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WESSA Environmental Award 2019

By |2019-11-23T19:47:09+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Earth Cool Consumer|Tags: , |

Thank -you to WESSA (Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa) Western Cape for awarding me the Environmental Award for Individuals for 2019.   The environmental challenges we all face are huge.  In the face of growing awareness of species extinction, habitat destruction and Climate Change, it is not possible to measure our individual endeavours to [...]

GAIA Lifestyle Calculator. Are you Cool?

By |2019-09-16T19:47:57+00:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Earth Cool Consumer|Tags: , , , , , |

That human well-being is derived from the well-being of our Planet is an essential truth.  Our lifestyles have significant or small impacts on the environment depending on our choices. When we think about it, many of the eco-friendly choices we can make are not even onerous.  It is time to replace an old habit with an eco–friendly one.  [...]

EVs Too much Ego not enough Eco

By |2019-06-24T11:38:24+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Earth Cool Consumer, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

EVs or Electric vehicles are the new mobility aspiration. Owning a Tesla model, in the words of a German auto enthusiast, is almost a religious experience.  Tesla and many of the EVs from upmarket car manufactures such as BMW, Daimler, Audi and Co are marketing models that promise to meet the traditional expectations of classy, fast [...]

Plastic shopping bags – the CON in Convenient!

By |2017-10-05T22:10:52+00:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Earth Cool Consumer, Reduce Re-use Recycle|Tags: , , , |

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!

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,

Renewables vs Nuclear – choose a legacy!

By |2016-07-06T16:48:28+00:00July 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Celebrating Sustainability, Earth Cool Consumer|Tags: , , |

nuclear or renewables is much more than choosing an energy option. It is a choice between divergent socio-economic opportunities and the consequent legacies.

People’s Climate March 2015! Now what?

By |2019-02-26T13:57:35+00:00November 29th, 2015|Categories: Celebrating Sustainability, Earth Cool Consumer|Tags: , , , , |

The 2015 Peoples Climate March is over. `Earth is set to evict us for bad behaviour’. We cannot wait for the politicians. Change will have to come from us!