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South Africa is a Water Scarce Country

Help conserve this precious resource by following these water-saving tips: In and around the house/business Turn the tap off between washing your face, brushing your teeth or shaving. Taking a five minute shower a day, instead of a bath, will use a third of the water used in a bath, saving up to 400 litres […]

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Climate Change & Politics are Inseparable

Some things we take for granted, like a predictable climate and a temperate earth. Oops. Our carbon emissions are fundamentally changing that climate — faster and more radically than we imagined. Humanity now has an unprecedented choice. Do we deny, ignore and selfishly delay until it’s too late? Or do we rise to the challenge? […]

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10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green

How can we live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time? Staff members at the Worldwatch Institute, a global environmental organization, share ideas on how to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN at home and at work. To learn more about Worldwatch’s efforts to create am environmentally sustainable society that meets human […]

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Having Babies: Bad for the Environment?

There ’s no doubt that every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees and produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases and adds to the problem of over-population. Natalie Wassung, a Masters student at Stellenbosch´s Sustainability Institute, explains: “The earth has a fixed land area, […]

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint One Month at a Time

With all the Earth Day reminders on reducing your carbon footprint you might feel a bit overwhelmed as to how to make a 360-degree turn in a matter of days. Many of you have worked diligently to make sustainable changes in your surrounding environment. Then again, there are your family and friends who have no […]

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SA Water Boards Propose Big Tariff Increase

South Africa’s water boards are proposing increases of between 6,2% and 43% to the cost of the potable bulk water they supply to the country’s municipalities. Such tariff increases, if accepted, are likely to increase the cost of drinking water supplied by municipalities to end users. The proposals, details of which are contained in a […]

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