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Trees to Humans – Get out of Pioneer Phase or Get Out!

By |2019-10-21T09:47:07+00:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Celebrating Sustainability|Tags: , , , |

Since the dawn of human consciousness we have identified with charismatic life forms.  Landmark trees are appreciated for the special spaces they create. But also for being a personal bridge between historical and human times scales. Ancient human communities adopted animal totems to encourage, in themselves, the values they  A secretary bird & king protea [...]

Climate Strike – Youth Pushing for System Change

By |2019-10-02T07:30:46+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

“You will die of old age! We will Die of Climate Change!  Screamed a banner at the Climate Strike march in Cape Town on 20 September.  For young people, especially in parts of the `developing’ world, weather disasters are already claiming their lives or their future.  Their aggressively worded posters at the Climate Strike sent an [...]

Dr Seuss style poem a satire of Climate Inaction

By |2019-09-15T11:04:16+00:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

British comedian ,Marcus Brigstocke, wrote a poem after the 2009 COP in Copenhagen in the style of the late Dr Seuss.  He appeals for Climate Action in a way that is full of satire.  Here we are 10 years later  and Climate Inaction still dominates decision-making. "I think if we all find one thing we agree [...]

Climate Science: Don’t die talking. Start Walking

By |2019-09-15T11:07:30+00:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

There are climate science denialists with business as usual agendas. Then there are climate scientists and a range of people fascinated by science and mathematical modelling who are questioning the IPCC’s science and predictions. For me these challenges are reminders that – as clever as we are – we can’t attain mathematical certainty. To believe that we [...]

How to read new Cape Town smart Water Demand Meters

By |2018-02-12T22:22:16+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Water Wise|Tags: , , , , |

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