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Rewilding the Silvermine Wetlands – Locals drive Conservation.

By |2020-09-26T14:48:53+00:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Celebrating Sustainability|Tags: , , , , |

This is the story of how the lower Silvermine Wetlands came to be. Like most stories with a positive ending, many people and a good number of years were involved. And still are!  Some of the key initiating conservationists have subsequently died. Their legacy lives on for the rest of us to enjoy. Lest their names [...]

Earth Day during Covid 19 – from pandemic to paradigm shift!

By |2020-04-28T10:17:48+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Celebrating Sustainability, Earth Cool Consumer|Tags: , , |

Like a tsunami that recontours natural and man-made landscapes, the Covid 19 pandemic is awakening us from the distraction of our hamster wheel consumer economy to our forgotten awareness of what is really important, and what is terribly wrong. Once the waters have receded will we rebuild as before?  On Earth Day 2020 can we use [...]

Is Climate Change a vehicle to transform to a better society?

By |2020-02-19T10:59:28+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Celebrating Sustainability|Tags: , , , , |

Climate Activists and Extinction Rebellion are refusing to be part of a system that is anti-life.  In the words of Charles Eisenstein:  “The climate emergency (Climate Change) gives form to an intuitive, inarticulate alienation from the project of civilization.  It offers a focal point to identify the source of wrongness. It channels onto one thing the [...]

Trees to Humans – Grow up & out of Pioneer Phase

By |2020-04-30T10:09:07+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 [...]

Cape Town Drought has lessons for Climate Change

By |2019-10-02T08:04:00+00:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: Celebrating Sustainability, Water Wise|Tags: , , , |

There are clear parallels between Cape Town’s Drought crisis and the Climate Change crisis. YES! We can is the biggest positive message from the drought for Climate Action. But we need to act now!!  Calls for behavioural, regulatory and technology changes to reduce GHG emissions are ramping up as we experience the highest global temperatures and [...]

Mother’s day reflections- the future of our children and the Earth

By |2019-08-23T08:30:16+00:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Celebrating Sustainability, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

Today on Mother’s Day in Cape Town, a sunny autumn day full of birdsong and late harvest vegetables waiting to be picked, my thoughts are drawn to the Mother of all – Mother Nature. What future awaits my children, nurtured to the best of my ability on a Planet compromised by human demands? We are part [...]

AUW 2017 Seedling energy & water projects with impact

By |2017-06-08T23:11:03+00:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Celebrating Sustainability, Earth Cool Consumer|Tags: , , , |

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