Category Archives: Sustainable living

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Pasta a la carbon-ara

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Have you ever found yourself wondering what the most environmentally friendly way to cook pasta might be? Gary has. It may seem like an odd thing to wonder about, but think about it: there are a number of different ways to get a pot of water on the boil in the typical home e.g. the kettle, gas or electric hob, solar cooker… Alongside this, he has also been interested in the difference in carbon impacts of gas and electric stoves, so he bundled these ponderings together, put together a few experiments and his results were very surprising… Continue reading

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Nappy Free Baby

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Sunday is Fathers’ Day, and I hope you will be spending some quality time with the special men in your life. Daniel, our National Clubs Coordinator, has recently become a father, and he has taken quite an unusual approach to fatherhood . As part of his commitment to tread lightly on our planet, he is bringing up his baby girl nappy free. Well done Daniel, this is an inspiring story! Continue reading

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Stuff, stuff and more stuff…

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Hopefully you have remembered that it is Mother’s day coming up on Sunday and plan to spend some quality time with the special women in your life. Natalie, our communications coordinator recently become a mother and discovered how much stuff you need for the new little person in your life. She shares some tips on how to keep things green at home with a baby. Continue reading

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The Great Heater Debate

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We’re having a heater debate here at the Project 90 office, as winter slowly approaches. Our office is freezing in winter, and despite dressing warmly (hats, gloves and scarves!) we still have a need for heating. Our office has panel heaters as well as gas heaters and we have been debating which is the most carbon efficient way of heating our office. Does it make sense to use the panel heaters when it means having to leave them on overnight to keep the room warm? I remembered that Gary Fahy wrote an article comparing different types of heating, and have re-posted it here. It makes for interesting reading. Continue reading

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Ethical Investing

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I hope you enjoyed Workers’ Day yesterday. To celebrate this important day, our theme here at Project 90 for May is workers and Africa. For those of us fortunate to have a regular income, its hard to have the discipline to save money every month, but personal sustainability is just as important as sustainability for our planet. Today I look at a new green fund offered by 3 Laws Capital, based here in Cape Town. Continue reading