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Water, water everywhere, only if we share.

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Water water everywhere, only if we share – this is the official slogan of World Water Day, which will be celebrated around the world tomorrow. I had a think about all the things that I do to save water, and also created a “to do” list for some new ideas that I’d like to start. If you have any water saving ideas, please leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you. Continue reading

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April’s food

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9th April was Family Day – a time to celebrate and think about all things to do with family. Have you ever wondered how much water goes into preparing a meal for your family? Food for thought. Continue reading

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Burning Water

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Today is the last day of water month and we’ve just completed some research on how much water goes into the food we eat and the energy we use. Did you know that a 250g steak requires 3875 litres of water!

We usually think about the carbon emissions from different energy types, but it is also important to consider the impacts of our lifestyle habits involving energy choices on fresh water resources. Any effort spent on energy use reductions and a sharpened awareness in the choices we make will impact directly on our water footprint.

We still have two tickets to the Two Oceans Aquarium to give away – leave a comment on our blog and they could be yours! Continue reading

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World Water Day – how can I make a difference?

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The 22nd of March is World Water Day – a time to create awareness about the importance of using our water wisely. Did you know that South Africa is one of the world’s top 20 most water-scarce countries? With this in mind, we’ve put together some interesting stories that may inspire you to start saving water. Do you have an interesting water story you’d like to share? We have 2 tickets to the Two Oceans Aquarium to giveaway for the best story. 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

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How to save water in your home

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March is water month and Gary Fahy has put together some great ideas for saving water for us. Do you still use clean, drinking water to water your garden and wash your car? If you can’t face the thought of using clean water for these things check out some options suiting all pockets and requirements. What do you do to save water? Do you have any tips or ideas to share? 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