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Image: Reliance & City of Cape Town celebrate major milestone. War Against Waste in Western Cape achieves diversion of 10 million cubic metres of garden refuse from landfill earlier this year

Reliance CEO, Detlev Meyer said during his presentation, ‘the most important achievement is the reduction of a daily average of 238 tons of Green House Gasses; being spewed into the atmosphere.Up to half a million tons have been reduced since 2008. All of this didn’t stop the wettest winter in 250 years in the UK.   Read More...




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Image: "R2000 for a two litre bottle full of pull-rings" – too good to be true? there is a bizarre rumour going around that if you collect enough beverage can pull-rings to fill a two litre bottle, you will be paid R2,000 for your

Many people across the country have collected enough pull-rings from beverage cans to fill a two litre bottle and think they will be receiving R2,000 or more for it. They have usually heard about it from a friend of a friend who knows someone who got paid. But where do you go to sell the pull-rings and who buys them for R2,000?   Read More...




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Image: IWMSA Training geared towards positive change Training offered by the IWMSA is focused on providing education on sustainable environmental best practices, promoting the science and technology of w

Training offered by the IWMSA is focused on providing education on sustainable environmental best practices, promoting the science and technology of waste management and supporting international, national and regional trends in waste management. According to IWMSA President, Dr Suzan Oelofse, training is geared towards improving the overall delivery of waste management services in South Africa, so that the South African waste management industry can become world class.
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Image: 271 Trees in the Ground with GreenPop ! Here's a little update on what we've done so far!

What a tree-mendous February we've had! With a few hundred trees in the ground, a couple of launch parties in the bag, and exciting events in the pipeline for the upcoming months, we've got this year off to a popping good start. Here's a little update on what we've done so far!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: 'Honour the Earth' for Earth Hour 2014 Beyond the 60 minutes of darkness, Earth Hour is much more than simply switching off lights for an hour once a year
Throughout March – and ahead of Earth Hour on 29 March 2014 – the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) is sending out a powerful call to action by asking: ‘How do you honour the Earth?’ Beyond the 60 minutes of darkness, Earth Hour is much more than simply switching off lights for an hour once a year.   Read More...



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Image: SAEP Environment Program exposes students to “Green Careers” - Program sends 33 students to attend and explore “Green Careers” at the biodiversity expo at The Kirstenbosch Estate on 6 March 2014.

SAEP Environmental Education Program sent 33 students to attend  and explore “Green Careers” at the biodiversity expo at The Kirstenbosch Estate on 6 March 2014. The students came from their two programs i.e. 18 were from the Bridging Year Program that attends classes at SAEP Offices in Mowbray and 15 came from the Environment Club at Sinethemba High School.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Buffalo City METROPOLITAN Municipality Calls for ALL HANDS ON WASTE This is the message of the All Hands on Waste Campaign, an exciting project aimed at giving practical, easy-to-understand waste management information to households in the Metro. This programme is funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs and implemented by the East London IDZ on behalf of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.   Read More...



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Image: What's a Festival of Action? Greenpop is on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet. Our method - to plant trees and have fun doing it.

Greenpop is on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet. Our method - to plant trees and have fun doing it. So... we host festivals that bring cool people together to help cool the earth.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Encouraging a Low-Carbon Commute To put it in context, one terajoule of energy is enough energy to power a single family’s home for thirty years.
Did you know that private cars account for a staggering 87% of the energy used on transport in and out of the Central City today, and with this region currently using 7100 terajoules of energy per day, unchanged behaviour will see us consuming 12600 terajoules* per day by 2030?   Read More...



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Image: Greenpop Launches Cool as Folk in Gauteng Come party for trees with Greenpop in Gauteng, as they bring a two-night concert series to Johannesburg on Friday 28 Feb and Pretoria on Saturday 1 Ma

a Two-Night Fun-Raiser for Trees for Zambia 2014 featuring Jeremy Loops (Media Tickets Available!). Greenpop, the organisation that believes cooling the planet is COOL, is hosting their 7th "Cool as Folk" live music party series in Gauteng headlined by Jeremy Loops and Friends.

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COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: RELIANCE & GREENPOP makes grand entrance at UTC Festival - with inspiring venture to neutralize festival-goers’ carbon footprint

For the first time ever, festival-goers at the annual Up The Creek festival will be given the chance to balance their ‘festival footprint’ – thanks to an inspiring venture dreamt up by the team at Reliance Compost and Greenpop, the greening partners of the event.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Reliance Awarded 110% Green Flagship Status - this project is an important initiative of the Western Cape Government, calling organisations to commit to the Green Economy.

Reliance, the leading organic compost provider in the Western Cape has been awarded 110% Green Flagship status by Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape. The Marketing Manager of Reliance, Mieke van Blommestein, received the award recently at a High Tea held at Leeuwenhof, the official residence of the Premier.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Social & Community
Image: Chrysalis Academy gives a clean slate to the community Dan Plato the MEC of Community and Safety, other government officials and Chrysalis Academy students work together to uplift communities
At 7:30am on Tuesday morning the 16 July 2013 students from Chrysalis Academy departed to Mitchell’s plain to complete their community service as part of their 3 month course. The students were split up into three locations to remove vandalism off the walls of the resident’s homes.   Read More...



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Jonathan Deal accepted the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco on April 15

A prominent anti-fracking activist from South Africa was in Boulder County this week as part of a national tour of the areas most affected by hydraulic fracturing and other oil/gas operations.   Read More...




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In March 2012, three white rhino’s were brutally poached on Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.

One died that night and on 25 March the second bull passed away. Miraculously one of rhino’s survived, showing inspirational bravery and will to live. As fate would have it, almost exactly one year later Kariega welcomes a new rhino calf to their game reserve.   Read More...




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Image: Chrysalis students learn practical skills in CapeNature’s Youth Development Programme This programme was to raise the general level of environmental awareness and appreciation of the natural heritage.

Outdoor programme : Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is situated in Langeberg, about 22km northwest of Heidelberg, and comprises 250 ha of forest. The indigenous forest is the most noteworthy in the southwestern Cape and the largest remaining example in the Langeberg. Two day walks and a short cycle trail wind through Knysna high forest and mountain fynbos, with excellent bird-watching opportunities.   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Deforestation in Zambia This mini documentary is about the start of a story that needs to be told.

Makhulu Productions and Greenpop want to make a feature length documentary to complete the project and tell the stories of more people affected by the problem and working on solutions. Help us make a film to highlight deforestation in Zambia and the stories of local heros promoting a culture of preservation before it is too late.

FOR MORE INFORMATION :  TREES FOR ZAMBIA 2013   Read More...




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- the coolest conference this side of the equator.

We have launched Trees for Zambia 2013, a 3-week tree planting and eco-education action event in July to boost our ongoing initiative in Zambia. 2012's event saw 4135 trees planted in and around Livingstone, along with educational projects, seminars and LOTS of fun.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability

Global solar power plant developer SunEdison has broken ground at the site of its first project in South Africa – a solar-resource-rich country where it is hoping to develop a sizeable operating base and create the platform for further expansions into Africa.   Read More...




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Image: Greenpop launches Trees for Zambia 2013

In 2012 Greenpop launched Trees for Zambia, a reforestation and eco-awareness project which began with a 3-week tree planting event and was followed by an ongoing campaign to inspire awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources.   Read More...



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