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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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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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Recycle logos but shopping bags dumped! No to bags!

Recycle messages on plastic shopping bags are misleading. Most are not recycled due to an additive. Stop buying bags. Help call to ban non recyclables.

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Cape Town drought: city ‘waiting on a miracle’

Winter 2017 will be a dry one. Cape Townians get their heads & hands around Level 4 water restrictions and using water for drinking, cooking & washing only.

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Jenny Cullinan’s Bee Line Art Celebrates Wild Bees

Arranged in an orderly non-alignment at the entrance to the Bee Line Art Exhibition was a collection of quirky blocks  of wood each sporting a tin roof. The polished walls with neat yet random holes represented something!  But what?  A town for solitary bees? Miniature blocks of flats where each hole is a potential home?  […]

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Cape Town Draft Residential Service Costs 1July 2017

What will you be paying for water & electricity from 1 July 2017 in Cape Town? No more free water & the City has introduced an R8.21 per day electricity fee.

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Greater Efficiency not Desalination to Save Cape Town

Why isn’t Cape Town exploring desalination?

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Residential Electricity tariff with monthly service fee for CT.

Home User Tariff includes R242 per month service fee for Cape Town households as of 1 July 2017. Is this fair? Q & A to Cape Town City Manager

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How to read your water meter?

A number of people have asked how one reads the water meter.  Confused by the number of dials, spinning wheels and then the bar of digital numbers.  What does it all mean? But first!  Do you know where your water meter is? Do you know how to switch off your supply if a pipe bursts […]

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