The annual paddle event from the Indian to the Atlantic Oceans along Cape Town’s waterways takes place on 9th June. The aim of the annual paddle, joined this year by Riaan Manser, is to highlight the urgent need to deal with the social and environmental conditions of Cape Town’s inland waterways.
Of 1,3 million tons of plastic manufactured in our country, only 250 000 tons was recycled in 2011 – and most of that was post-consumer waste. This means that a big chunk more could have been recycled, according to Jacques Lightfoot, Sustainability Manager of Plastics SA.
Even in these belt-tightening times, consumers worldwide are going green, showing with their wallets an increased interest in products that have been produced in an environmentally conscious manner.
Registrations are underway for the 3rd Annual Waste Management and Recycling conference, which will be held on 18 &19 April 2013 in Johannesburg.
Africa’s potential as the next energy frontier will be highlighted at next month's Africa Energy Indaba Conference & Exhibition taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Joburg.
Solar energy, one of our most abundant locally sourced energy resources, plays a critical role in South Africa today. Experts are therefore welcoming the growing interest by developers and investors.
As ministers arrived at climate talks in the Qatari capital Doha, Greenpeace urged European countries not to take the side of Poland and Russia in a battle over whether to maintain the Kyoto Protocol’s biggest loophole and to make real progress on a deal to prevent catastrophic climate change.
A new report by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) has shown that less than 11% of currently provided climate finance meets the UN commitment of being "new and additional."
Green Economy is a term that is often used in a broad or very loose context. It is not simply a synonym for a low-carbon economy and it is also not a business club of organisations who have employed environmental PR agencies. Green economics is concerned with a system of environmentally responsible organisations that exist and grow because they do business with each other – they consistently increase the extent to which they produce and consume greener products and services.
Frogs are the most threatened group of species on Earth. These creatures of popular folklore are teetering on the brink of extinction and unless we act NOW to save them, South Africa too will start losing species.
The Sustain our Africa Youth Summit was held last month at the V&A Waterfront. 187 eager learners from 4 of Greenpop’s top performing beneficiary schools came out for a day of green learning.
The biggest waste conference to have been hosted in East London thus far brought together municipal as well as private entities to deliberate and to set up processes which will move our nation ahead in addressing crucial waste management issues.
The first Biogas SA 2012 Seminar, to be held in Joburg, is set to be a day of practical, hands-on information.
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 Western Cape is one step closer to finding long-term solutions for dealing with damage-causing jackal and caracal, reportedly costing farmers across South Africa a total of R20 million last year.
"It is hard to care about something if you can’t recognise or name it, so learning to name what you spot in nature is important.” So said Carmel Mbizo during the launch of iSpot, an online biodiversity application where all citizens from taxonomists to the domestic gardener can participate in biodiversity recording, monitoring and indentification.
Fairtrade Label South Africa celebrated their first ambassador this week, award-winning musician Loyiso Bala.
Following on the success of the launch of Viridis Africa 2011, where more than 20 major investment opportunities were presented to prospective investors, Viridis Africa is now soliciting business plans in the clean tech industry from entrepreneurs seeking funding to turn their projects to account.
A wolf in sheep’s clothing, we’ll all agree, is a dangerous beast. Yet, here in the UNFCCC wolves are walking among us on a daily basis, some easier to spot than others. Politicians are meant to be the masters of disguise, and some of their disguise attempts, while feeble, are passing muster. This article aims to reveal the wolf’s teeth and claws underlying the sheepish disguise of carbon capture and storage under the clean development mechanism.