12 Essential environmental films and podcasts

If you really do get out what you put in, make sure you are feeding your brain the right stuff to make good environmental choices. Wading through reports is one way to get information, but watching the ideas come to life in story form can make many of the concepts easier to grasp and more relatable. So if you need to consume something, make sure … Continue reading 12 Essential environmental films and podcasts

Finance for green building

IFC releases finance and policy blueprint for green buildings

To encourage investors to put their money into sustainable buildings, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has released a report entitled Green Buildings: A Finance and Policy Blueprint for Emerging Markets. It says that by 2030, in emerging markets alone, green buildings will offer a $24.7 trillion investment opportunity, which will spur economic growth and accelerate sustainable development. The report gives proof that green buildings are … Continue reading IFC releases finance and policy blueprint for green buildings

Climate emergency is Oxford word of the year 2019

Climate Emergency is 2019 Oxford Dictionary word of the year

The 2019 Oxford Word of the Year is CLIMATE EMERGENCY. Climate emergency is defined as: a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental damage resulting from it, says Oxford Dictionary. The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is said to show, through usage evidence, a reflection of the ethos, mood, … Continue reading Climate Emergency is 2019 Oxford Dictionary word of the year

#ClimateStrike the South African way

Thousands of South Africans took to the streets on Friday September 20, 2019 as part of the global climate strikes, which took place across 150 countries and saw over four-million people worldwide calling for climate action. Organised by the African Climate Alliance (ACA) in Cape Town, the organisation led a march to the Parliament of South Africa, where they handed over a memorandum for the … Continue reading #ClimateStrike the South African way

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Overcoming eco-anxiety

That hopeless feeling of despair you sometimes get just thinking about the extent of change that is required to save us from environmental ruin, and how little seems to be happening to improve all life on the planet… It’s a thing. The overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to start to make the biggest or best difference, or feeling like your small individual actions won’t … Continue reading Overcoming eco-anxiety

Land reform opportunities must boost climate resilience – WWF

People’s relationship with the land is front and centre in South Africa, and when debating the issue locally, the additional stress that climate change places on land – increasing degradation, biodiversity loss, and food insecurity – cannot be ignored. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land, was recently released and explores the relationship between climate, people and land … Continue reading Land reform opportunities must boost climate resilience – WWF

Ten Questions with Rotondwa Musitha

Good health is the greatest wealth, so take care of your body and environment because it is the only place you have to live. Rotondwa Musitha is the MD of Trash Converters in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo and recently won a PETCO Award in the category of Waste Reduction Youth Warrior. She was inspired by the social responsibility and environmental management module of her post-graduate degree … Continue reading Ten Questions with Rotondwa Musitha