Arbor Month – National Trees of the Year 2017

SEPTEMBER IS ARBOR MONTH 1 September: Arbor Day | 1-7 September: Arbor Week  Arbor Day was first celebrated in South Africa in 1983. Since its extension to National Arbor Week in 1999, National Arbor Week is celebrated every year during the first week of September. As the custodian of forestry in South Africa, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is responsible for the campaign. Arbor Week serves as a call […]

Garden Route Declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Garden Route Declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve On the 15th of June 2017, the South African Government News Agency published the good news that the Garden Route has been declared a biosphere reserve. Below is the full story. Pretoria – Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the approval of the Garden Route as a Unesco […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arbor Month – Trees of the Year 2016

Arbor Day was first celebrated in South Africa in 1983. Since its extension to National Arbor Week in 1999, National Arbor Week is celebrated every year during the first week of September. As the custodian of forestry in South Africa, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is responsible for the campaign. 1 September: Arbor Day | 1-7 September: Arbor Week | 1-30 September: Arbor Month […]

Darling Brew Introduces Africa`s First Carbon Neutral Beer

Darling Brew recently introduced Africa`s First Carbon Neutral Beer! Inspired by the Secretary Bird for it`s distinct profile, Blood Serpent is a deliciously refreshing Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Dry Hop Lager with spicy flavours and undertones of grass lager, contains 5% alcohol and is 100% carbon neutral. Carbon emissions produced during the brewing process are offset against their contributions to the Kariba Redd+ Project – […]

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day has been unofficially celebrated every year on the 8th of June since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was officially recognized by the United Nations in late 2008 and has been coordinated since 2003 by The Ocean Project, with greater participation each year. World Oceans Day […]

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 […]

Warka Water: Capturing Condensation

Arturo Vittori in an Italian Artist, Architect and Designer, and CEO of Warka Water Inc. His work is internationally known for merging cutting edge technologies together with ancient traditions resulting in projects on the edge between Art and Science that answer our society’s most urgent needs. Vittori has designed and built a structure that provides water to […]

Country Bliss at The Little Farmhouse

After a scenic drive passing farmlands and mountains along the R326 we reach the picturesque National Heritage Village of Stanford, nestled serenely between the Kleinriver Mountains and the Walker Bay Nature Reserve in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Just another 5km and a short gravel road and we arrive at our destination, The Little Farmhouse. COMFORTABLE AND […]

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 […]

Free Energy

A Nuclear Engineer named Mehran T. Keshe has discovered the basic fundamental principles behind the creation of Gravity Fields. This discovery has caused an avalanche of new scientific knowledge, new technologies, and new solutions to major global issues – such as energy, health, environment, the economy, etc. Mehran Keshe, via the Keshe Foundation and the Spaceship Institute, is now […]