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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...




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




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




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability
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...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
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...




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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...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
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...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
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...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
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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