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How “green” is the FIFA World Cup?

How green is the World Cup? According to Bobby Peek from friends of the Earth South Africa carbon offsetting, neutralising the total carbon production, is no more than a “greenwash”.

2010 fifa world cup mascot, Zakumi

In the planning phases of the world cup there was once talk from the […]

Gardening with water conservation in mind

It is not often that one hears of a public garden centering it’s landscaping on water conservation. Not only can it be close to impossible to find a community with enough support for such an idea but it is also difficult to find a community that is willing to let go of the sentimental values […]

False Bay Ecology park gets thumbs up for sustainability

False Bay Ecology park on the banks of Zeekoe Vlei in Cape Town gets thumbs up for sustainability. The center has installed several Water Rhapsody water conservation systems that will enable the building to operate independently of a municipal water supply

The centre harvests all the rain that falls on its roof and sends this […]

Rooftop Gardening

In an attempt to green their cities, residence are turning to roof top gardening. Not only does this allow the city’s inhabitants to connect with nature but it also helps in reducing the carbon footprint of their city.

Roof top gardening

URBAN farming is a growth industry in New York city’s […]

Earth Day 2010

Earth Day, the day set aside globally to appreciate our planet and all the bounty and wonder it has to offer, provides an opportunity to consider what we as individuals, or as representatives of organizations, can contribute to the ecological health and vitality of the Blue Planet.

While we have done much to protect our […]

Mining for gas in the Karoo

Deep below the dry soils of the Karoo lies a wealth of natural gas […]

DIY Eco friendly home improvements

Here are several tips that could turn your garden into an eco friendly heaven for all those DIY home professionals.


Natural ponds and boggy areas are disappearing, so wildlife is becoming reliant on garden ponds. But remember, wildlife and goldfish don’t mix -they eat the eggs of wild creatures such as […]

Renewable energy sources for South Africa

South Africa has a unique situation that gives the country access to many reliable renewable energy sources. These include wind, solar and tidal and industry is slowly but surly starting to gear up for a greener lifestyle.

These are some of the projects that as on the table already.


Eskom has a 3.2 MW […]

Eskom increases geyser subsidy

This article from IOL explains what the electricity hikes are planned to cover.

The number of households that have taken up Eskom’s solar water geyser subsidies has rocketed in the past month since the utility more than doubled the geyser subsidy from around R2 500 to around R7 000. This means that almost half of […]

Top 10 Renewable Energy News Stories

1. U2 Will Help Raise Money for Turkish Geothermal Plant – The environmentally and socially conscious, and outrageously popular band U2 announced it will not only purchase carbon offsets to balance the carbon footprint of its tour, but has also asked its fans to purchase offsets to balance out the greenhouse gas emissions they produce […]