The search is on for individuals and organisations that contribute to the well-being of the Earth, its wonderful biodiversity and natural resources. If you are such an individual or organisation – you could enter the Eco-Logic Awards.
UCT professor Ralph Hamann says complex social and environmental problems can only be addressed if business integrates an understanding of their socio-ecological context in strategy making and execution.
The choices that we make (or fail to make) in the next few years may determine whether the human species survives, or goes the way of the wooly mammoth and the sabre tooth tiger.
This year the theme of the day is ‘Wetlands take care of water’ and the aim of the day is to draw attention to wetland habitats and the vital role they play in the environment and the human economy.
What is it is to be human in our world of today and be able to care for and to become guardians of our earth, instead of only users and plunderers of its gifts?
World Environment Day celebrations mark four decades of continuous dedication to bring environmental awareness into every home on the planet. It also brings the world to a singular moment for ushering in changes to ensure there is no conflict between economic and environmental health.
Greening the Bush is a student-run project that aims to cultivate and harbour a culture of environmental sustainability amongst students at the University of the Western Cape. They hope that the success thereof will infiltrate their respective communities.
CapeNature is currently in negotiations with the Tierkranz Trust which will see the Dwars River under formal protection through the establishment of a Protected Environment.
After launching its Ultra Low Sulphur fuel, Total has taken the next step in the quest for a greener planet by profiling ordinary South Africans who share a commitment to protecting the environment.
Zambia, Uganda, United States of America, Canada, Cameroon, Kenya and South Africa. These countries were all represented in one room to make their voices heard in the fight against climate change.
Singita Grumeti Reserves, located on the Western corridor of the Serengeti in Tanzania, recently opened an Environmental Education Centre (EEC) on the reserve, answering the urgent call by government to boost environmental awareness within communities.
The Centre for Energy and Electric Power (CEEP), Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at Tshwane University of Technology, announces its inaugural annual workshop on Energy and the Environment for Africa's Public Officers.
As concerns about the economic impact of climate change grows, more and more businesses and individuals are getting the environmental message at last! Every action in our lives can stand scrutiny from an environmental perspective.
"The evolving situation at Fukushima remains far from clear, but what we do know is that contamination from the release of Cesium-137 poses a significant health risk to anyone exposed. Cesium-137 has been one if the isotopes causing the greatest health impacts following the Chernobyl disaster, because it can remain in the environment and food chain for 300 years."
NaturCert announced the appointment of ETC-Africa as their South African partner. NaturCert operates through the international network of NaturCert representative offices and subsidiaries. Each network member is a separate and independent legal entity and operates locally in countries around the world. NaturCert's local partners provide NaturCert programs locally and perform marketing and communication activities in local business language.
Green terms like sustainable, organic and eco-friendly appear everywhere. At sea in all this greenspeak, how can we tell real claims from false? You may not be familiar with the term 'greenwashing' but you will have experienced it ' misleading marketing about the environmental benefits of a service or product.
As the environment emerged as an issue in the 70s, so going green became big business and companies were eager to be associated with saving the environment. In some cases the company's green image is patently false; in most cases companies are involved in 'random acts of greenness' such as tweaking policies, practices and products; and in some cases companies are truly green and are implementing systemic changes.
If you are concerned about the health of our planet then turn your attention to what lies under your feet. In the soil below are creatures that are responsible for producing the food we eat. Earthworms have been described by Darwin as the most important species on our planet and by Aristotle as 'the intestines of the earth'.
In the fall of 2004, two young environmentalists, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, triggered a firestorm of controversy with their essay, 'The Death of Environmentalism.' In it they argued that the politics that dealt with acid rain and smog can't deal with global warming. Society has changed, and our politics have not kept up. Environmentalism must die, they concluded, so that something new can be born.