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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 club attacks aliens

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St George’s Grammar Project 90 club spent the weekend clearing invasive Port Jackson trees out in Botriver. They worked hard all weekend clearing trees and litter – well done guys! Club member Matthew Daniels sent us a story about their weekend. Continue reading

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5 days, 15 kgs and 80 kms

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I recently did an epic hike through the Fish River Canyon in Southern Namibia, the second biggest canyon in the world. I had to carry everything I needed for the five days that it would take to walk the 80 km trail. Although I tried really hard to pack light, my backpack weighed a hefty 15 kilos. But the realisation that I could actually survive on what I can carry on my own back for almost a week was profound. It made me realise how much ‘stuff’ I have back home and I’m hoping this experience will give me the push that I need to start trimming down my cluttered life. Continue reading

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Local school leads the way in sustainability

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The 9th of April is Family Day, so this month our theme here at Project 90 will focus around the family, giving you ideas and tips to cut carbon at home and start living a greener lifestyle. Our first story for the month is about an amazing school in Kommetjie. Sasha Wainwright, our Programme Administrator, is also a qualified pre- school teacher. She has always dreamt of a school that is holistic in its approach and has a healthy environment, teaches young people to love the earth we live on and create a space of integrity for our earth and all its creatures. She recently visited Imhoff Waldorf School in Kommetjie and foundit inspirational. Using the re-use, recycle approach, this school is an example to us all of how we really can make a difference in the world on so many levels. Continue reading

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Unexpected Life in the Khayelitsha Wetlands

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Taryn Pereira from the Environmental Monitoring Group and local residents are doing some amazing work rejuvenating the wetlands in Khayelitsha. Wetlands are an important part of our ecosystems, supporting many plant and animal species, cleansing water and preventing floods. Continue reading