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How can you Contribute to Sustainability by Installing Living Green Walls?

04 April at 14:06 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post How can you Contribute to Sustainability by Installing Living Green Walls? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

A living wall is an ultimate way to make your business property more environmentally friendly. A living green wall adds panels to the side of a property which has been fitted with a special irrigation system. These panels not only protect brick and mortar on the...

UNESCO documentary produced for Netflix to cover Cape Town water challenges

04 April at 13:57 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post UNESCO documentary produced for Netflix to cover Cape Town water challenges appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

 UNESCO unveiled the trailer for their documentary, entitled WaterWise, how not to drain a Country produced for Netflix. The piece – to be broadcast to Netflix’s over 148 million subscribers, details how the world is poised on the brink of massive changes...

CapeNature says fire awareness is an all year round priority

03 April at 09:28 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature statistics show that more than 90% of fires in the Western Cape are human-induced accidental fires that occur largely through negligence. The Western Cape’s economy is heavily dependent on water catchment areas. In order to protect our water catchment areas and the ecosystem services they provide we have to prevent fires and therefore fire […]

New Trends In Solar Energy Research And Development In 2019

30 March at 07:57 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post New Trends In Solar Energy Research And Development In 2019 appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The renewable energy industry remained robust last year, holding steady despite the uncertainty about new tariffs and tax policies. And 2019 promises an exciting year of clean tech. Fundamental drivers of solar growth and development are poised to continue and positive trends...

Ecology: the environmental cost of digital payment means and bank transfers

29 March at 14:54 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Ecology: the environmental cost of digital payment means and bank transfers appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

You can hardly find a person who would not use electronic payments on a daily basis. They have become so familiar that we take them for granted, rarely remembering that the wallets were filled with cash rather than cards just a few decades ago. But as we replace...

Current focus on climate change, sustainability and building efficiency at heart of Saint-Gobain’s ethos

29 March at 14:33 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Current focus on climate change, sustainability and building efficiency at heart of Saint-Gobain’s ethos appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Concerns and protests around climate change have kicked up several gears recently, thanks to the efforts of 16-year old Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change and has...

Solar Power At The End Of Q1 – How Does SA Fare Against The World?

28 March at 14:35 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Solar Power At The End Of Q1 – How Does SA Fare Against The World? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

South Africa’s Solar Energy is Growing by Leaps and Bounds Today, in regard to energy production, is looking very different than just a few short years ago. This is all due to three main factors: a worldwide drive towards renewable energy, not a large enough supply of...

Nature’s best protected, just for you

27 March at 16:52 PM, via CapeNature

Ever wanted to leisurely wander along forest paths, conceal yourself in a bird hide or simply just meander along hidden paths on your bicycle? Well, CapeNature reserves are magical places where you can do just that. CapeNature works hard to protect these incredible places, just for you and every reserve allows you to lose yourself […]

Water Week 2019 – Water For All

24 March at 21:31 PM, via CapeNature

The theme for National Water Week 2019 is ‘Water For All’.   National Water Week serves as a powerful campaign mechanism re-iterating the value of water and the need for sustainable management of this scarce resource. The campaign seeks to continue building on the ongoing awareness creation within the broader South African community. This awareness creation […]

Environmental Education booklet: Stepping out of the classroom into the wilderness!

23 March at 15:03 PM, via CapeNature

As part of our commitment to increase access to our unique natural and cultural heritage, we pride ourselves by connecting and educating schools and students through our exciting Environmental Education and Awareness Programmes. Our easy-to-read booklet was developed for teachers, parents and communities who wish to make use of CapeNature services. The benefit of our […]

How Western Cape fires and drought have affected critically endangered geometric tortoises

08 March at 15:00 PM, via CapeNature

The Geometric Tortoise (Psammobates geometricus) is one of the world’s most beautiful of the chelonian family. Its domed geometric-like hard shell, striking summer-sunset yellow and black radiating pattern makes it the Fabergé Egg of the tortoise world. When the terrestrial tortoise is fully grown, it reaches only five to six inches. But, due to their […]

Volatile Organic Compounds in Old Tires: What You Should Know

08 March at 14:30 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Volatile Organic Compounds in Old Tires: What You Should Know appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

One often-cited danger of old tires is the detectable presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that tires emit throughout their lifetime. While old tires do emit VOCs, studies and supporting evidence gathered in the past several decades seems to point to old tires being...

Where do fish go? Lessons from the De Hoop Marine Protected Area

02 March at 22:06 PM, via CapeNature

Guest author: Dr John Filmalter Researchers from the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) have been studying the movement patterns of several of South Africa’s iconic fishery species for the past 15 years. This research has taken Dr Paul Cowley and his team on a journey that started out in a single Eastern Cape estuary […]

Working towards a clean SA

28 February at 13:30 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Working towards a clean SA appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Government is set to launch a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to mobilize all South Africans to become more environmentally conscious. Dubbed the Good Green Deeds Campaign, it hopes to galvanize individuals in the private sector, labour, NGO’s, interfaith formations and society at large to clean South...

CapeNature and Warrior on Wheels a team to be reckoned with!

26 February at 14:11 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted to be partnering with the Warrior on Wheels Foundation for the third successive year at the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour. We’re helping to fund three custom-made buggies that will enable differently-abled children to be in the heart of the action during the race. Each of the children is paired with a […]

CapeNature ready to flick the ‘Always On’ switch

26 February at 13:00 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates 20 years of nurturing nature in 2019 and as part of our ongoing commitment to an ‘always on’ philosophy, we’re evolving our networking infrastructure to improve service delivery. So mark the date – 01 April 2019 – when we’ll be one convenient call away at 087 087 9262 for all your enquiries and applications.

CapeNature marks 20 years celebrations with intimate Jimmy Nevis musical Camp-Out

19 February at 14:50 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature and acclaimed musician, Jimmy Nevis, merged conservation tourism and top class entertainment in the form of a unique, two-night outdoor camping experience at the weekend in the Cederberg Wilderness. Campers and locals were treated to one-of-a-kind intimate acoustic session from the likes of The Voice SA season 2 winner, Craig Lucas, and groundbreaking duo […]

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