The late Mrs Thatcher arguably did more than any major UK politician at the time to legitimise the environment as a concern at the highest level.
“South Africa’s poor performance is mostly because of the environmental devastation caused by the overexploitation of our limited water supply,” says Harold Smook, founder of Urban Roots – Sustainable Communities Initiative and registered Professional Engineering Technologist.
Youth-focussed environmental organisation, Generation Earth, launched the concept of its second Youth Summit in Johannesburg late last year. This year’s Summit will take place on 9 March.
The UK Government's £3bn flagship scheme to encourage private sector money flow into low carbon technology and green initiatives is on the hunt for projects with which to formally launch in October.
An interview with Liliana Madrigal reveals how the Amazon Conservation Team achieved success by abandoning conventional land protection practices and following the guidance of shamans.
Governments arrive in Rio for final talks ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) – offering the last opportunity to seek out the strong, ambitious and action-oriented final outcome that has so far eluded them.
Brian Saunders and Sheree Anne Marinus received R15 000 bursary cheques each for their studies in built environments during ‘live’ interviews with Gareth Burley on the Southern African Associaion for Energy Efficiency's radio programme The Green Hour with Kingfisher FM.
Over the past 21 years the WWF-Nedbank Green Trust has contributed nearly R115 million to more than 180 environmental projects in South Africa.
Ever since the 60’s, rock music has expressed environmental and personal concerns and commented on a world gone wrong. One of the big voices from that time, talented singer/songwriter Dory Previn's long and fascinating life came to an end in mid February.
An atlas that contains mapped rivers, wetland and estuary priority areas in South Africa was launched by the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, earlier this week.
Sheltered from the fierce heat of the Namboomspruit sun, 16 Mokopane community members gathered for an Earth Forum in the cool shadows of an oasis of tall palm trees.
These days few can dispute mankind is in dire need of alternative, renewable and sustainable energy sources. Few can moreover argue the necessity for energy development that does not come at the adverse auxiliary cost to the environment.
With rhinos on the brink of extinction, it is no surprise that amazing conservation efforts are attempted in Africa to save them. Enough so to be noticed by an international panel of judges. Raoul du Toit, International Rhino Foundation's African Rhino Programme Coordinator, has received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize (Africa).
Thousands of offices at some of the world's leading corporations supported WWF's Earth Hour 'lights out' initiative this year, joining the call for effective action on climate change. Companies encouraged staff to join the hundreds of millions of other individuals from every continent who turned their lights off for one hour at 8.30 pm on Saturday, 27 March.
Artists are much in demand to communicate critical environmental information straight to the gut and help facilitate the much needed awareness in our society. The final year art students at Stellenbosch University received an assignment this year to do a sustainability project.
"The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river." - Ross Perot
The African Renaissance team have no doubt been in the river getting their hands dirty this past year and the hard work, dedication and vision of 'Green TV Team' is starting to bear fruit. Yesterday, at the 22nd annual SAB Environmentalist and Environmental Journalists of the Year Awards, African Renaissance Productions were honoured with a merit award in the Radio and Television Category for its series, The Nature of Change.