Sustainable Use Of Groundwater

It is no secret that South Africans live in a water scarce country that is experiencing a very tough drought. At home we catch as much water as possible with buckets in the shower to help the dry and oh so thirsty garden. As there is a strict water usage restriction in the area, no sprinklers or hosepipes […]

Educating Children on Sustainability

Sustainability is essential for the survival of humankind and planet earth. A United Nations report in 1987 noted that sustainable development must meet the needs of the present without compromising the well being of future generations. As our children are the future, it’s essential to educate them about the importance of sustainability. Here are a […]

Saving H2O Together

Saving our H2O resources should be a priority for all of us. To help you make the necessary difference, our friends over at sustainable.co.za posted a great blog offering practical water-saving tips and product info. Enjoy the read and start saving water in a big way! WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE BUT NOT A DROP TO SPARE By Zeke […]

Coping At Home With Food Price Hikes

Food is one of the most basic and primal needs that keeps us alive. Lack of food means lack of nutrition, which has serious health implications and other negative ripple effects in society and communities. Due to weak exchange rates and extreme drought conditions, food prices are set to rise as retailers are forced to pass on costs. Below […]

20 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is historically defined as “the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an [individual, event, organisation, product] expressed as CO2e.” Greenhouse gases (GHGs) can be emitted through transport, land clearance, and the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, and services. For simplicity of reporting, it is often […]

One Hour on a Free Electric Hybrid Bike will Power Your Home for 24 Hours

Businessman, philanthropist and creator of 5-hour Energy, Manoj Bhargava, founded Billions in Change as a way to positively impact humanity. Billions in Change is a movement to save the world by creating and implementing solutions to the most basic global problems – water, energy and health. Doing so will raise billions of people out of poverty and improve the […]

Fairtrade Certified Companies in South Africa

Fairtrade is an ethical certification whose main aim is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector. The Fairtrade Mark is the most widely recognised and trusted ethical label in the world. A product that carries the Fairtrade Certification Mark has met the rigorous Fairtrade Standards, which focus on improving labour and living conditions for […]

Nutrition & Soil Health

Due to the lack of nutrition in commercially produced food, a large number of the world`s population have turned to daily nutritional supplements for health, vitality and longevity. On the other side of the spectrum, there are many people that stay far away from synthetically produced “health” products sold by the profiteering Big Pharma industry due to […]

Solar Service and Consumer Reviews

Guest author, Ryan Daly, the Content Manager at ConsumerAffairs offers advice to solar service providers in South Africa in the blog article below. Having read this and seen what ConsumerAffairs offers the US market, we most certainly need a platform of service providers with customer reviews in South Africa and other emerging markets. The only local […]

Upcycled Seedling Pots

Have you ever considered how many toilet rolls your household sends in for recycling every year? As recycling uses energy and other resources it should always be the last resort; reducing and reusing our waste is just far more sensible, period. Sustainable living can also be a fun and pragmatic outlet for your creativity. Here is one idea to […]

Green Is The New Black

When considering the cosmos one can feel rather small. Here we are on planet Earth, in our little solar system that lies within the Milky Way; which is just a spec in terms of the known universe. Yet our “blue marble” is home to incredible diversity and infinite wonder. Nature is perfect and sublime. She provides […]

10 Simple Ways to Live More Sustainably

The movement toward eco-consciousness has been fueled by environmental concerns created by the devastating impacts of climate change, overpopulation and the destruction and degradation of natural resources and areas. Sustainable living is the tool to take our power back and right the wrongs of our ignorant past for the benefit of all life on the […]

How To Stay Cool and Green During a Heatwave

STAY OUT OF THE SUN AND LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:  Avoid outdoor activity, especially between 10:00 and 15:00. If you must be outside during the heat of the day remember to take frequent breaks in a shaded area, preferably under a tree. DRINK LOTS OF WATER: Drinking water will keep you hydrated and help regulate body temperature. Adding some mint, apple […]

Bokashi Magic

Since we have started using Earth ProBiotic`s bokashi recycling kit, it has changed the way we view food waste forever and has radically reduced the amount of black bags going out to the landfills! For those of you who don`t know what bokashi is, it`s quite simply a wheat bran infused with probiotic, yeast and fungi that […]

Do You Know How To Save Energy? Learn From These Experts

Image: flickr  – CC by 2.0 – Author Lollie-Pop With an annual average price increase of 12.69% implemented by Eskom for 2015/16 in addition to persistent power cuts,  South African households will now feel more pressured to save energy. Hippo.co.za recently approached some of South Africa’s leading influencers in energy conservation for their blog post titled “Experts […]