Earth Hour 2013 continues where 2012 left off and urges the world’s population to go beyond the hour, with pledges and dares to help put a stop to climate change. There are also a whole bunch of things to do in the dark, happening all over SA! Read More
The science of earth observation (EO) is gaining ground in South Africa. It gives us a new perspective on our planet, helps us understand our environment, and uses satellite information to anticipate climate variations such as drought or floods.
July 2011 saw Coca-Cola company Valpré open doors to one of the greenest manufacturing plants to ever hit South African soil. Located near a high quality water source southeast of Johannesburg in a town called Heidelberg. Read More
Did you know that waste can be converted into energy? Peoples Power Africa are using biodigester technologies to set up dignified sanitation systems at rural schools in the Eastern Cape; not only do these systems work to recycle and sterilise waste water Read More
Lexmark South Africa’s ink cartridge recycling initiative for babies (Crib) is putting empty printer cartridges to good use by protecting the environment and helping children in need.
Last Monday, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States with power and destruction in its eyes. This Superstrom has created a mess to be cleaned and took the lives of over 50 US citizens. It is a sad, scary reality and many of us are wondering, is this happening because of global warming?
The environmental friendliness of packaging is a big topic at the moment. We as consumers are becoming more conscious of packaging’s impact and how it can be the cause of irreparable damage to the environment, such as congesting the oceans or taking thousands of years to decompose. Read More
When it comes to light bulbs, choosing compact fluorescent lamps (or CFLs) is a great energy-saving option as they are four times more efficient than the incandescent kind. But did you know that CFLs contain mercury? What are the potential risks for you and your family? Find out here. Read More
Our city is going to become more cyclist friendly, thanks to local campaign Bicycle Cape Town. The efforts of a handful of activists has translated into a commitment by The City of Cape Town to construct proper cycling facilities along the full length of Albert Road in Woodstock. Read More