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What is a Natural Swimming Pool?

Imagine taking a dip in a swimming pool with sparkling clean water devoid of harmful chemicals. The natural swimming pool also known as the natural swimming pond in Europe, is gaining in popularity and for good reason. It’s beautiful and environmentally friendly. How the Natural Swimming Pool Works The natural swimming pool does not use […]

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Natural Building Materials

The materials common to many types of natural building are clay and sand. When mixed with water and, usually, straw or other fibre, the mixture is known as cob or adobe.  Other materials commonly used in natural building are: earth, wood, cordwood, timber frame, straw and rock. A wide variety of reused or recycled materials […]

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Earth Week and Green Office Week South Africa 19-23 April

A  Green Office Week   to South Africa 19-23 April Office workers everywhere now have the opportunity to add their contribution to eco-friendly workplaces. The week of 19 to 23 April is to be Green Office Week in South Africa, and is intended both to raise awareness of the importance of eco-friendly offices as well as […]

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Micro-Hydro Turbine Station – Harnessing Water Power

A Lowveld Guide to Green Electricity (updated October 2012) We read a small article in the Farmer’s Weekly a few years ago that mentioned that the amount of coal burnt to create the electricity to heat water for the average bath (we are not talking about those huge Jacuzzi things) is about 50kg of coal […]

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What are Sustainable Restaurants?

Sustainability is about a business managing not only the financial but also the social and environmental impact of its operations. By taking sustainable action, restaurants can make a huge difference on issues such as climate change, animal welfare and food waste… There are many ways of categorising sustainable issues for a restaurant. SRA (Sustainable Restaurant […]

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Rainwater harvesting in India

Simple rainwater harvesting helps the environment and people to obtain water in a sustainable way. Conserving our resources need not be complicated. Water Rhapsody and Yes Solar have combined to provide you with high quality water conservation systems (rainwater harvesting systems, rainwater tanks, gray water recycling) and solar water heating systems (wide range of Eskom-approved […]

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