carbon footprint

August 15, 2011

What Does Eco Friendly Mean?

We encounter eco-friendly terminology everywhere nowadays: at the stores you visit, on the products you purchase, in the news you read, in eco friendly blogs and […]
June 15, 2011

Steps & incentives to saving energy

In the current energy landscape in South Africa everybody agrees on the need to consume and waste less energy. But how? Many tips to saving are […]
April 21, 2011

The Water in Our Food

By Arjen Y. Hoekstra, University of Twente, the Netherlands One single component in the total water footprint of humanity stands out: the water footprint related to […]
February 25, 2011

What is your Nitrogen Footprint?

Are you looking for something to flagellate yourself over? Carbon footprints are last week’s news: The new hot subject for self-recrimination is your nitrogen footprint. According […]
February 20, 2011

Odd Yet Effective Green Inventions

Energy generating soccer ball, known as the sOccket is a fully functional soccer ball that uses the kinetic energy generated during a soccer game to build […]
January 21, 2011

When you’re dying for a lower carbon footprint

Body-disposal process offers more eco-friendly alternative to cremation From dust we are, and to dust we shall return — by burial, cremation or emulsification. As some […]
January 15, 2011

Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green

I spend a fair amount of time on Living Green and Saving Energy describing how to go green and save money as a result. But as […]
January 2, 2011

Freshwater 101… did you know??

We’ve all probably been made aware of some startling water-use statistics that are more ‘apparent’, but have we ever considered the water use/waste that is involved […]
January 1, 2011

Five Innovations That Will Change The World in Five Years

IBM has unveiled a list of five innovations that will alter the way we run our lives, and change how our societies work, in five years. […]
January 1, 2011

How to Green Your Car

Cars are one of the great mixed bags of our time. They are at once wonders of engineering and a threat to life on Earth. They […]
December 15, 2010

What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is “the total set of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event or product”. For simplicity of reporting, it is often […]
December 1, 2010

Cancun climate talks get under way, WWF says catch-up plan needed

The yearly global climate change negotiations kicked off on Monday in Cancun, Mexico, with fewer political leaders present, and lower expectations of forging a legally binding […]
November 30, 2010

Articifical vs. Real: Which Christmas Tree is More Eco-Friendly?

Which type of Christmas tree – real or artificial – is more eco-friendly has long been a heated ecological debate. Both have environmental quandaries and knowing […]
November 23, 2010

‘Greener’ construction needed to support emerging market needs

Building materials company Lafarge said on Thursday that a strong focus was needed on sustainable construction to supply the additional two-billion people that would be in […]
November 18, 2010

Green Your Home For The Holidays

It’s mid-November and the thought of guests descending on your home for the holidays may have you in an all out redecorating rush. Do Your Part this […]
November 18, 2010

Dubai has most damaging eco footprint on Earth, WWF report

Humanity’s demands on natural resources are sky-rocketing to 50 per cent more than the earth can sustain, reveals the 2010 edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report […]
November 11, 2010

Green Ideas: Tips For Eco-Friendly Travel

Book Direct Flights, Skip Travel-Size Products, Discover Green Resorts and Give Back Assuming your vacation is more than just a hike, you’re going to be making […]
November 6, 2010

Standard Bank head office gets R2,3m solar hybrid water-heating system

Banking group Standard Bank has invested R2,3-million in a hybrid solar water heating and heat pump system at the company’s head office in Johannesburg, as it […]