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Happy 23rd birthday, South Africa

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa would like to wish South Africa on its 23rd democratic birthday by reflecting and celebrating 23 significant environmental successes in our country's formative years.  Happy birthday South Africa, long may our collective maturity to protect our special environmental heritage continue! In 1994, as the new democratic South Africa emerged so a bold constitution was developed in...

WWF welcomes high court decision on nuclear energy

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa welcomes the Western Cape High Court's decision to set aside the Section 34 determinations to procure nuclear energy, the Intergovernmental Agreements, the Request for Information and Proposals and the decision to entrust Eskom with the procurement process as unlawful and unconstitutional.Ellen Davies, Project Manager: Extractives Sector for WWF-SA says: “We applaud Earthlife...

World Heritage Day

18 April at 12:53 PM, via CapeNature

World Heritage Sites are special and unique places with fragile ecosystems that need special care and one such site is the Cape Floral Region Protected Area World Heritage Site.

Do you think that being environmentally eco-friendly with home décor is too expensive?

15 April at 16:52 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Do you think that being environmentally eco-friendly with home décor is too expensive? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

A lot of people wrongfully assume that going eco-friendly on their home décor is too expensive. Truth be told, it doesn’t have to be. Too many things we store inside our homes are harmful to our health. Whether we’re talking about synthetic...

From catchment to confluence on the Karkloof

07 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF's Sue Viljoen recently joined a group of staff from the Karkloof Conservancy, Endangered Wildlife Trust and GroundTruth to walk the length of the 64km Karkloof River from catchment to its confluence over six days in KwaZulu-Natal.Their goal: to sample and document river health using the River Health Audit and Mini-SASS (which samples the invertebrates living in river as an indicator of...

We're moving on up

06 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

It's true, we all live busy lives. And whether it's for work or for play, we're constantly on the go and in South Africa, we're addicted to cars; transport with the highest carbon footprint. Here are some climate and rand friendly ways to get going instead.Those feet were meant for walking…Explore the joy of walking a little bit everyday – it's healthy, energising and you get to see more of the...

WWF celebrates two champions of the Succulent Karoo

06 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Cape Town (6 April 2017). WWF South Africa has lauded two inspiring leaders in the environmental sector for their years dedicated to conservation within the Succulent Karoo Biome.Botanist Annelise le Roux and Piet van Zyl were each honoured with a Lifetime Contribution award in celebration of their work and service by the Leslie Hill Succulent Karoo Trust (LHSKT).The trust, which is...

Reducing Waste in Fundraising | Paperless Planning & Green Marketing

02 April at 17:18 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Reducing Waste in Fundraising | Paperless Planning & Green Marketing appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Waste costs money.  There are multiple ways to produce waste while doing business, from creating needless paper trails to buying products that aren’t necessary.  For nonprofits and NGOs, producing waste not only takes revenue away from their causes, it can often do...

Waste to Energy the focus at Pollution and Waste Tech Africa

31 March at 12:19 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Waste to Energy the focus at Pollution and Waste Tech Africa appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Waste to Energy programmes, the subject of growing international and South African focus, will be a key topic of discussion during workshops alongside an upcoming pollution and waste technology exhibition in Johannesburg. Fourth Industrial Revolution – pollution and waste...

A new generation of environmental leaders

30 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Nelisiwe, 27, spends her time in WWF South Africa's Rhino Programme – even getting to hang out with these grey unicorns.Here's her advice for young graduates…Having to make the change from a student to working professional is a daunting task and something I wasn't sure I could do. I was wrong.It's being challenged and tested that prepares you for the real world. The key is to keep pushing...

Unique Style

30 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Vintage clothing is trendy and offers classy looks that literally never go out of style. The runways at fashion weeks are full of reworked vintage pieces.By its very nature, vintage is unique because it's one of a kind. Back in the day, clothes weren't mass produced as they are now so chances are that when you buy vintage, you'll be the only one with it. With this comes the added investment....

Big buck savings

30 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Times are tough but our shopping-crazy culture pushes us to buy things to make us feel better. Here are some ways you can actually put money back into your pocket by making small changes.1) Make your ownThere's a saying, “You are what you eat” so don't be cheap, easy or fake. We did the sums: If you spend on average R35 plus per day every day for a year you'd be spending R12 775 on junk food....

Optimism vs Pessimism – who wins?

30 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

By Eusebius McKaiser, author of A Bantu In My Bathroom, Run Racist Run and Could I Vote DA?In South Africa, scepticism is sometimes tempting and even justified. Our country faces some daunting social, economic and environmental hurdles. But recently I was very happy to have my instinctively sceptical attitude punctured just a little, by the energies and innovative thinking of the young people...

WWF calls for renewable energy in National Energy Plan submission

30 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Ahead of the Department of Energy's closing date for stakeholder engagement in the national Integrated Energy Plan and Integrated Resource Plan, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is underscoring the importance of South Africa's need to embrace renewable energy as the country's single largest potential energy source.As James Reeler, WWF's Land and Climate Project Manager, explains: “The...

Dry Baths: the future of hygiene

30 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Interviewing this whizz inventor turned up a few surprises but even more so is the fact that environmental entrepreneurs are really taking the world by storm (climate change pun intended).In the case of young people calling the shots, Ludwick Marishane, a sought-after young entrepreneur, whose popularity has grown since winning the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year award, has...

Leopard safely translocated to natural environment

29 March at 13:41 PM, via CapeNature

A leopard that was recently seen approaching a vehicle in Gordon’s Bay has been safely rehomed in a natural environment within the Western Cape. A video which went viral on social media this week depicted footage of the young female approaching a stationary vehicle with occupants inside. On Monday 27 March, 2017 the animal was […]

Find the five golden pandas and stand to win!

29 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Chi Chi is on the loose! Find the five golden Pandas hidden on the product pages of our online shop and email the links to shop@wwf.org.za. Your name will go into a lucky draw for one of two delicious chocolate hampers: One from Afrikoa Chocolate Hamper and the other from Honest Chocolate Hamper.Competition runs from 4 April to 19 AprilAfrikoa Chocolate Hamper worth R850 includes:1 x AFRIKOA...

#EarthHourZA through the lens

26 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

#EarthHourZA events were hosted across the country and while we tried to attend them all, there were simply too many! We were absolutely spoiled for choice. So here are a few highlights:Ahead of the Hour, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town was lit up by our enthusiast volunteers as they racked up signatures on our petition to Eskom:

Thank you to our volunteers for getting our @VandAWaterfront...

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