riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 20, 2021, 10:12 a.m.

Levi’s® is launching a new campaign — “Buy Better, Wear Longer” — that raises awareness and speaks to our shared responsibility on the environmental impacts of apparel production and consumption.

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Levi’s aims to curb the environmental cost of fashion industry

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 14, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

The fashion industry is a water-thirsty business. From the irrigation of cotton crops to finishing processes and post-purchase washing, 79 trillion litres of water is consumed per year to make …

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CEO's from leading corporations call for increased water stewardship on World Water Day

Woolworths March 23, 2021, 7:40 p.m.

Companies around the world are increasingly recognizing the value of water through working with initiatives like the Valuing Water Initiative - and the impact that water scarcity poses to their …

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Water sustainability becomes the new battleground

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 19, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

Protecting our limited water resources is going to require not only better recycling and reuse, but more effective wastewater management.

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Cold Comfort for Sharks

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 12, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

In November 2020, WILDTRUST submitted a formal Objection to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the South African Hake Trawl Fishery.

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Sign on - South Africa’s oceans need YOU

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

It has been four months since WILDOCEANS, a programme of the WILDTRUST, caused a stir with the launch of their ‘WE DON’T NEED OUR OCEANS’ campaign.

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New label for certified regenerative farming announces first international pilot farms

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 10, 2021, 7:47 a.m.

Following the recent announcement of its newest label - Certified Regenerative by A Greener World (AGW) - the non-profit farm certifier has selected over 50 farms internationally to join the …

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Risky Business - Is Water Part of Your Business Risk Assessment?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 3, 2021, 7:33 a.m.

It is not any secret that business and risk go hand in hand. Threats such as IT Security and data theft and critical infrastructure blackouts are unfortunately not new to …

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Tu B’Shvat 2021 | Activating Communities. Localising Impact.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 26, 2021, 3:17 p.m.

In honour of Tu B’Shvat 2021, Greenpop & Mensch have organised an online webinar to discuss how the goals of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration can be activated within …

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Abeco Builds its Biggest Tank in Africa

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 23, 2020, 8:15 p.m.

Abeco Tanks is making waves in the African water storage market as they announce having just completed their biggest tank in Africa.

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You can save the African penguin

SANCCOB Dec. 15, 2020, 8:02 p.m.

With populations plummeting, we believe everything possible needs to be done to prevent the species from going functionally extinct on the West Coast of South Africa in 10 to 15 …

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South African musician uses his voice for the Oceans

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 25, 2020, 7:49 p.m.

SAMA Award winning musician Matthew Mole recently added his voice to the chorus calling for increased ocean protection within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in South Africa, in partnership with local …

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World Fisheries Day: Leading the sustainable fisheries sector

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 22, 2020, 4:56 p.m.

Safeguarding our fisheries is one of the most important environmental topics of our time. Recent research has alarmingly highlighted that more than two-thirds of the world's fisheries have been over-exploited …

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Intensifying weather events threaten the most vulnerable in Africa

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 11, 2020, 9:23 a.m.

Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme and unpredictable in the twenty-first century because of climate change

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South Africa's borders are open!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 3, 2020, 7:15 a.m.

South Africa has opened its borders and allows travellers from all over the world to visit the country again.

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Hungry Lion staff all over the continent participate in World Cleanup Day 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 23, 2020, 11 p.m.

More than 4 000 Hungry Lion Staff proudly took part in World Cleanup Day, which was celebrated on Saturday 19 Sept 2020.

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 15, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

Ciovita encourages bicycle users in and around Cape Town to drop off any inner tubes to be disposed of at its concept store in Woodstock, located at 117 Sir Lowry …

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South Africa to host World Waste Congress in 2024

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 10, 2020, 5:27 p.m.

Whether it is the cultural diversity, the beautiful natural landscapes, iconic landmarks or a national recycling rate that is better than Europe’s, SA has been selected as the destination for …

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The sun never sends an invoice!

Salesian Life Choices Sept. 10, 2020, 3:41 p.m.

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on most industries, many of which have shed an unprecedented number of jobs since the global outbreak. But the renewable energy sector appears resilient …

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Agricultural Biologicals Could Break the World’s Hold on Synthetic Chemicals in Agriculture

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 8, 2020, 5:36 p.m.

Global agriculture is facing some serious challenges over the next century, with decades of reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides beginning to take their toll.

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Listen to the water – a new podcast series

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 4, 2020, 6:58 p.m.

The 12 podcasts feature stories about water across South Africa, and the water heroes and activists behind them. From phosphate mining in the Cape West Coast biosphere to protecting the …

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Another African country bans plastic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 28, 2020, 12:15 p.m.

Mozambique is the 35th African country to join the plastic-free movement. Africa is moving forward, nothing can stop us from becoming a plastic-free continent!

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Green Building Council of South Africa Aug. 4, 2020, 5:59 p.m.

We are excited to announce that the "Godfather of Sustainability", John Elkington, will deliver a keynote presentation on Green Swans at the 13th Green Building Virtual Convention, 28 - 30 …

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#WorldRangerDay! We salute you all!

SANCCOB Aug. 2, 2020, 6:24 p.m.

In celebrating World Ranger Day, we honour those who are out in the field, protecting our natural treasures and cultural heritage, tirelessly dedicating their skills and time on a daily …

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The buck stops at Vergelegen!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 31, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

An ambitious project for veld management and ecological research, that combines ancient animal lore with state-of the-art technology, took a step forward this week when five eland were released at …

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UN World Wildlife Crime Report makes the case for a new wildlife crime agreement

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 16, 2020, 8:35 a.m.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) second World Wildlife Crime Report released on July 10 provides a stark reminder of how wildlife crime threatens to undermine national …

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Are Cans Better for the Environment? ♻

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 3, 2020, 7:33 p.m.

Pollution, and plastic pollution, in particular, has an extremely detrimental impact on the environment. We believe that individuals can reduce their impact by making better purchase decisions and by supporting …

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Tell Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever and Mondelēz Int. to stop producing plastic

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 2, 2020, 7:19 p.m.

The Break Free From Plastic movement will not end until we all see the end of single-use plastic.

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79 African penguin chicks rescued from Bird Island need your help!

SANCCOB June 21, 2020, 6:07 p.m.

You may have heard that our PE centre staff and volunteers have their hands full these days with 79 African penguin chicks rescued from Bird Island.

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20 year Commemoration of MV Treasure Oil Spill

SANCCOB June 19, 2020, 5:58 p.m.

2020 marks the 20th year passed since the MV Treasure sank off the coast of Cape Town, between Dassen & Robben islands, resulting in a major spill of bunker oil …

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TGRC shatters the glass ceiling of recycling achievement

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 10, 2020, 7:29 p.m.

Amidst the current uncertainty we are operating and living in, we are looking for light at the end of the tunnel. And while our country and the world adapts to …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 5, 2020, 8:32 p.m.

Nederburg Wines has been granted WWF Conservation Champion status, thanks to its far-reaching water stewardship measures that address ways to improve water quality, balance, access, usage, including for sanitation, and …

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The McKenna-Travers Award for Compassionate Conservation - Call for applications 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 5, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

International wildlife charity Born Free is delighted to announce that applications for the McKenna-Travers Award for Compassionate Conservation (MTA) 2020 are now being accepted.

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Opinion: Dealing with the deadly concoction of disease and disaster

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 22, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

Today in India and Bangladesh, millions of people are hunkered down in shelters, many with masks on their faces - a chilling reminder of the COVID-19 outbreak that still grips …

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The importance of insuring your green home

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 1, 2020, 8:26 p.m.

Your power stays on when the neighbourhood’s lights go out. Your showers are hot when those next door are not. You’ve invested wisely in turning your home green, so now …

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What Now, of the Kilimanjaro Mountain Crew?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 28, 2020, 3:57 p.m.

How a tiny African non-profit and its Partner climbing companies are taking steps to help the lives of thousands of Kilimanjaro guides and porters during this virus crisis.

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Here's a bird's-eye view of SANCCOB

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 18, 2020, 6:35 p.m.

There has been a shift in the reality and 'normalcy' we have come to know and we will persevere to rise above it.

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The fantastic four who are no longer in lockdown

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 15, 2020, 9:04 p.m.

Bringing some much needed good news to these uncertain times, international wildlife charity Born Free

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Instilling an affinity towards recycling in today's youth

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 8, 2020, 7:22 p.m.

When it comes to recycling, every bit helps. Few things act as a testament to this well-known saying more than the results obtained by participating schools in The Glass Recycling …

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Water scarcity is the next big challenge

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 23, 2020, 6:29 a.m.

There is another crisis looming: that of water scarcity. On 22 March every year the South African government adopts World Water Day as a time to underline the importance of …

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Global Recycling Day 2020: Creating value for the economy and the environment

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 13, 2020, 10:03 a.m.

Recycling is a vital part of the circular economy. It provides material input back into our market and minimises the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

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Next Level Education and Training Expansion for SANCCOB

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 12, 2020, 5:10 p.m.

At the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), we have news to share of an incredible new development at our Table View centre in Cape Town.

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Converting waste on Global Recycling Day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 11, 2020, 11:41 a.m.

Wednesday, March 18, is celebrated the world over as World Recycling Day, On the day, it is important that we all reflect on the role we play every day in …

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Coastal Ghost Teams up with Atholton Primary School and Atlas Copco to Clean Addington Beach

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 25, 2020, 5:27 a.m.

Coastal Ghost (aka Stefan Graunke), together with Atholton Primary and Atlas Copco, teamed up on Thursday, 20 February to clean one of Durban’s landmark beaches namely, Addington Beach which is …

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riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 24, 2020, 5:49 a.m.

Climate change data indicates that South Africa is showing signs of heating at twice the global average. According to The National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy “there is evidence that extreme …

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Meat the Change to change people's meat-eating habits

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 13, 2020, 9:05 a.m.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of reducing meat consumption, the associated benefits for the environment and human health, and to support the farmers who raise animals …

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Exemplary environmental credentials

Cape Span Oct. 21, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

Dr Paul Clüver, Capespan chairman and owner of Paul Clüver Wines,has been awarded The Drinks Business Lifetime Achievement Green Award at a ceremony in London on 11 February. Read More...

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Local community pressure in Zambia brings a halt to wild animal captures

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 25, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

International wildlife charity Born Free is delighted to announce that local communities in Zambia have prevented the capture of wild animals from South Luangwa National Park, and their transfer to …

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South African NPO wins global Climate Action Award

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 10, 2019, 9:29 a.m.

Cape Town based environmental organisation, I AM WATER, has won the prestigious Beyond Sport “Sport for Climate Action Collective Impact Award”, supported by the Swedish Postcode Foundation, for sharing ocean …

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The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve says NO to cub petting!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 9, 2019, 9:02 a.m.

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind will no longer be offering cub petting to the public, with immediate effect.

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EU must be stopped as they are set to condemn young elephants to a life of hell

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 23, 2019, 11:35 a.m.

NGOs, celebrities and government representatives worldwide are doing everything they can to sway what could be one of the most controversial decisions in wildlife history.

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