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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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Water Saving Tips for Children

Did you know that kids can make a very important difference towards water conservation? But first off, why do we even need to know about conserving water? Water is a natural resource that we derive from the Earth. Without it, we would not be able to live! Imagine a world with no water at all. […]

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Good Dental Habits Save Water & Save Money

Spitting can be considered one of the worst habits a person can have, but the British Dental Health Foundation working with SaveWaterSaveMoney and 10 of the UK’s leading water companies are encouraging people to “spit don’t rinse” after using toothpaste. Spitting will not only help to save water but also improve dental health.

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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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The Top 10 Reasons Why Bamboo can Save the Planet

By now, nearly everyone knows that we are depleting the natural resources of the only home that we have at a rate that is well past sustainable. To some extent, we have become inured to alarming reports and ominous warnings about our wasteful ways. Media outlets yammer away about Overpopulation, Global Warming and Deforestation and […]

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Sisal, Jute, Bamboo & Seagrass Rugs? Eco Friendly & Good Looking

Area rugs made from the natural fibers of sisal, jute, and seagrass make attractive eco-friendly flooring options. The textures and shades are varied, giving your home a fresh, natural look. They are durable as well. Natural fiber rugs are also a good choice for people with chemical allergies or sensitivities. Here are some of the […]

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Organic Farming Reduces Antibiotic Resistance

Organic poultry farms that don’t use antibiotics have significantly lower levels of drug-resistant bacteria that can potentially spread to humans. That’s according to a new study which is the first to demonstrate lower levels of drug-resistant bacteria on newly organic farms. The research adds to the growing concern among health experts about germs becoming resistant […]

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World Population Day: Sustainable Agriculture for a Planet of 7 Billion

As the world population increases, so do the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents. Agriculture is emerging as a solution to mitigating climate change, reducing public health problems […]

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