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Marking Earth Hour in Pretoria

By Lydia Mogano On the 25th of March 2017, everyone was encouraged to participate in the environmental awareness campaign, Earth Hour, to encourage the reduction of humanity’s carbon footprint on the planet by switching off all electrical appliances between 8:30 till 9:30pm. I was invited as one of the guest speakers in Pretoria to promote […]

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Be part of the resistance against corrupt energy decisions

The Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Zuma last week saw both the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan – who has been adamant that the country would not finance nuclear if it was unaffordable – and his deputy being replaced with Malusi Gigaba and Sifiso Buthelezi, respectively. The Minister of Energy has also been replaced, as well […]

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Earth Keeper Day

The month of February is associated with love with Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Usually this is love for one another, but we would like to use this opportunity to express our love for the Earth and all of Creation. We will be celebrating the annual Earth Keeper Day on in the week of 13 […]

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Drought Proof your Garden or Farm

As the climate increasingly destabilises, drought conditions in Southern Africa will increase. Valerie Payn, who has written the book An Ecological Gardeners Handbook, offers advice on how we can adapt our gardens and surrounding environment to increased temperatures and lower rainfalls. Valerie Payn* When faced with drought farmers and gardener often react by irrigating more, […]

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