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First Group commits to creating green vacation destinations

It's only a matter of time before green practices become a baseline requirement in the hospitality industry - 'going green' is no longer just a buzz phrase...

8 Dec 2017

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

By Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

New local craft beer brewing to combat food waste and alleviate hunger

Toast Ale South Africa has plans to produce a craft beer that utilises surplus bread from local companies, which would otherwise be discarded...

6 Dec 2017

Mazda SA announces launch of Mazda Foundation

Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non-Profit Company, aimed at providing financial aid to funds, authorities, and institutions which qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts...

4 Dec 2017

Recycling e-waste can help create jobs and reduce poverty in Africa

The "trash is cash" slogan is currently being used so that waste is viewed through a new and innovative lens. It also reveals a new approach with regard to electronic waste...

By Juliette Biao 29 Nov 2017

The burger apocalypse: low carbon eating and avoiding food waste

More than 95% of people still eat meat and don't like being told that it is wrong and bad for the planet to do so...

By Tony Curran 28 Nov 2017

The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive

As gains from the green revolution come up against limited natural resources, agriculture is poised for another major transformation...

28 Nov 2017

Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide

They were supposed to bring about an energy revolution, but the popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide...

24 Nov 2017

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

Making water conservation a culture at The Table Bay

"Water conservation has become culture at The Table Bay. We are invested in every drop and we believe that collectively, even the simplest tactics can meaningfully contribute to saving water," says Joanne Selby.

20 Nov 2017

The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment...

By Kim Pickering 20 Nov 2017

Webinar to discuss giving around the globe

Leading global organisations in corporate giving are hosting an international webinar on Thursday, 19 November, from 3pm-4pm - which stakeholders can access free by registering online...

Issued by Trialogue 13 Nov 2017

V&A Waterfront to host Ocean Life Festival

The V&A Waterfront recently announced the launch of its annual Ocean Life Festival - a new endeavour focused on fostering an appreciation and understanding of South Africa's ocean assets...

9 Nov 2017

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Jaguar Land Rover, Red Cross celebrate 64-year partnership with 'Mapathon'

150 Jaguar Land Rover employees recently participated in the company's first 'Mapathon' event, plotting roads, rivers and buildings across a sprawling area in the Kurigram District of Bangladesh using satellite imagery. The event took place on 5 December, coinciding with International Volunteer Day and celebratesd a 64-year partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and the Red Cross.

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Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces

Improving soil health in farmlands could capture extra carbon equivalent to the planet-warming emissions generated by the transport sector, one of the world's most polluting industries, experts said. Soil naturally absorbs carbon from the atmosphere through a process known as sequestration which not only reduces harmful greenhouse gases but also creates more fertile soil.

By Thin Lei Win 21 Nov 2017

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.

10 Nov 2017

Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetlands

The Pantanal in central South America may not be as globally famous as the Amazon rainforest, but it has the continent's highest concentration of wildlife. Now, however, the region's endangered plants and animals, along with its still undiscovered secrets, may be wiped out in return for cheap hydroelectricity.

By Lauren Crabb, Anna Laing, Bronwen Whitney, Carlos 10 Nov 2017

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