have become an integral part of our proje

 “Forests have always looked after humanity: now it is our turn to look after the forests. The Reforest Fests have become an integral part of our project, and the love and joy that they bring to the forest each May is a huge gift that nurtures the roots of this future forest, replanted in the land that was once its home.” Melissa Krige, Platbos Conservancy   Read More...



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