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Greening. Don’t give up!

by Gary Simons Good news! The planet is not done with us. Yet. Bad news! There’s plenty of warning signs, and clear evidence that things are not hunky dory on this blue dot that is our only home environment.  A quick scan through any of the environmental news sites,...

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To Nuke or no to Nuke – Say What?

by Gary Simons To nuke, or not to nuke. What sort of a question is that! So the South African nuclear deal as it was until now is unlawful, according to the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court at the end of April. Read more here That means,...

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On Reviving Bees

by Gary Simons I found her buzzing lethargically against the window. Only she knew how long she’d been there. I got the proverbial glass and paper to catch her. To take her away from the invisible barrier that kept her from getting to the light of the sun to which her...

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One Planet. Help to Heal Her.

One Planet! Help to Heal Her!   Some things don't just bare repeating, they need repeating. Like the message and call to action in this re-posted, edited, blog. Let's be part of the many people who are passionately doing something to heal the one, and only,...

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103 Days of Water Left!

by Mandlakazi Mgwebi & Tracey Phillips Water Scarcity is a Global Challenge Water is the foundation of life but clean, safe drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce. It's hard for many of us to imagine that clean, safe drinking water is not something that...

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World NGO Day 2017

by Sheree-Ann Jooste Today we celebrate World NGO Day (Non-Governmental Organisation) for all the NGO’s worldwide and the individuals behind them to celebrate their work and share their positive impact on society with others. This day is also an important annual...

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Biodiversity in the Garden – Getting Bugged

by Gary Simons Biodiversity is ubiquitous. Which means that, much like mobile devices these days, we don’t often even notice it. It everywhere though. Inside you. Yes, you have a gazillion little bugs (good or bad depends on your intestinal health) doing their thing...

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A New Story for a New Year

Just before Christmas we shared some stories on humanity’s journey over the last 200 000 years. This year we take it to a whole new level with the 4 billion year old story of the mother continent from … Africa Alive Corridors A 4 billion year geological, biological...

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7 Green New Year Resolutions 2017

by Sheree-Ann Jooste   The New Year is upon us, which means it’s time to set goals to become the best you that you can be. If you’re dedicated to improving yourself, why not help the environment while you’re at it?   Here are some easy, eco-friendly New Year...

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“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”
– Edward O. Wilson