Greyton is a small rural community in the Overberg. In January 2012, Greyton became one of South Africa's first Transition Towns.
There is a global surge towards designing greener – and more cost effective - buildings and cities and South Africa is in an ideal position to lay the foundations for it in Africa.
Folk icon and activist Richie Havens has died after suffering a heart attack this morning. He was 72. Havens is best known as one of the standout artists from the original Woodstock festival and film, though his career went far beyond just that career-making performance.
The Cape Craft and Design Institute's annual collection of innovative handmade Western Cape products showcases some outstanding examples of upcycled design.
Motorists, residents and even officials are baffled as to how a hooded figure in a green boat landed up on the Black River.
Love is in the air. The weather is scorchingly beautiful and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We live in a part of the world where there are plenty of eco-friendly and inexpensive ways to celebrate love on this day.
Have you started a business making a product that enables others to live more sustainably? This might be your chance to get your story told!
Take a few moments to imagine what you would like our world to look like in 20 years’ time. Look at your neighbourhood, your town, your school and your work. What would be different in the healthy, sustainable world we are working towards? What would it sound and smell like? What would people be talking about?
Extreme adventurer Braam Malherbe has set his sights on circumnavigating the Tropic of Capricorn in a bid to raise awareness for I-Saw, a charity that focuses on children with cleft palates and burn scars. To date he has risen over R2.5-million.
In the third Deschutes River Recording, Laura Gibson rises cliffside to put a spiritual spin on "Down by the Riverside." It's another river song, sung riverside, to benefit the Deschutes River Conservancy.
In 2010, a warm-hearted, creative woman in Kleinmond had the idea of teaching jobless women to make gift bags from waste paper.
Eight artists are exhibiting artworks that inspire dialogue about the environment, at this year's Green Expo in Cape Town.
The objective of the design competition was to design the most innovative and practical trolley that could be pulled behind a bicycle for the collection of recyclables.
It is time that we drop the word ‘waste’ from our dictionaries. That’s where you find this noun explained as ‘squandering and careless spending’, relating also to the verb’s meaning of ‘expending needlessly and destroying completely.’
Has film played a significant role in your life? Have you ever watched a film that influenced your direction, or changed the way you feel or what you do? Laurence Dworkin and George Davis, coordinators of the CareTakers project, believe that film can indeed change the way we feel, think and act.
The Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (GEDS) course has become an important reference in the field of sustainability. The course is based on the four key dimensions of sustainability proposed by Gaia Education - the social, ecological, economic and worldview dimensions – as an integral and holistic approach to sustainable design.
The Landmark Foundation is currently hosting an art exhibition at the Grahamstown Arts Festival. A life-sized leopard is on display, which was crafted by some talented young students out of gin traps and scrap metal. Other artists have also donated works for raising awareness and funds for leopard conservation.
Over the centuries, nature had to overcome every obstacle that we humans are also faced with today. How to transport liquids, colour things, cure illnesses, fix objects to all surfaces - to name but a few.
Correcting the imbalances of the past is the core message arising from the Princess Vlei Controversy. "I tell you I will lie down in front of any bulldozer!" said a resident who has lived within the environs of Princess Vlei for more than 60 years.