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21 Practical Tips to Help the Environment

In this list are things you can implement both indoors and outdoors to help save the environment.

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America’s “greenest street” a blueprint for sustainable urban development

A streetscape that includes natural landscaping, bicycle lanes, wind powered lighting, storm water diversion for irrigation, drought-resistant native plants and innovative “smog-eating” concrete has earned Cermak road in Chicago the title of “greenest Street in America” according to the Chicago Department of Transport (CDOT). Opened in October 2012, the first phase two mile stretch is […]

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Environmental sustainability initiative launched in South Africa

To encourage environmental sustainability and as a response to climate change, the Eskom Development Foundation has funded 9 000 trees that will be planted across five different municipalities in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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Water Footprints: Lessons From Kenya’s Cut Flower Sector

When addressing sustainability in global supply chains, the challenge is to manage and minimise the negative impacts There are flowers to fit every occasion. But if you are celebrating World Water Week (26-31 August), you might want to think twice. A single rose – grown in Kenya, as many of the world’s cut flowers are […]

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Agroecology could help green SA agriculture, reduce water use

Agriculture contributes 30% of greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide and is responsible for 50% of South Africa’s water use. Therefore, it is critical that South Africa develop a water-efficient economy with a social ethic of water conservation for sustainable water resource reuse, said Lindros Whole Earth Consultants owner Alan Rosenberg at the recent Sustainability Week event.

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Water flows through heart of sustainability challenges

It is in the interests of big business to work with government to ensure the best use of water in the increasingly water-stressed country of South Africa. TEN years ago, South Africa was the focal point of the world media as the host country of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). Held a decade […]

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South Africa’s water future in a crowded, connected & complex world

The availability of freshwater presents one of the greatest risks to our global economy. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risk Report 2012 lists a global water supply crisis as the second most important global risk, following shortly on the heels of a major systemic failure of our financial systems.

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Sustainable Sisal – Eco-Friendly Sisal Rugs & Flooring

It is important to realize that using sisal rugs in your home or workplace helps to promote sustainability in developing countries.  Likewise, you are providing a healthier environment for yourself and also those around you. For us to begin discussing the benefits of sisal rugs we need to first look at the plant itself, sisal […]

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What Does Eco Friendly Mean?

We encounter eco-friendly terminology everywhere nowadays: at the stores you visit, on the products you purchase, in the news you read, in eco friendly blogs and in casual conversation.  Over the past few years, environmental sustainability has become a hot topic, due partly to the buzz surrounding global warming.  People have become increasingly aware of […]

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