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Here’s a weekend away with a difference…

Spend a weekend away in Africa's southern-most forest - plant trees, listen to live music, enjoy great food and good vibes! Set aside 11-13 May 2012 -  because it's time for the Reforest Fest 2012 in the magical Platbos forest!   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Sunday 22 April is Earth Day: Play your part for our Earth.

We are calling on companies and individuals in SA to take up the challenge. And what is The Challenge? ... From 16 - 22 April 2012, South African companies and individuals must take up the challenge to implement changes that target various areas of sustainability. There is also a great competition to enter and win.   Read More...




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Climate Hero Awards now cover all of Africa.

The Climate Change Leadership Awards, first established in South Africa in 2009, have now been extended to include all of Africa and have been rebranded as the Climate Hero Awards Africa. There are now only four categories and an overall winner, who gets R250 000 for a nominated climate beneficiary.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Company committed to playing their part in saving the environment.

Southern Sun’s participation in Earth Hour on Saturday 31 March proved, once again, their commitment to operate the business in a responsible manner and in ways that do not jeopardise the environment or deplete the world’s natural resources.   Striving to turn Earth Hour awareness into sustainable behavioural change, Southern Sun started educating guests and staff on the Earth Hour initiative weeks before 31 March.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
South Africa faces a looming water shortfall of 2,7-billion cubic metres by 2030.

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risk Report 2012 lists a global water supply crisis as the second most important global risk, second to a major systemic failure of our financial systems, according to this report, courtesy Global Carbon Exchange – http://www.globalcarbonexchange.com/.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
It's 'lights out' for Red Carnation hotels on Saturday, 31 March.

In support of the international environmental initiative, Earth Hour (#EarthHour), the luxury boutique hotels within the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa, will be switching off lights on Saturday 31 March - and invite guests to dine by candle light instead.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
The first group to make sustainability management a brand standard.

Hilton Sandton’s highly successful energy efficiency programme has landed the hotel  top honours in the region, and will serve as a role model for Hilton Worldwide’s 52 other hotels in the Middle East and Africa.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
The aim: To create awareness about climate change.

In a bid to address climate change by creating awareness and educating communities about climate change, MTN has planted 3,500 trees in four months and the telecommunications giant is on course to reach its target of 5,500 by Earth Day, next month.   Read More...




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A new kind of business intelligence needed.

South African legislation will soon require companies to account for their carbon emissions as well as other non-traditional data such as energy, sustainability efforts, environmental performance and corporate social investment.   Read More...




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You get creative, that’s how!

Greenpop’s Trees for Zambia project in July will see over 5,000 indigenous and fruit trees planted in and around Livingstone by schoolchildren, farmers, local businesses and volunteers. The trees are being grown at the Zambezi Nkuku nursery in Livingstone and others... but where do the funds come from for Greenpop to buy the trees, compost and other inputs?   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
… And they are doing so with a new currency.

The nebulous (to some) greenhouse gas (GHG) issue comes to the fore every now and then and environmentalists constantly make us a bit uneasy about the effects of global warming and the impact it can have on our lives. Most people tend to dismiss the warnings, but luckily, there are some who take it more seriously once they understand the extent of the threat.   Read More...




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Are you young, and you have an idea worth sharing…?

This March, Johannesburg joins 14 cities on 6 continents in hosting TED 2013 Worldwide Auditions, a public search to uncover new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear, themed “The Young, The Wise, The Undiscovered”.   Read More...




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They urge an end to policy and governance failures to tackle social and environmental crises.

Top scientists recently urged governments to replace GDP as a measure of wealth, end damaging subsidies, and transform systems of governance to set humanity on a new path to a better future - or risk climate, biodiversity and poverty crises that will spawn greater problems worldwide.   Read More...




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There's a danger this pristine environment's ecosystems might be disturbed .

Antarctica’s reputation as one of the most pristine environments on earth is being threatened by foreign plants and animals that are unwittingly being brought to the icy continent in the luggage of tourists and scientists. Changing climates are making matters worse, and are making it easier for these plants to establish, to become invasive, and to ultimately disturb the naturally occurring Antarctic ecosystems.   Read More...




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How would you do that? Simple (well, not really)... crochet a coral reef...

“Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Twice a week, the Woodstock Art Reef Project (WARP) meet with an unusual mission: they are crocheting a coral reef   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Company wins award for E-site.

Flexenclosure, a specialist provider of intelligent power management solutions for base stations, has won the GSMA 2012 Global Mobile Award recognising “excellence, achievement and innovation within the mobile communications industry”.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Trimming trees brings eco benefits - and some great compost!

 

In late January, Cape Town based City Sightseeing announced the latest endeavour in their sustainability journey. The company is passionate about sustainability and embarked on the sustainability path a number of years ago.   Read More...




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Tourists’ donations to help fight global warming.

The Cape Country Meander rolls out Voluntary Carbon Tax Programme in Responsible Tourism Week 2012 to help tourists, and tourist operators in the region, to do more to combat global warming.   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity

The Greenpop team took delivery of a branded Daihatsu Gran Max sponsored by Daihatsu for transporting trees to 'under-greened' schools, crèches and community centres.

 
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COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity

Organizations, government and big brands are even going a step forward with this, by moving towards maintaining a neat and livable environment for generations to come.   Read More...



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