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The first inaugural Generation Earth Youth Summit on climate change will be taking place on 26 and 27 October at Thaba Ya Batswana in Johannesburg. After its launch earlier this year, Generation Earth Council's have been started around the country by the youth, for the youth, with the youth.
Did you know that in our country all the used PET containers ' your clear beverage and water bottles ' collected for recycling are recycled into local products?
Recycling in Pretoria is going from strength to strength. All homes, flats and townhouses are now served by a domestic recycling collection company.
WWF-SA's Water Balance Programme recently received R9 million from Nedbank to invest in South Africa's critical water catchment areas.
Around two thirds of South Africa's surface area is heavily dependent upon its groundwater. Pulled underground by gravity and stored in mainly non-porous rock cavities, groundwater is a valuable resource, especially in times of drought. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)'s, Western Cape branch hosted a workshop last week to address the issue of Oils and Solvents as hazardous waste, and the correct manner in which to store and dispose of these two substances, which could otherwise cause irreversible damage to our precious groundwater.
You remember that we wrote the story of Mr Leslie Steenkamp who tried to rid his Plumstead house of borer-beetles, but instead ended up losing it due to an over-application of a pesticide CTX 108 by a fumigation company, Pestokil.
'Engaging the Private Sector for Africa's Agri-Food Growth' was the theme of this year's AgriBusiness Forum held in Johannesburg.
Globally governments influence energy and climate change policy by either taxing the excessive use of energy, or granting tax rebates on reduced energy demand.
In recent months South Africa has seen a dramatic change in its energy policy as the Department of Energy, NERSA and Eskom have taken steps to move to a renewable energy future.
In Part 2 of the CSP Today South Africa Guide, we look at how South Africa should be readily embracing concentrating solar power (CSP) as a low-carbon, sustainable, base load energy alternative to coal. So why do its energy authorities remain unconvinced?
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.
Greenpeace Africa's quirky new renewable energy campaign, Use Me More, is a plea from the South African sun and wind to be used more as renewable energy sources. Instead of letting them blow away dandelions and give us a tan, we'd like them to power our country!
At a demonstration given recently by the Vuka Energy Savings Team at the RDP Centre in Zwelihle, Hermanus, a very appreciative audience thoroughly enjoy the presentation given by Florentina Radebe (pictured), with Anton Boshoff of Blue Moon, Stanford, showing his latest Rocket Stove, which generated much interest from the men attending the morning's offerings.
Today, 550 members from 61 countries are working together to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy in urban and rural Africa in order to improve peoples' livelihoods and to protect the environment.
What would you do for One Trillion Rand, or ZAR 1,000,000,000,000? Or perhaps I should rather ask these questions: What would Companies do to take a slice of a ZAR 1,000,000,000,000 cake? What would politicians do ensure some gravy from a ZAR 1,000,000,000,000 train?
SWC welcomes the recent decision by Minister Ndebele for a review of tolling as a means of financing road construction. This decision provides a partial vindication of SWC's decade long campaign against the N2 Wild Coast Toll road proposal and public concerns about the exclusion of the social and economic impacts of tolling in the EIA process.
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 Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has announced the launch of the Pilot Certification Programme of the 4th Green Star SA rating tool ' the Green Star SA Public & Education Building PILOT Rating Tool.
The ICC has received a certificate confirming that the Durban International Convention Centre's Environmental Management System complies with the rigorous performance standards set by the International Standards Organisation.