Boulders Solar PV

Redefine’s sustainability efforts win gold at SAFMA 2018 for solar PV technology implementation

JSE-listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties’ (JSE: RDF) strategy on solar energy is delivering cost efficiencies across the business and improving performance on key sustainability metrics. Redefine’s total installed solar photovoltaic (PV) fleet will produce approximately 35,754,600 kWh (kilowatt hour) of solar power per annum when fully operational. (more…)

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African Marine Waste Network, Plastic pollution, Ocean Sciences Campus of Nelson Mandela University, Kenton-based Sustainable Seas Trust, SST, marine waste, economic enterprises,

Norway partners with the African Marine Waste Network

Plastic pollution in the seas is the problem on everyone’s minds at the moment, with widespread coverage of the crisis in the world’s oceans. Recognising that urgent action needs to be taken, Norway has partnered with the African Marine Waste Network to solve the challenges facing communities in and around Africa. (more…)

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Littering of cigarette butts is having a detrimental effect on our marine life

The devastating impact of cigarette butts on the environment

Overall, littering worldwide is down but there is still a massive problem with people littering cigarette butts. This infographic from purplebox looks at the problems cigarette litter causes and what we can do to stop it. (more…)

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V&A Waterfront buildings now have 12 Green Star ratings

Five new Green ratings for V&A Waterfront buildings

The V&A Waterfront is proud to be awarded five Green Star Ratings from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) this week. This is in an outstanding acknowledgement of the V&A Waterfront’s commitment to sustainable development. (more…)

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KIA Motors

KIA opens ‘Green Light Project’ vocational training centre in Rwanda

KIA Motors has opened a new ‘Green Light Project’ (GLP) Vocational Training Centre in Rwanda, aimed primarily at teaching agricultural skills to young adults. The new GLP Vocational Training Centre is located in the densely populated Gahengeri Sector of the Rwamagana district in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. (more…)

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Earth Hour observed in Sandton

SA’s financial capital, Sandton Central, turns off electricity and lets nature shine

Electrical power was switched off, or switched over to alternative power sources, at many buildings in Sandton Central for an hour this Saturday (24 March) to help address climate change. (more…)

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Sudan was the last male northern white rhino

The last male northern white rhino dies

Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvůr Králové Zoo have announced that Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, age 45, died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19th, 2018. Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds. His condition […]

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Water wastage

Down the drain – how water leakage affects us and what we can do about it

According to World Wildlife Fund South Africa’s (WWF-SA) 2016 report titled Water: Facts and Futures… Rethinking South Africa’s Water Future, as much as “37% of water in our urban piped water systems leaks out or is used illegally”. That’s more than a third of our country’s water, going down the drain – and I believe that this number is conservative. […]

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Saving The Survivors

World Wildlife Day: Creating Hope from Hurt

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) commemorates World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2018 through its continued support of Saving the Survivors, a conservation project that provides specialised veterinary treatment to both endangered wildlife and non-endangered species. (more…)

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Mismanaged landfills and dumps present a number of risks to the environment

Shortcuts in waste disposal adding to SA’s massive environmental challenges

Unlike many developed countries around the globe that operate within a regenerative system called a “circular economy,” South Africa only recycles 10% of its waste. Pollution, global warming and resource scarcity have led to the rise of circular economies which focus on the repurposing and reuse of products that would typically be destined for landfills. […]

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