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Xeriscaping – The Art of Sustainable Landscaping

INFORMATION ON XERISCAPING FROM THE BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY: Xeriscaping is the newest tool in water management—coined in the American southwest, the term describes an innovative and creative means of conserving water through the landscape. Because an estimated 50 percent of water consumption in the average single-family home is used outdoors, xeriscaping offers an ideal […]

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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 Americans push ever harder to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the environment, the funeral industry is taking a new step to help us go even more gently into […]

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High-tech and low-carbon travel trends for 2011

Last week, we began our gaze into the travel crystal ball for a glimpse of what the new year will bring. We focused on where we’ll be going and how much it will cost us to get there. This week we’ll focus on two trends: the technology making life easier – or more confusing – […]

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Going Green in Your School/Classroom

BACK TO SCHOOL IS COOL! (& GREEN) Many eco-friendly schools are experimenting with everything from solar and wind energy sources, recycled building materials, and natural lighting to using green products and pesticides, implementing energy efficient technology and incorporating environmental issues in the  curriculum.

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Eskom and Neotel found guilty of environmental noncompliance

The Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI), known as the Green Scorpions, found that Eskom and Neotel were guilty of non-compliance at certain of their projects in Limpopo, as the EMI continued its national environmental law compliance inspections.

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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 important as saving money is for most people, perhaps it is not the most important benefit of a greener lifestyle.  Green living can improve your health as well. Here […]

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Time’s Top 5 Green Energy Inventions of 2010

Time Magazine has revealed its 50 top innovations of 2010. These include inventions spanning across several categories. Here is a summary of Time’s best green energy inventions of 2010:

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Deadly record: 950 natural disasters killed 295000 people in 2010

2010 was a record-breaking year for natural disasters. According to Insurance ERM, a website dedicated to enterprise risk management, this makes 2010 the second-highest year of natural catastrophes since 1980. With a current yearly average of 785 natural catastrophes, 2010 saw in increase of more than 20% in occurrences of natural disasters. Furthermore, the high […]

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G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure

The Group of 20 (G20) leading economies will discuss ways to tackle soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, as some Asian countries sought to reassure nervous consumers on Friday. Global food prices hit a record high last month, outstripping the levels that sparked riots in several […]

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