Resources

Please take a look at the resources below.  The table has a range of resources, while there are also some additional websites lower down.

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LogoSupplierType DescriptionLinkDate Added
Environmental Working GroupWebsiteThe mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles.website2011/5/24
Carbon Disclosure ProjectWebsiteCarbon Disclosure Project (South Africa, 2010)

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has challenged the world’s largest companies to measure and report their carbon emissions, integrating the long-term value and cost of climate change into their assessment of the financial health and future prospects of their business.

Website2011/5/24
Carbon Disclosure ProjectPDFCarbon Disclosure Project - 2010 Report (South Africa)Document2011/05
City of Cape TownWebsiteCity of Cape Town's Electricity Savings Campaign

This Electricity Savings website is full of practical information to help you take action to save electricity. The top ten ways to save are right here at your fingertips, and a great deal more.

website2011/01
COP17 in DurbanWebsiteCOP17 in Durban

eThekwini, also known as Durban, will be hosting COP17 from 28 Nov to 9 Dec 2011. This website provides local information about attending the event.

website2011/05
Conference of Parties : COP17WebsiteCOP17

The Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Durban at the end of 2011. A primary focus of the conference will be to secure an international climate agreement, as the Kyoto Protocol will expire in 2012.

website2011/05
MelexWebsiteEcofriendly commuting and electric vehicles

Our retro Wispa range of electric scooters are ideal for commuting to university or your local workplace with a range of up to 80 kms and fully road legal. With zero emissions and no fuel bill you can now wave goodbye to your favourite petrol attendant until you need your tires checked! "Melex is a premium provider of light electric vehicles servicing South Africa, Namibia, Seychelles and Mauritius."

website2010/12

GBCSAWebsiteEnergy Efficient Building Design

Energy Efficient Building Design, presentation delivered at the GBCSA Convention & Exhibition 2010 by Shane Esmore, Director and Principal Sustainability Consultant, Umow Lai Pty Ltd, Australia

website2011/01
For Love of Water - FLOWWebsiteFor Love of Water - FLOW

For Love of Water (FLOW) is a national campaign to help instill a deep appreciation, understanding and respect for water. It aims to raise awareness of water quality and quantity challenges on both a local and national level while providing practical solutions to ensure that all are provided with clean safe drinking water.

website2010/07
Green GenieWebsiteGreen Genie The Green Genie aims to eliminate wet waste to landfill.Wet waste is grass cuttings, veggie scraps, leaves, tea bags or cooked food. website2011/03
Greening the BlueWebsiteGreening the Blue

“The UN system is collectively developing a climate-neutral approach for its premises and operations...The responsibility for the future lies in our hands. Let’s begin change at home.”
Ban Ki-moon, Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN, December 2009

website2010/07


Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

websiteGuide to Energy Management in Public Buildings

Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning’s
A Guide to Energy Management in Public Buildings

website2011/01

Sustainable IndustrieswebsiteGuide to reducing your company's energy use

Sustainable Industries annual guide to reducing your company's energy use, updated for 2011
Sustainable industries, Partners: Allied Waste, BetterBricks, Energy Trust of Oregon, Fluid

website2011/01
Indalo YethuWebsiteIndalo Yethu

Indalo Yethu is an independent trust that functions as an endorsement brand promoting greening and eco-friendly practices as a way of life. They aim to reinforce the notion of environmental conscious living within the context of the country’s economic and social development programmes. Indalo Yethu wants to draw attention to responsible environmental living as this is a crucial ingredient in South Africa’s drive to realise its stated objectives of a better life for all, ensuring that benefits derived can be enjoyed by present and future generations.

website2010/07

GBCSAWebsite Introduction to the Energy Section of Green Star

Introduction to the Energy Section of Green Star, presentation delivered at the GBCSA Convention & Exhibition 2008,Paul Carew - Director PJCarew Consulting.

website2011/01
Lewis PughWebsiteLewis Pugh

"I am often asked why I do it. At a simplistic level, I am passionate about swimming and I enjoy pushing boundaries. But there's a lot more to it than that. Through my swims I have had a unique perspective on climate change. I have witnessed retreating glaciers, decreasing sea ice, coral bleaching, severe droughts, and the migration of animals to colder climates."

website2010/07
National Business InitiativeWebsiteNational Business Initiative

NBI is a voluntary group of leading national and multi-national companies, working together towards sustainable growth and development in SA through partnerships, practical programmes and policy engagement.

website2011/05
Department of Environmental AffairsDocumentNational Climate Change Response Green Paper

From the South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs


2011/02

Energy CyberneticsWebsiteNational Energy Barometer

The Energy Barometer scientifically compares buildings’ energy consumption on an ‘apples-to-apples’-basis taking into account factors such as climatic condition, occupancy, floor area, etc. Energy Cybernetics has been an active and leading player in the South African energy space since 1998, focussing on energy optimisation consulting, systems and services to a host of businesses

website
Oxygenics Eco-ShowerWebsiteOxygenics SA / Eternally Solar

Want to save on water and electricity bills? Two decades of research and development and a unique combination of materials and styling, have resulted in the Oxygenics® range of showerheads – invigorating performance whilst saving water and power.

website2010/07
Project 90 by 2030WebsiteProject 90 by 2030

This website provides interesting downloads and toolkit booklets related to Energy, Waste, Biodiversity and Water to encourage South Africans to preserve the environment and commit to changing the way they live by 90% by the year 2030.

website2010/11
No StandingWebsiteRecycling waste collection services

No Standing recycling will be recognized as the most progressive environmentally friendly waste management and cleaning company in Cape Town. We offer our customers cost effective recycling strategies for corporate offices, residential houses, apartment blocks, guest houses and events of any nature and in return provide valuable greening information as to how much waste is saved from Cape Towns landfill sites.

website2010/12
Rio +20WebsiteRio +20

Rio +20 will take place in Brazil on 4-6 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit. The objective of the Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges.

website2011/05
SannitreeWebsiteSannitree

Sannitree International have been leading suppliers of 100% environmentally friendly, biodegradable products for the treatment of organic waste and waste water, including waterless urinals.

website2010/07


WWF SASSIWebsiteSA Seafood Initiative - SASSI

The ocean provides us with tremendous and often unseen economic, social and cultural benefits; it acts as a vast highway for commerce, it provides a place for recreation and, importantly, it supplies food or income for 2.6 billion people worldwide. Today, however, the ancient tradition of fishing has in many cases left in its wake dangerously depleted fish stocks and an ecosystem whose balance has been sufficiently tipped to jeopardize the existence of a number of key species. The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) was initiated by WWF South Africa in collaboration with other networking partners in November 2004 in order to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trade, from wholesalers to restaurateurs through to seafood lovers.

website2010/07
SA Water Research CommissionWebsiteSA Water Research Commission

The WRC provides the country with applied knowledge and water-related innovation, by continuously translating needs into research ideas and, in turn, transferring research results and disseminating knowledge and new technology-based products and processes to end-users. By supporting water-related innovation and its commercialisation, where applicable, the WRC seeks to provide further benefit for the country.

website2010/07
City of Cape TownDocumentSmart Eating

Audit Sheets

2010/08
City of Cape TownDocumentSmart Eating

Guide book for Educators

2010/08
City of Cape TownDocumentSmart Eating

Guide book for learners

2010/08
City of Cape TownDocumentSmart Events

Smart Events handbook

2010/08
City of Cape TownDocumentSmart Living Handbook (Afrikaans)

Lots of practical information around what you can do in your home to save resources and money.

2010/08
City of Cape TownDocumentSmart Living Handbook (English)

Lots of practical information around what you can do in your home to save resources and money.

2010/08
City of Cape TownDocumentSmart Living Handbook (xhosa)

Lots of practical information around what you can do in your home to save resources and money.

2010/08

GBCSAWebsiteSpotlight on energy

Spotlight on Energy presentation delivered at the GBCSA Convention & Exhibition 2008, by Don Winston - Director of Technical Services, The Durst Organisation, Inc.

website2011/01
The Happy Planet IndexWebsiteThe Happy Planet Index

Nic Marks gathers evidence about what makes us happy, and uses it to promote policy that puts the well-being of people and the planet first. He's the founder of the Centre for Well-Being at the UK think tank New Economics Foundation (NEF).

website2010/11
Township PatternsWebsiteTownship Patterns is a social enterprise which designs, produces and markets a range of eco-friendly textile conference bags in order to directly support the sustainable development of women-owned sewing cooperatives operating out of the townships of South Africa. Township Patterns cc is a fair trade, WFTO (www.wfto.com) accredited company.website2011/04
Two Oceans AquariumWebsiteTwo Oceans Aquarium

The Aquarium is rapidly gaining recognition as a leading environmental education centre in South Africa. It is also respected internationally for its high standards of animal husbandry and the expertise of its staff in collecting and transporting live animals. It has established itself as a key player in raising environmental awareness through its high-quality exhibits, conservation and education programmes.

website2010/09
Global CompactWebsiteUN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

website2011/05
UN Water WebsiteUN Water

This website provides a range of interesting documents, statistics, events and activities relating to water

website2010/11
Urban SproutWebsiteUrban Sprout - Green blog site and news

Urban sprout exposes the impact of over-consumption, frenzied accumulation of 'things' and the damage we cause to the environment because of this way of living. It is our hope to be part of a movement that changes the relationship between business and the environment and between human and living systems so as to create a m ore just and sustainable world. Find an eco directory, green guides, events, green jobs, and articles about renewable energy, climate change, organic food, genetic modification, sustainable building, recycling, ethical money systems, fairtrade, consumer activism, and permaculture.

website2010/09
Virtual WaterWebsiteVirtual Water

The Virtual Water Project would like to show the world how much freshwater is used to produce selected products - hoping for people to rethink their consumption patterns.

website2010/09
Department: Water AffairsWebsiteWater Affairs: National Department

The Department of Water Affairs is the custodian of South Africa's water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector. It also has override responsibility for water services provided by local government. While striving to ensure that all South Africans gain access to clean water and safe sanitation, the water sector also promotes effective and efficient water resources management to ensure sustainable economic and social development.

website2010/09
Water Footprint NetworkWebsiteWater Footprint Network

People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, etc. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business.

website2010/10
Everpure Water FiltrationWebsiteWaterPure Filtration Systems

Everpure is one of the leading manufacturer of Water purification systems in the world over the past 80 years. Everpure is used by many leading brands in the food and beverage industry. These brands need to follow certain standards and do vigorous research when it comes to water filtration systems and reliability. Filters are suitable for home and commercial use.

website2010/10
Water RhapsodyWebsiteWater Rhapsody

Water Rhapsody are the leaders in Grey Water and Rainwater Harvesting systems in South Africa. With 15 years of experience and over 3000 installations, Water Rhapsody are expanding throughout Southern Africa. The company's flagship is its grey water (or greywater) recycling system which can save up to 50% of municipal water bills.

website2010/10
UNESCOWebsiteWorld Water Day

In 1992 the UN adopted 22 March of each year as World Day for Water. It aims to promote the conservation and development of water resources internationally.

website2010/11
WWF Water FootprintWebsiteWWF Water Footprint

A water footprint is a measure of the total water used to produce goods and services that a particular individual, business or nation uses. It is made up of two components: direct water use and indirect use. The indirect water use is measured as ‘virtual’ water (the volume of water required to produce a certain product). It includes use of blue water (rivers, lakes, aquifers), green water (rainfall in crop growth), and grey water (water polluted after agricultural, industrial and household use).

website2010/11

Other Websites

Accelerate Cape Town   www.acceleratecapetown.com

Alive2Green   www.alive2green.co.za

City of Cape Town

Green Building Guidelines

Smart Living Handbook

Smart Eating Toolkit

Green Audit toolkit

Smart Events Handbook

Earthday Ecological Footprint   earthday-dev.shs.net/Footprint

Ecospecifier   www.ecospecifier.co.za

Eco Standard South Africa  www.ecostandard.co.za

Enviropaedia   www.enviropaedia.com

Ethical Co-op   www.ethical.org.za

Fairtrade in Tourism   www.fairtourismsa.org.za

Food & Trees for Africa www.trees.co.za

Full Cycle   www.fullcycle.co.za

Global Reporting Initiative   www.globalreporting.org

GreenStaySA  www.greenstaysa.org.za

Green Building Council of SA   www.gbcsa.org.za

Green Home   www.greenhome.co.za

Green House   www.greenhousecreates.com

Green Meeting Industry Council   www.greenmeetings.info

Greenspace   www.greenspace.co.za

GreenX Energy   www.greenxenergy.com

Renewable Energy and Climate Change   www.climatechange.org.za

SASSI Guide   www.wwf.org.za/sassi

Smart Living Handbook   www.capetown.gov.za

Sustainable Living   www.sustainableliving.co.za

The Story of Stuff   www.storyofstuff.com

Life in Balance   www.lifeinbalance.co.za

Carbon Calculators

Atmosfair   www.atmosfair.de

Climate Care   www.climatecare.org

Sustainable Travel International   www.sustainabletravelinternational.org

Choose Climate   www.chooseclimate.org

The Carbon Neutral Company   www.carbonneutral.com

Cleaner Climate   www.cleanerclimate.co.za

BP Carbon Calculator   www.bp.com