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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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Drought Charge scrapped. City replies to objectors

Objectors to Drought Charge receive comprehensive response from City of Cape Town. Will new normal include higher water tariffs even after this drought?

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How to read new Cape Town smart Water Demand Meters

CT is installing water demand meters, WMDs, to curb high consumption. A leak detection function & consumption log, helps monitor consumption. How to read it?

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Community Co-operation in a Water Crisis beats Chaos

Build resilience and support structures with a Community Water Co-operation Plan that sets out steps to develop a local community response to the water crisis.

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Choose to reduce or Day Zero will be devastating.

If we think seriously about Day Zero, we can’t let it happen. Day Zero cannot be our choice while we can choose to reduce consumption & slow dam level decline.

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Cape Town Water Pipe Burst – flood in a drought!

Burst pipe leads to Kilolitres of precious water flowing away for hours. City should empower appointed local residents to switch off street mains.

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Cape Town Drought Charge targets ratepayers.

The City of Cape Town’s proposed Drought Charge appears to be a wealth tax rather than a consumption charge. It is inequitable & is also likely to be illegal.

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Flush less & avoid poop- pile ups in a drought!

To save water we are flushing less – so how do we avoid poop- pile ups and sewer-cide? Options include: Go Greek, Go Wild, Go Off- Grid.

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Plastic shopping bags – the CON in Convenient!

Why is it so hard for retailers to do the right thing & provide 100% recyclable plastic shopping bags made from recycled plastic? So far only Checkers has!

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27% Electricity hike for ESKOM in 2018. Say NO!

Say no to ESKOM’s application for a 19% – 27% increase in the price of electricity – An acknowledgement that ESKOM can no longer provide an affordable service.

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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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