South Africans have long been faced with a limited choice of mode for their daily commute. For most, the options remain the private car, crowded taxis, or less than reliable and user friendly public transport. Liftshare South Africa seeks to change that.
Since 2004, cities across the world have co-created and shared the experience of the world's largest naked event that seeks to create environmental awareness through clean initiatives such as cycling.
The City of Cape Town has asked residents and motorists to consider public transport wherever possible or to walk or cycle in order to take the sting out of the recent significant fuel price hike.
The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is now planning the creation of an extensive electric carsharing program. For obvious reasons, the country could significantly cut back its reliance on imported fossil fuels. The new electric car sharing program is good step in that direction. The unstated eventual goal, is of course, an oil-free Israel.
In an attempt to make cycling safer and reduce inner-city traffic, the cycle lane in Bree Street between Strand Street and Waterkant has been colourised green as a test phase.
A German study has been published, offering a breakdown of the greenest premium carmakers in Germany. Meanwhile, Greenpeace's issues with Volkswagen continue.
Findalift.co.za is all about encouraging South Africans to share journeys, and the benefits are significant!
After being in a major car accident, Dan Claasen decided to find a solution to our traffic problem, and created a lift-sharing platform that is now used by over 5000 people.
Responses to the global challenge of climate change cannot be disconnected from the other global challenges, such as the financial crisis, peak oil/energy security, food security, waste generation, water and soil degradation, and the destruction of habitat and extinction of species.
Is your New Mobility project moving minds as well as people? Then enter the SMART Mobility EnterPrize competition and you could find yourself moving in new mobility circles at Rio+20, and beyond.
The production and import of new tyres in South Africa will be subject to a R2,30 a kilogram levy to be used for collection and recycling, the group which will manage a waste tyre management plan, said on Tuesday.
Rapid transit and safe cycling/walking networks are good for both health and climate – and climate experts should consider more systematically how these strategies can reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector, one of the world's major contributors to climate change, says a new WHO report.
The very definition of the word points to a long-term strategy, integral to every operation that intends to survive and be successful. Sustainability need not be incorporated into business at the expense of development and profitability. It is the essence of long-term development and profitability, which has a survival connotation to the notion.
After a beguiling journey through some of South Africa’s remote communities, the Climate Train has reached its final destination in time for the biggest conference SA has ever hosted.
Transport authorities are confident that there will be no unnecessary traffic delays or problems during the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban from 28 November to 12 December 2011.
Now that we know that it is possible for a car rental company to be super serious about their water and carbon footprints, what are they doing about their waste? Avis has invested significantly in the implementation of a comprehensive waste management programme throughout the business.
Today we figured out from first hand experience why Kimberley is known as the city of diamonds. We might not have found a hidden bag of jewels, but what we did find was something far more valuable.