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Project 90 School Clubs visit house made from waste

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A house built out of waste – is this even possible? Here’s what our volunteer, Sara Lingstaed from Berlin, found out when she joined our Cape Town clubs on a visit to the SEED homestead, a post carbon home built to the floor plan and budget of a RDP house. Continue reading

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Bike + Train = great commute

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Have you ever heard of a folding bicycle? This fantastic invention makes cycling and getting around so easy – you can take your bike on the train, pop it in the boot of a car, or carry it on your shoulder! Glen recently got one for himself and tells us about the new addtion to his bicycle family. (He is now the proud owner of no less than 4 bikes!) Do you have a different or interesting commute to work? Continue reading

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Project 90 joins worldwide Moving Planet movement

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Katherine Tredinnick, a Project 90 club member at Springfield, writes about last week’s Moving Planet event. With great pictures of the fantastic floats our clubs made for the procession.
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From MyCiti to the airport…

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Glen Tyler, our Campaigns Manager, took the recently launched My Citi Bus service to Cape Town International Airport. He tells us about his experience which he found was a reliable and safe option. Continue reading

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From rubbish tip to something hip

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I came across a small furniture shop called Recreate in Woodstock the other day, created and owned by Katie Thompson. She started her business just over 2 years ago and it has grown from strength to strength. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of shops in Cape Town all selling furniture, but what makes Katie’s business stand out is that all the items in her shop were previously something different, something completely different!

Taking reusing and recycling to a new level, Katie takes dicarded items from the rubbish dump, tip or dustbins and transforms them into something wonderfully original and useful. Continue reading

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Becoming a locavore

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Last month I wrote about Project 90’s first monthly carbon challenge: not using electricity for 24hours. This month our challenge was to only eat food grown within a 50 km radius of where you live. So I set out one sunny saturday morning to find out where my food comes from… with some surprising results. Do you know any great spots for local food? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Continue reading

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Nix nuclear from our energy mix

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Come and join the growing movement of people who oppose nuclear power being part of our energy mix in South Africa. Call for energy efficiency and renewable energy instead! There are three events happening in Cape Town next week and we hope to see you there! Continue reading