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I am a change agent – a professional sustainability or Green Auditor who helps homeowners, businesses, communities and schools to live and work in ways that are environmentally sustainable. I use a Green Audit tool kit to show clients the inefficiencies that translate into wasted money and wasted resources. The low hanging fruit are mostly simple changes in behaviour but are not always easy to identify by yourself. Using return on investment calculations, clients are shown how changes that require paying for new lights, water heating, rain tanks or a range of technical efficiency measures can be paid off through the savings on reduced consumption. Going Green is a strategic approach that helps

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In spite of recycle messages our recycler has to send these shopping bags to landfill..

Plastic bags – the CON in Convenient!

Billions of plastic shopping bags made & branded for retailers are used once, then dumped. Why don’t retailers to do the right thing & supply recyclable bags?

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How & Why of living on less than 87 liters of water!

Predictions that Cape Town dams will be `dry’ by March 2018 mean that we need to be more frugal with the water now. How to use less than 87 liters?

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Leopard Toads share Clovelly Course with Golfers.

Endangered Leopard Toads share Clovelly golf course with golfers or more accurately, the toads love the water features the golfers aim to avoid.

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We all croak in a world without frogs and toads!

It’s almost Toad Time – time for the Endangered Leopard toads to use the roads to make their way to the breeding ponds in the Far South Peninsula. In the Fish Hoek Valley, the Silvermine Wetlands, Clovelly golf course and Sun Valley ponds are breeding hot spots.  Please drive with extra care especially at night […]

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Oceans of Plastic Pollution. Small stuff. Big impact.

Chemical pollutants attach to plastic microbeads washed into the sea & deliver numerous toxic doses to all in the sea and inland water food chain -including us!

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Cheaper Renewables disrupt old ‘ESKOM’ model

Repeated above CPI increases in the price of electricity is not sustainable. RE can stabilize electricity costs. Needs involved consumers & new delivery model.

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Retailers key to recyclable plastic shopping bags!

Retailers are the key to recyclable shopping bags with the power to set environmental standards in keeping with their recycling logos. Why don’t they?

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Shopping bag survey supports ban of plastic bags

As part of its Rethink the Bag initiative, the Two Oceans Aquarium ran a survey at a number of SPAR retailers in Cape Town.  Waste Reduction – Far South volunteers ran the survey on behalf of Two Oceans at the Valyland SPAR in Fish Hoek.  The results showed overwhelming support for re-useable shopping bags and […]

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AUW 2017 Seedling energy & water projects with impact

AUW 2017 showcases innovative small scale water & electricity technologies that offer new models for localised service delivery,

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CT Home User Electricity service fee to be postponed

Mayor De Lille announced that the introduction of the Home User electricity tariff including a R8.21 per day service fee will be delayed owing to public outcry.

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