Burning wetland stops us in our tracks
On Friday afternoon we were about to hit ‘send’ to release this issue, when a thick smoke invaded our office like a ghost. We ran outside to see the wetland beyond our wall go up in flames – fanned by a strong wind blowing in our direction.
New climate dialogue needed
“Are the right people in the climate change debating room? Evidence shows climate change hugely impacts on the health and the welfare of children, but conversations in the negotiation process seem removed from this reality and finding solutions for this suffering.”
Lifeline of a Healthy Ecosystem - World Wetlands Day
This year the theme of World Wetlands Day will be ‘Wetlands & Tourism,’ celebrated on Thursday 2 February 2012. This will celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty signed on 2 February 1971 in Iran for the protection of wetlands worldwide. 160 countries have since signed the treaty.
Africa Energy Indaba 2012
The Africa Energy Indaba is coming! Check out this youtube video that they put together for the event.
Recording Studios Hit Play On Solar Power
The idea of a solar-powered recording studio seems to be gaining traction as studios convert and bands both big and small seek out an alternative energy recording solution.
Wiping out World Hunger – One Meat Burger at a Time
800 million of the one billion starving people in the world would have food to eat if Americans all became vegetarian.
How Green is your Apple?
sIn the 21st century, where just about everything you do contributes to the decline of the planet, some scepticism remains about the greenness of the modern invention.
CCLA sponsors prolong fight against climate change
The Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA), the first awards in Africa that recognise, reward, motivate and celebrate businesses, communities, youth, schools and individuals, have attracted significant sponsorships and partnerships in 2011 from some of South Africa's leading businesses, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations.
A Cross-country Food Journey
By raising awareness, Food With A Story hope to shift the choices people make, in turn encouraging more growers, manufacturers and suppliers to improve their ecological footprints.
Green Building 2012 to provide answers
Why has green building not become standard practice for new buildings and refurbishments in South Africa?
Communities deal with aftermath of heavy rain and floods
The worst might be over, but now reality strikes. Hundreds of people in Mozambique, Limpopo and Mpumalanga must now pick up the pieces of their already difficult lives after heavy rain and floods left them destitute and the community in shambles.
Free our Chapman’s Peak
On Sunday a wonderful gathering of families with children and dogs met to challenge the proposal of a major office block set to be built on Chapman’s Peak, estimated to cost around R58 million.
Steer clear of this climate ‘Ponzi scheme’
Africa can do better than invest faith and state resources in yet another Ponzi scheme — the ‘privatisation of the air’.
Tonight! One Man, One Cow, One Planet
Tonight, an important film is being shown at The Hub in Woodstock. "How to save the world - One Man, One Cow, One Planet".
No need to panic about the approaching solar flare
South Africans have flooded social networks after rumours that an approaching solar flare was deadly.
GM giant BASF leaves Europe
Friends of the Earth International is delighted to hear that Germany-based BASF is halting the development and commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.