Category Archives: Climate Change Activism

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Transforming our local community

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At Project 90, we work with many communities all around South Africa, and so we decided that it would be good to work in our own community too! We hosted an informative session for the local residents in Harfield Village, where our office is based. We discussed how the energy crisis is affecting our local communities and presented some of the practical solutions available. Continue reading

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Clear the air

Eskom has recently applied to be exempt from South Africa’s minimum emission standards. Here is a short seven minute video which shows how the impacts of Eskom’s coal-fired power stations are creating heavily polluted air breathed in by people living in the Highveld region in Mpumalanga. Continue reading

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Youth Month: empowering our young citizens

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The YouLead-Collective (YLC) realizes the significance of National Youth Day and the celebration of the nation’s youth during the month of June. We join South African youth in the commemoration of this day as we pay tribute to the gallant sons and daughters of South Africa who took justice to the streets of Soweto.

The YLC held its first retreat for the year at a farm just two hours outside of Cape Town. We were able to bring in 25 of our members from various provinces across the country together to develop a work strategy for the next six months. Continue reading

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“Eco Rechargers” Club promote environment

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The “Eco Rechargers” are one of Project 90’s environmental clubs, based at Tshwane University of Technology, in Pretoria. They took part in in Wellness event held at Melrose House Museum aiming to inspire, raise and promote environmental awareness. The Eco … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Western roots of the climate change crisis

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Eight Project 90 staff and volunteers were invited to attend the Climate Reality Leadership Training in Johannesburg last month. Al Gore and his team are travelling the world to teach and share experiences of climate change to create climate leaders across the globe. Blessing Mutiti, a Project 90 volunteer, reflects on the training and whether the responsbility for solving climate change should sit with the industrialised Western countries who caused it. Continue reading

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Project 90 Action Heroes

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Our Project 90 club members took part in a specially designed leadership workshop, awarding them for the inspirational work they have done in their schools the previous year in creating low carbon communities. The purpose of this workshop was to give our learners a fun, practical lesson on how to make renewable energy they can use from everyday materials and to help them develop their leadership skills, and give these inspiring young leaders an “Action Hero” status. Daniel Robinson, our National Clubs Coordinator, tells us more about this special day. Continue reading

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The Lost Mountain Project

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Richard Halsey, our Financial Coordinator,  is a mix of many things. At Project 90 he is part of our operations team, assisting with our finances, budgets and payments. But on the weekends he is adventuring on any vertical surface he … Continue reading