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Local control of forests brings economic, environmental and social gains.

Governments and businesses must give local people more control over forests to maximise social, economic and environmental benefits, says a new book by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the G3 - a global network whose members manage a quarter of the world’s forests. African communities too can benefit - and benefit the environment - with greater control over their forests.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Mine waste is a massive pollutant in SA,writes John Capel.

Air and water pollution as a result of mining, acid mine drainage, toxic waste and abandoned mines continue to pose serious risks to South Africa’s communities and its environment says the Bench Marks Foundation. The single most destructive impact of mining is on the environment.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Business and governments must adapt now - the clock is ticking.

GCX Sustainable Business Analyst Geoff Perrott* takes us ‘back to the future’, by exploring the fine line between 2012 and 2112, in this article, reprinted courtesy of Global Carbon Exchange - http://www.globalcarbonexchange.com/.   Read More...




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Endangered Riverine Rabbit benefits from Easter – to the tune of R270,000!

One of South Africa’s most endangered mammals – the Riverine Rabbit – will again benefit from LINDT GOLD BUNNY sales when a cheque of R270,000 is handed over by LINDT South Africa to the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Riverine Rabbit Programme at the LINDT Chocolate Studio and Boutique in Cape Town on 12 June.   Read More...




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What you are exposed to today can impact on your future generations.

Scientists have found increased stress sensitivity and differences in weight gain in rats whose ancestors were exposed to a hormone-disrupting chemical three generations earlier in this article courtesy of Washington State University and World Science staff.   Read More...




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We can all contribute to a greener economy

In keeping with the spirit of World Environment Week, encompassing World Environment Day on 5 June 2012, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) supports all endeavours, both personal and commercial, to observe this year’s theme titled ‘Green Economy: does it include YOU?’   Read More...




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Let's make it our business to grow South Africa and improve the planet.

The Greenpop Reforest Fest happened 2 weeks ago at Platbos Forest. Here's what went down:
1 day
230 people
2001 trees
Live music   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Be the change you want to be.

On 30 May 2012 the first of 30,000 trees were planted during an inspirational event at Paradise Valley Nature Reserve in Pinetown. The event was held by the Wildlands Conservation Trust and forms part of the Bonitas ReLeaf Campaign linked to the Comrades Marathon.   Read More...




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Greenpop wants some wheels… for trees…

Carrying trees is a bit of a schlep – which is Greenpop is appealing for a vehicle for our ongoing tree planting project in Livingstone, Zambia. Greenpop is setting up an ongoing tree planting and eco-education project in Livingstone, Zambia - the country with one of the highest deforestation rates in the world.   Read More...




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They will present a 3-point action plan for sustainable development.

The International Institute for Environment and Development has urged governments to invest in resilience, strengthen local control over natural resources, and apply realistic values to the environment and human wellbeing in order to steer societies onto a more secure path.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Host a meal and help save the world this World Environment Day.

A Yuppiechef Bite Sized initiative in support of Soil for Life Eat For The Earth is a Yuppiechef initiative inviting anyone and everyone to host a meal for family, friends or colleagues on World Environment Day - the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action - in support of Soil for Life (www.Soilforlife.co.za).   Read More...




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Greenpop launches new environmental volunteer and internship programs in Cape Town.

We are excited to announce the launch of our environmental volunteer and internship programs! These programs offer a unique and rewarding experience to people on their gap year or career break, students seeking to work in the environmental industry, or anyone who would like to add more meaning to their holiday to South Africa.   Read More...




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The LDCs reckon the time for action is NOW! Our world MUST be protected for future generations.

The world’s poorest countries have issued a bold plan to make the UN climate change talks more likely to reach their goal of having an effective and legally binding agreement ready for governments to adopt by 2015. The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) group’s formal submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, under which the talks take place, includes the following demands:   Read More...




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We get lots of sunlight - but solar power plants need careful planning.

The photovoltaics industry is booming, and the market for solar farms is growing quickly all over the world. Yet, the task of planning PV power plants to make them as efficient as possible is far from trivial. Fraunhofer researchers, working with Siemens Energy Photovoltaics, have developed software that simplifies conceptual design.   Read More...




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Analysis of speed of Greenland glaciers gives new insight for rising sea level.

Researchers determine that although glaciers continue to increase in velocity, the rate at which they can dump ice into the ocean is limited. Changes in the speed that ice travels in more than 200 outlet glaciers indicates that Greenland's contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century could be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Company donates syrup drums to become rain barrels.

With a program now helping to conserve 250 million litres of water a year, Coca-Cola's commitment to the environment is no drop in the bucket. In celebration of Earth Month, Coca-Cola in the US is partnering with River Network to donate more than 1,000 syrup drums for reuse as rain barrels in communities all across the country. Now… What about something similar in South Africa?   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
There is more to snails than you might think...

An extremely successful Toyota Enviro Outreach has come to an end.  What an amazing experience! Scientists from different backgrounds and experiences worked as a group to achieve a common goal, writes Prof Michelle van der Bank.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Company gets its hands dirty and plants thousands of trees.

Informal settlements in six South African provinces are looking greener after MTN and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) planted 7,500 trees in these areas over the past six months. The informal settlements include Nazareth in KwaZulu Natal, Ermelo and Athlone in Mpumalanga, Lotus Gardens in Gauteng, Nthabiseng and Dendron in Limpopo, Ducats in the Eastern Cape and Matjhabeng in the Free State.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
We have seen the fifth wave, now get ready for the sixth.

Since the dawn of man, environmental resources have played a pivotal role in the architecture of social systems. Earth’s natural wealth has dominated everything from how government and media shape society - to the reasons for waging war, according to this article reprinted courtesy of the Global Carbon Exchange - http://www.globalcarbonexchange.com/.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
'We need to see ourselves as part of the solution to these problems'.

Unilever has published a report on the progress it is making towards meeting its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan targets. The plan, published in November 2010, broke new ground by committing to take responsibility for the company’s impacts right across the value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials all the way through to the consumer’s use of its products to cook, clean and wash.   Read More...



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