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Solar Panels – An Option Turning into a Necessity for A Greener Planet

Today at 12:34 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Solar Panels – An Option Turning into a Necessity for A Greener Planet appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

As most of the natural sources are drying up, it is imperative that solar panel installation should be one of the prime concern for residential and commercial customers. A good solar panel power system can help you save 50-60% (or more) of your total electricity bills.

Share the love this Valentine’s Day

Today at 11:56 AM, via CapeNature

“Share the Love” and WIN a two-night stay for two at Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve this Valentine’s Day. Win a host of prizes with CapeNature and Van Loveren wines this Valentine’s Day and you could be gazing into your loved one’s eyes, feeling warm and fuzzy as the sun sets behind you, all while relaxing in the pool. […]

Tips for tucking into SA's enormous food waste problem

Friday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Food, glorious food. We can't live without it. It gives us the energy to get through the day. It can delight the taste buds and open our senses to new flavours. We bond and form new relationships around meals. We get cranky when we don't have enough of it. But did you know it's also an enormous source of waste.Out of the 31 million tons of food available in South Africa every year, one third...

Water: Time is running out

Thursday at 14:22 PM, via CapeNature

Dr Ernst Baard, CapeNature’s Executive Director of Biodiversity Support, tackles the water question from a long-term perspective, in this article originally published in Agri-Culture’s December 2016-January 2017 issue.  With 2015 recorded as the hottest year worldwide since 1882, as well as the driest year for South Africa since 1921, and with indications that 2016, and the […]

Black rhinos also have a social life

Thursday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Our black rhino populations are closely monitored which gives us insight into the lives of these threatened and extraordinary animals. Individual black rhino have distinctive characters. Monitors who spend a lot of time near the animals learn to differentiate the various temperaments. For example, some rhinos will run towards any disturbance, so monitors will have to climb a tree and wait there...

Kick back and relax with us in 2017

13 January at 11:34 AM, via CapeNature

By all accounts, 2016 was a tough year all round. So we figured it was time for everyone to take a step back, slow down, and appreciate the relaxation opportunities that our natural spaces can provide in 2017.  If you feel like the world is spinning just a little too fast these days, and want […]

Creating a future: An EPWP success story

09 January at 10:15 AM, via CapeNature

Meet Patrick Makuliwe, an admin assistant at Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch.  Patrick Makuliwe is a differently abled employee at the reserve, but that hasn’t stopped him from looking towards the future, and his ambition of running his own business one day. That could become a reality thanks to the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Watch […]

Make 2017 green

09 January at 02:00 AM, via WWF

A new year, a new start. This year, let's make a change for the environment.We've put together five top tips to living more sustainably around food, energy, water and waste.We want to hear you New Year's green resolutions so share your #Green2017 selfies and tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here's an example of what we mean:Food:Buy seasonal and local instead of imported goods.Fresh...

Consumers urged to 'skip the kreef this summer'

22 December 2016 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa has launched a campaign calling on consumers to “skip the kreef this summer”, as this popular seafood treat has now moved onto the Red list of the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI). The SASSI list is a traffic-light system that helps consumers make sustainable seafood choices: Green is “best choice”, Orange is “think twice” and Red is “don't buy”. WWF has...

West Coast Rock Lobster is now red-listed

21 December 2016 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Dear SASSI community,WWF-SASSI has finalised the WWF-SASSI assessment for West Coast Rock Lobster for inclusion onto the WWF-SASSI list and consumer tools.The SANCOR community and the public were provided extensive opportunity to comment on the draft assessment per the WWF-SASSI notifications to the SANCOR community and WWF-SASSI stakeholders on the 8th November 2016. WWF-SASSI has now...

Experience the magic of Grootvadersbosch!

15 December 2016 at 07:37 AM, via CapeNature

After a long period of closure to upgrade the infrastructure and tourism offerings at the reserve, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve has reopened, and there are 11 new cabins for the public to book, allowing them to experience the magic of Grootvadersbosch once again! Nestled in between Afromontane forest teeming with ancient yellowwood, stinkwood and ironwood trees, […]

Agro-processing workshop explores decarbonised economy

15 December 2016 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

In November 2016, WWF together with Green Cape and Stellenbosch University's Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies hosted a workshop aimed at gaining a better understanding of the potential of solar energy in the agro-processing industry.The event marked the first in a series of workshops which are part of a broader programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for the...

Western Cape Fire Season launch – Fire is everyone’s fight!

12 December 2016 at 16:35 PM, via CapeNature

The annual Western Cape Fire Season launch took place at Newlands Fire Base in Cape Town on Monday, 12 December 2016. Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, warned that the hot and dry conditions across the province indicate another difficult season ahead for firefighting entities. […]

Truck driver to contractor: An EPWP success story

09 December 2016 at 13:22 PM, via CapeNature

Meet John Mngxunyeni, a contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve in the Garden Route.  From working is a truck driver, struggling to put food on the table, and missing his family, to contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve who can now afford to send his children to university, John Mngxunyeni has come a long way thanks to […]

Stellenbosch river partnership celebrates two-year milestone

07 December 2016 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The Stellenbosch River Collaborative (SRC) recently celebrated two years of a successful partnership to improve the water quality of the rivers that run through this beautiful Winelands town.The collaborative is an example of local collective action in the face of a global water crisis and has initiated several projects to help the town deal with drought and climate change. Members of the...

Tis the season to celebrate success

06 December 2016 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

As a non-profit working for the betterment of people and the environment, WWF's success depends on you.In light of this, we'd like to show you just what your support has allowed us to do this year. Protected landThe Free State welcomed its first protected environment – the newly declared Sneeuwberg Protected Environment that covers 17 500ha of pristine and important land.The area includes...

Tips to a water-saving festive season

06 December 2016 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

December is the one time of the year that the whole family can spend together as schools close and adults gear up for the summer holiday.While your eyes will be fixed on family fun, we're offering you some ways to survive a blistering summer in a time of drought.Hygiene:Ditch the bottled water – it takes 3 litres of tap water to make one litre of bottled waterTurn off the tap while brushing...

Festive Season Opening Hours 2016

05 December 2016 at 15:20 PM, via CapeNature

A notice about CapeNature’s Festive Season Opening Hours for December 2016 and January 2017. Call centre Please note our booking call centre’s operating hours during the Festive Season: 26 and 27 December 2016 – Closed All other days we will operate according to our regular hours, ie 07h30 to 16h30 Monday to Friday, 08h00 to […]

Grootvadersbosch: A Spectacular World Heritage Site

01 December 2016 at 11:13 AM, via CapeNature

The Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is one of many under CapeNature’s care that holds World Heritage Site status. Read on to find out what that means, and why it’s so important.  What is a World Heritage Site? A World Heritage Site is a landmark which has been officially recognized by the United Nations, specifically by UNESCO. […]

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