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Tree-tally: More than 200 trees have been planted so far.

Trees for Zambia has started! The Greenpop Campsite is hosting more than 70 international and Zambian volunteers here in Livingstone and we are planting trees every day with schoolchildren, subsistence farmers and fellow volunteers from all around the world.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Planting time is here - and this project aims to change lives for the better, forever!

The time has come for ‘Trees for Zambia’ - a 3-week eco-education and tree-planting project in Livingstone. Head teachers, community members, local business, partners, sponsors, media reporters and volunteers gathered (29 June 2012 at 2000) at the SPOT in Livingstone to open the event with an Exciting Launch Concert - with live music by Jeremy Loops and Co, the ChikenBus Band, Yes Rasta and more.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
“Champions” take charge of internal sustainability drive.

Leading paint company Dulux South Africa – well known for its wide range of vibrant paint colours – has gone the green route internally as it seeks to minimise the impact of its operations on the environment. In line with this commitment, the company held its first-ever Global Sustainability Day which underlines the company’s commitment to ensuring that sustainability issues are at the forefront of its agenda.   Read More...




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Wanjira Mathai is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai.

Greenpop's Trees for Zambia project begins in two weeks, video address received from Wanjira Mathai of the Green Belt Movement and Reliance Compost sponsors Miss Earth contestants to join the project and plant trees.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Donald Kaberuka: ‘Let’s make it a reality, together.’

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have released a joint  report on the state of environment in Africa, and are calling world leaders to invest in Africa’s natural capital. The report is intended to catalyze decision-makers to invest in Africa’s sustainable development and is being presented at Rio+20, at an event organised by the AfDB and WWF and hosted by the Senegalese government.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Could what happened to the woolly mammoth hold lessons for us today? In a word... Yes!

Although humans and woolly mammoths co-existed for millennia, the shaggy giants disappeared from the globe between 4,000 and 10,000 years ago, and scientists could not explain until recently exactly how the Flintstonian behemoths went extinct, writes Alison Hewitt.   Read More...




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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...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
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...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
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...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
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...




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




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
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...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
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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