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Image: What's a Festival of Action? Greenpop is on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet. Our method - to plant trees and have fun doing it.

Greenpop is on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet. Our method - to plant trees and have fun doing it. So... we host festivals that bring cool people together to help cool the earth.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Encouraging a Low-Carbon Commute To put it in context, one terajoule of energy is enough energy to power a single family’s home for thirty years.
Did you know that private cars account for a staggering 87% of the energy used on transport in and out of the Central City today, and with this region currently using 7100 terajoules of energy per day, unchanged behaviour will see us consuming 12600 terajoules* per day by 2030?   Read More...

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Image: Greenpop Launches Cool as Folk in Gauteng Come party for trees with Greenpop in Gauteng, as they bring a two-night concert series to Johannesburg on Friday 28 Feb and Pretoria on Saturday 1 Ma

a Two-Night Fun-Raiser for Trees for Zambia 2014 featuring Jeremy Loops (Media Tickets Available!). Greenpop, the organisation that believes cooling the planet is COOL, is hosting their 7th "Cool as Folk" live music party series in Gauteng headlined by Jeremy Loops and Friends.


COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: RELIANCE & GREENPOP makes grand entrance at UTC Festival - with inspiring venture to neutralize festival-goers’ carbon footprint

For the first time ever, festival-goers at the annual Up The Creek festival will be given the chance to balance their ‘festival footprint’ – thanks to an inspiring venture dreamt up by the team at Reliance Compost and Greenpop, the greening partners of the event.   Read More...

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Image: Reliance Awarded 110% Green Flagship Status - this project is an important initiative of the Western Cape Government, calling organisations to commit to the Green Economy.

Reliance, the leading organic compost provider in the Western Cape has been awarded 110% Green Flagship status by Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape. The Marketing Manager of Reliance, Mieke van Blommestein, received the award recently at a High Tea held at Leeuwenhof, the official residence of the Premier.   Read More...

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Image: Chrysalis Academy gives a clean slate to the community Dan Plato the MEC of Community and Safety, other government officials and Chrysalis Academy students work together to uplift communities
At 7:30am on Tuesday morning the 16 July 2013 students from Chrysalis Academy departed to Mitchell’s plain to complete their community service as part of their 3 month course. The students were split up into three locations to remove vandalism off the walls of the resident’s homes.   Read More...

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Jonathan Deal accepted the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco on April 15

A prominent anti-fracking activist from South Africa was in Boulder County this week as part of a national tour of the areas most affected by hydraulic fracturing and other oil/gas operations.   Read More...

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In March 2012, three white rhino’s were brutally poached on Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.

One died that night and on 25 March the second bull passed away. Miraculously one of rhino’s survived, showing inspirational bravery and will to live. As fate would have it, almost exactly one year later Kariega welcomes a new rhino calf to their game reserve.   Read More...

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Image: Chrysalis students learn practical skills in CapeNature’s Youth Development Programme This programme was to raise the general level of environmental awareness and appreciation of the natural heritage.

Outdoor programme : Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is situated in Langeberg, about 22km northwest of Heidelberg, and comprises 250 ha of forest. The indigenous forest is the most noteworthy in the southwestern Cape and the largest remaining example in the Langeberg. Two day walks and a short cycle trail wind through Knysna high forest and mountain fynbos, with excellent bird-watching opportunities.   Read More...

Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Deforestation in Zambia This mini documentary is about the start of a story that needs to be told.

Makhulu Productions and Greenpop want to make a feature length documentary to complete the project and tell the stories of more people affected by the problem and working on solutions. Help us make a film to highlight deforestation in Zambia and the stories of local heros promoting a culture of preservation before it is too late.


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- the coolest conference this side of the equator.

We have launched Trees for Zambia 2013, a 3-week tree planting and eco-education action event in July to boost our ongoing initiative in Zambia. 2012's event saw 4135 trees planted in and around Livingstone, along with educational projects, seminars and LOTS of fun.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability

Global solar power plant developer SunEdison has broken ground at the site of its first project in South Africa – a solar-resource-rich country where it is hoping to develop a sizeable operating base and create the platform for further expansions into Africa.   Read More...

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Image: Greenpop launches Trees for Zambia 2013

In 2012 Greenpop launched Trees for Zambia, a reforestation and eco-awareness project which began with a 3-week tree planting event and was followed by an ongoing campaign to inspire awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources.   Read More...

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Image: UCLA professor leads effort to protect Africa's rainforests from ravages of climate change 'Africa is the continent predicted to be most severely affected by climate change...'
UCLA professor Thomas B. Smith will head an international research project investigating the effects of climate change on biodiversity in Central Africa's rainforests, under a US$4.95m grant from the National Science Foundation, writes UCLA's Alison Hewitt.   Read More...

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Image: Heavy rains shut down KNP Kruger shuts down bush camps, roads due to rain.
Skukuza - Heavy rains in the Kruger National Park have resulted in the temporary closure of bush camps and most of the roads in the Nxanatseni region today. Kruger Park managing executive Abe Sibiya said they decided to close the bush camps for the safety of their guests, writes Eric Mashaba of SAnews.gov.za.   Read More...

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In response to climate change, will a postage-sized-domain move uphill - and ultimately out of room?

Climate change is on your porch and in your backyard and living room - anywhere you bedeck with flowering plants, but global warming affects favourite flowers of garden and vase. This is true of plants around the world, including the proteas and the pelargoniums native to South Africa, writes Cheryl Dybas, of the National Science Foundation.   Read More...

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Parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought

A new study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought.   Read More...

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... And understanding the past can help us understand the present, and the future, even better.

High tech X-ray scanning equipment has opened up a whole new world to scientists studying delicate specimens such as fossils, skeletons and ancient manuscripts. Scientists are now able to see very precisely how evolution has led from animals that lived perhaps millions of years ago, to their modern decendants. Who knows... that could have relevance in the environmental area.   Read More...

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New alliance aims to fight fracking in the Karoo. Your chance to donate.

AfriForum has entered into an alliance with the Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) to oppose the plans of the Department of Mineral Resources as well as oil and gas companies to explore for and extract shale gas in South Africa.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Lions have lost three-quarters of their original natural habitat in Africa.

The report, courtesy of Panthera and World Science staff, reaches a sombre conclusion: Western Africa, in particular, must be given money to protect the lions' habitat as people have taken it over for their own purposes, according to a new study. Billed as the fullest assessment to date on the state of African savannah, or grassland, habitat, the report says the habitat loss has devastated lion populations.

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