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8 Easy New Year’s resolutions for the planet

Easy New Year’s resolutions for 2013 that will be good for the environment too.

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10 ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali this year

It’s not just about avoiding firecrackers and cutting down on sweets — here’s how you can still have fun and make the most of the festive season!

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Support Green Breweries for Environmentally Responsible Drinking

We might associate green beer with St. Patrick’s Day, but for environmentally conscious breweries, green takes on a whole new significance. If you’re looking to tipple sustainably, it turns out there are plenty of eco-friendly options at the liquor store.

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South Africa: Councillor turns to tyres for housing project

A councillor in the Mangaung metro municipality has a vision to coincide with World Food Day that the Free State can become the bread basket of South Africa and Africa and also eradicate informal settlements by 2014 by “going green”.

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SEED’s Post Carbon Homestead in Cape Town

Cape Town – This could be the definition of a new-age green house – a house that uses no electricity and runs purely on sustainable energy, right in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. Could this be a glimpse into the future?

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How to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Retired mechanic Jose Alano invented a simple, cheap, energy saving rooftop solar water heater which is benefiting thousands of people. Here’s how it’s done… José Alano is a model of creativity in tackling environmental problems in Brazil. In 2002, the retired mechanic transformed a pile of plastic bottles and cartons into a solar water heater. […]

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Why It’s Cheaper To Build A Green Home

These days, building your dream house is more complicated than ever. When in the past you can just stake out an empty lot and declare it as yours before gathering the materials you will need to build a crude house, you now have to go through a number of financial, bureaucratic and architectural loopholes in […]

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South Africa: AfriForum fights for water

Johannesburg – AfriForum will approach the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday to apply for an interdict compelling a Limpopo municipality to provide water to residents.

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Hydroelectricity – dams no longer required!

You don’t have to build dams to get hydroelectricity from water flowing through municipal pipes, says Dr. Daniel Farb, the Los Angeles immigrant who previously shook up the Israeli clean-tech power scene with his Leviathan Energy company’s award-winning Wind Tulip. The ecologically conscious physician recently unveiled his latest brainchild, a turbine that turns excess pressure inside […]

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