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What is Sustainability?

The concept of sustainability has been sustaining the earth for as long as it’s been around – that’s why this planet is still here. Yet there seems to be some disagreement among twenty-first century humans about the meaning of sustainability.

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Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga Co-Owner selected as Planet Protector

PLANET PROTECTOR – ALISTAIR HAIG When he spotted the desperate water supply problem in the White River area, ‘rain man’ Alistair (an environmentalist by nature and training) took up a franchise with rainwater harvesting, grey-water company Water Rhapsody to help people in Mpumalanga conserve this precious commodity. Alistair grew up on a farm, pent his […]

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Save money and the planet with these tips

You don’t have to build your own home or spend a fortune to live a little more sustainably. Even if you’re renting there are a number of simple things you can do to reduce your water use and power consumption. Saving water: Saving water can be as simple as fixing leaking taps and collecting the […]

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CO2 tax to curb SA’s carbon footprint

The newly introduced carbon tax policy is one of the urgent public policy responses that will assist the country in its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by 34 percent by 2020 and 42 percent by 2025 experts say. The introduction of the tax, which came into effect on 1 September, also aims to ensure […]

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Women More Likely Than Men to Accept Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, Study Finds

Women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings, published in the September issue of the journal Population and Environment, challenge common perceptions that men are more scientifically literate, said sociologist Aaron M. McCright.

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Zero-emission travel: Bicycles

The unfolding of these Green concept Bicycles has proven that pedal power is all set to propel the future of urban transportation to even cleaner, greener heights. Environment friendly zero emission designs are not only trendy but also ensure a healthier lifestyle. Another improvement of an old invention.  Modern bicycles are becoming easier to ride […]

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First Eco-Friendly Hotel in Mpumalanga

The first eco-friendly hotel in the province was officially opened at Casterbridge Centre. The Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel [owned by Mr Louis van der Merwe] was welcomed into the province by MEC for economic development, environment and tourism, Mr Jabu Mahlangu, and board members of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MPTA) [Chairman, Mr Sabelo […]

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Wetlands: their Importance and Function

Wetlands range from springs, seeps, mires and bogs in the mountains, to midland marches and flood plains, to coastal lakes, mangrove swamps and estuaries. All wetlands are linked by rivers. Water purification • Plants and soils in wetlands play a significant role in purifying water. • Many nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, which are […]

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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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