Archive | ECO RSS feed for this section

Australia: School eco-awareness program highly successful

Developing a sense of responsibility in schoolchildren to care for our environment has an important role in securing their future.

Read full story Comments are closed

Eco-Choice Africa label good for consumers & manufacturers

The introduction of Eco-Choice Africa’s (ECA) eco-label provides information and guidance on environmentally responsible products. Not only does this enable manufacturers to achieve external verification for sustainable products, but it also allows consumers to identify and source ‘greener’ products with confidence – which, in turn, stimulates a more sustainable market for responsible manufacturers. The standards […]

Read full story Comments are closed

How to Raise Greener Kids

Often, by choosing to go green as parents, we are able to save money by cutting down on consumption and waste. We’re also teaching our kids important lessons about protecting the earth and being eco-conscious! 10 Green Parenting Tips: 1. GET OUTSIDE! Kids are suffering from ‘nature deficit disorder’, spending more time in front of […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

10 Eco-Friendly Winter Warmers

South Africa: In the thick of winter we’re going to want to keep warm and cosy! We’re not going to want to give up any of those winter comforts, and being conservative about using energy won’t necessarily be at the top of our list of priorities. While the temperature is still pleasant, what you may […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

In the Future, Everything Will Be Made of Algae

Remember a few years ago when everyone decided that using algae as a biofuel feedstock would be the best thing ever? Well, progress on that front is moving so slowly that companies have realized that that might not be where the money is. But there is still all this algae lying around. So, instead, a […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Solar-Powered Wind Turbine for Ultimate Energy Generation

Why settle for one form of renewable energy when you can produce power with two? That’s exactly what scientists from the University of Liverpool have done by upgrading an everyday wind turbine with a new set of spinning solar blades. The team, led by Dr. Joe King, came up with the innovative solution to stymie […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Save Water & the Environment with a Rain Garden

What is a rain garden? A rain garden is an attractive landscaping feature planted with perennial native plants. It is a bowl-shaped or saucer-shaped garden with deep, loose soil, designed to absorb stormwater run-off from impervious surfaces such as roofs and parking lots. Rain gardens can be small, formal, home-owner style gardens, large complex bio-retention […]

Read full story Comments { 18 }

EARTH HOUR Countdown!

Saturday 26 March 8:30 – 9:30PM Earth Hour is the largest mass participation environmental event in the world and every year, WWF encourages people all over the world to turn off their lights for one hour in a symbolic gesture to pledge their commitment to combating climate change. This year is especially important for South […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Top 5 Eco Video Games

Video games have come a long way from the days of idly twiddling a joystick in an attempt to sneak some white pixels past a slowly moving line. These days, video games allow players to build economies and cities, pit one civilization against another, and manage intense simulations that rivel the best scientific models in […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }