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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
40 % of plastic is packaging, used once and then discarded, much of it ending up in the sea. (Plastics or Planet. National Geographic 2018) It is time to turn the tide. Recycling is a start but we need a range of end of life solutions for all `plastic' that is not compostable. It is [...]
Cape Town is determined to regulate ALL renewable energy systems, whether grid tied or not. Register your SSEG system by 28 February 2019 to avoid a penalty.
CAPE TOWN 2018 – 19 WATER & ELECTRICITY TARIFFS SHOCK makes City less affordable . Service delivery & tariffs need to be reassessed & involve citizens.
Objectors to Drought Charge receive comprehensive response from City of Cape Town. Will new normal include higher water tariffs even after this drought?
CT is installing water demand meters, WMDs, to curb high consumption. A leak detection function & consumption log, helps monitor consumption. How to read it?
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.