Ignorance, as they say, is bliss - except when it involves 'green' practices that are merely harming the environment in a different way, or having no effect at all. As the popularity of eco-friendly products continues to rise, manufactures and distributors are attempting to differentiate their products through the use of inaccurate statements, skewed facts and downright myths...
Clinton Smith 16 Mar 2016
Fairtrade South Africa is celebrated for its pioneering spirit; the Cape Town-based office was the global organisation's first marketing and business development setup...
Cari Coetzee 17 Feb 2016
While many believe that do-it-yourself cleaning products are safer for their users and the environment, because they do not contain chemicals, recent research has indicated that this may not be the case...
Clinton Smith 6 Jan 2016
Responsibly sourced timber is better for the environment, better for business and better for everyone involved in the timber trade, but how do we communicate that to consumers?
Justin Smith 3 Sep 2015
We sat down with wellness enthusiast and Organic Baby Online founder, Sedeeqa Kalam, to find out more about the latest South African retailer to hit the interwebs...
Sindy Peters 21 Aug 2015
According to the Safer Choice Standard, for a green cleaning product to genuinely be eco-friendly, it must meet certain minimum standards...
Clinton Smith 26 Jun 2015
The scary fact is that 80% of species are currently overexploited or fished out, but fish remains the most sought-after commodity in recent years. So how do we manage this resource to keep it sustainable?
Nicci Botha 22 May 2015
Food shortages and exorbitant taxes on bread was the spark that fuelled the French Revolution and brought down a monarchy. At a fundamental level, food security today is still as important for the well-being of a nation. The difference is it isn't just about providing food to the population...
Nicci Botha 21 May 2015
In 2008, scores of South Africans responded in angry disbelief to calls to switch off their lights for an hour in WWF's annual Earth Hour campaign...
Tatjana von Bormann 11 Mar 2015
Swordfern, a quirky little beauty salon run by quirky beauties, situated on the infamous Harrington Street, is already, at only a little over a year old, making a name for itself as a one-stop shop for hair and beauty treatments for those a little more alternative.
Ruth Cooper 29 Jan 2015
It's no 'secret' that organic, free range and sustainable have been foodie buzzwords for some time now.
Ruth Cooper 28 Oct 2014
Unilever believes that creativity is the key to making sustainable living commonplace - its vision not only for itself as a company, but SA and the African continent as a whole...
Jessica Tennant 22 Sep 2014
I think that because events like exhibitions, mall activations, etc, engage all of the senses, they represent the marketing medium that will champion sustainable growth and development in 2014 and beyond.
Justin Hawes 23 Jan 2014
South Africa, the famed 'rainbow nation' is as socially diverse as its incredible natural biodiversity that acts as a powerful call to action for the tourism industry and for powering a green economy that can contribute tremendously towards sustainable growth of infrastructure (both living and built) and job creation.
Melissa Baird 15 Jul 2013
I am always surprised by businesses that claim that they cannot afford to recycle. There seems to be this misguided belief that recycling has to cost you money. We have assisted a number of clients to become more environmentally friendly and over time we have proven that it can be a value-adding initiative in more than one way.
Su-Mari Du Bruyn 9 Jul 2013
A silent revolution is taking place in the world of electrical energy - and few people are fully aware of its potential.
Roger Metcalfe 16 Apr 2013