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“Laudato Si’, mi Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”: Conversations with Pope Francis

In his recent Encyclical, Pope Francis has opened a dialogue on how to take care of our Common Home. He has clearly opened this dialogue to all people of good will because we all share this Common Home, Catholic and non-Catholic all alike. The Pope has masterly and prophetically reflected on what is currently going […]

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Normal is Over

‘Normal is Over‘ by Renée Scheltema is a documentary about the bigger picture of what is happening to our planet and the environmental challenges we face. Renée looks into the causes, the symptoms, and finds solutions where one would least expect them. “From practical everyday fixes to rethinking the overarching myths of our time, this film is intended to challenge viewers on […]

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Food, glorious food

By Louisa Feiter Lazy summer afternoon braai’s, succulent roast with vegetables, spicy rice dishes or curries, freshly made chapattis, naan and roti’s, fish fresh from the harbour, summer salads and juicy summer fruit; these are tastes that we all anticipate eagerly and look forward to sharing with family and friends this December. But as our […]

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Local is lekker: 7 Gardening Tips

By Valerie Payn (This is an extract from the e-book An Ecological Gardeners Handbook) Earth has a wonderfully diverse array of landscapes, climates, natural environments and culture. These all contribute in various ways to our rich cultural and ecological heritage. If our gardens are to play a conservation role, we can’t adopt ‘one size fits […]

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Greening our Mondays

No one likes a blue Monday – instead Green Monday South Africa suggests making it GREEN. Green Monday is a new campaign that has just been launched and is already garnering a lot of support from organisations, restaurants and even celebrities. SAFCEI is also behind this initiative, which is promoting sustainable living and animal welfare […]

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