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World Wetlands Day

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This Sunday is Word Wetlands Day, a day for preserving and protecting one of our most threatened ecosystems. Our local Princess Vlei, in Grassy Park, is being threatened by a new shopping mall development. You can help save this precious ecosystem by signing the petition. I also share with you a list of all the wetlands in Cape Town which I encourage you to visit on Sunday. Continue reading

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Project 90 urges new Minister of Energy to listen to the youth

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In an open letter to the new Energy Minister, Ben Martins, published in the Cape Times today Happy Khambule urges him to let the youth of South Africa have a voice in our energy future.

Happy writes: “I cannot stress this enough: WE DO NOT WANT NUCLEAR ENERGY.
The ball is in your court. Please open up a process to get South African citizen opinion on whether to invest in nuclear energy. We’re counting on you”. Read on to see the full letter. Continue reading

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Beyond Preposterous – the corporate art of greenwashing

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I hope you had an appropriately silly April Fool’s day yesterday and didn’t have the wool pulled over your eyes too badly. I am a great trickster and enjoy pulling pranks on my friends and colleagues. The one place I don’t like to be fooled though is with false advertising or green washing. And it happens more often than we’d like to think. Continue reading

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Enough. For All. Forever.

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How do you make a house, using sustainable materials, for under a $1000? Can breeding flies reduce overfishing? Why do humans repeatedly make the same mistakes? Well, these were some of the many questions addressed at the inaugural Sustain our Africa Summit which our Financial Coordinator, Richard Halsey attended. Continue reading

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Project 90 and civil society at COP17

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In the third part of our COP17 series we look at the role of civil society in the global negotiations and why Project 90 resolved to stay away from Durban last December. Continue reading

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Living off-grid – it can be done

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This week is National Water Week, a time to remind ourselves not to waste this precious resource. Could you live without water from your local municipality or electricity from Eskom? Although for many citizens in SA this is a daily reality, it is rare to see this happening in a more affluent neighbourhood. I met two amazing pioneers whose dream is to be totally water and energy self-sufficient and I was lucky enough to receive a guided tour of their incredible home. Continue reading

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Ho Ho Ho – Merry Thriftmas

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International Buy Nothing Day is this coming Saturday 26 November. And this will be great practice for this year’s Buy Nothing Christmas! We’ve found some great ideas for alternative gifts which will save you money and reduce your Christmas carbon footrpint. Continue reading