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Earth Hour 2013 Official Video

Earth Hour 2013, 8:30 PM Saturday 23 March. Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative in 2007 to the world’s largest campaign for the planet, uniting hundreds of millions of people across 7001 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories. How did Earth Hour come about?

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South Africa saved 350 MW during Earth Hour

South Africans saved 350 MW – enough electricity to power the city of Bloemfontein – when they switched off their lights during Earth Hour this weekend, power utility Eskom said on Tuesday. As part of its support for the Earth Hour campaign, Eskom measured the reduction in electricity used during the hour against typical consumption […]

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Environmental Tips – How to Go Green (Video)

Some tips and suggestions for going green and doing your part to save the environment. With Earth Hour fresh in our minds, let us try to do something eco-friendly every day.  With home recycling, always try to reuse or ‘re-purpose’ before recycling (see Recycling vs. Reusing).  When it comes to water, this precious commodity can […]

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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 […]

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Water – Use it Wisely

Many towns in South Africa are still using antiquated water distribution systems.  Water loss through evaporation, leakages and inefficient water-use plague not only old systems but also modern systems where inadequate maintenance is carried out.  White River has an old canal system which is monitored and well maintained by the White River Irrigation Board.  Water […]

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