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Energy Experts & Corporates Discuss Opportunities

On 18 July 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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The Green Times reported that earlier this month business think tank Accelerate Cape Town and KPMG brought several large companies Together to discuss emerging renewable energy opportunities in South Africa, with input from experts in business, academia and government. Accelerate Cape Town CEO Guy Lundy said they and sponsor company KPMG launched these quarterly Sustainability Forums […]

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Industry warns on carbon tax

On 14 February 2012, in Blogs, News, by Andrew Bennett
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As you know at icologie its all about knowledge sharing, check out Alex Hetherington’s blog where he posts a recent Business Day article concerning the proposed carbon tax in South Africa. As Alex notes, he was heartened to find this balanced and well written article by Sue Blaine in last week’s Business Day newspaper and […]

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Responsible Tourism Week – are you in?

On 10 February 2012, in Environmental Diary, News, by Andrew Bennett
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Now in its fourth year, Responsible Tourism Week takes place from 13 – 19 February 2012. What is the week about? It is a week in which the tourism industry explores and brainstorms the practical application of sustainable tourism ideas and raises awareness around responsible travel concepts using cost effective and successful social media campaigns. […]

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Call for contributions towards the mitigation / offset of the COP17 event carbon footprint

On 2 October 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Durban will be hosting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP17‐CMP7 international climate summit from 28 November to 9 December 2011. This event is expected to involve 25,000 official delegates and many additional thousands of associated visitors and interested parties from almost every country in the world. In terms of the Host […]

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Dragon Slaying in the name of Carbon……

On 13 September 2011, in Lunch hour talk, News, by Andrew Bennett
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Thursday 8 September 2011 saw 45 individuals with a sustainability bent, from various corporate backgrounds, braving the cold, wet and windy weather to enter the realm of Carbon dragon slaying. The much anticipated slaying took place at the Environmental Education Centre, at Intaka Island, Century City. The venue  has become well known for its hospitality, […]

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Lunch Hour Talk – Carbon Footprinting

On 29 August 2011, in Events, Lunch hour talk, News, by Andrew Bennett
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For our next lunch hour talk we have teamed up with Carbon Calculated to have a focus on eco auditing and sustainability reporting.  Where do you start if you want to do an eco audit of your business?  Why do we need sustainability reporting?  What is GRI and the other three letter acronyms?  This forms […]

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Durban unveils low-carbon road map

On 26 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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The Academy of Science of South Africa has produced a report highlighting climate change mitigation and adaptation opportunities for the City of Durban entitled ‘Towards a Low Carbon City: Focus on Durban’. The report was commissioned by the eThekwini municipality and provides 12 strategic recommendations, as well as sector-specific recommendations for Durban to transition to […]

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CTICC joins forces with Table Mountain National Park

On 21 July 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has partnered with Table Mountain National Parks (TMNP) to offset its local carbon flight footprint to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day. The centre will be planting 38 shade trees in the lower Tokai plantation forest as part of an environmental heritage project.

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Cape Town promises a low-carbon, climate-smart new year

On 7 January 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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The Climate Change Convention Conference of the Parties (COP 16) is over, and all eyes now focus on South Africa, where the commitments that began to coalesce in Cancun will need to find firmer footing at COP 17 in Durban next December. And the City of Cape Town is ready to learn from this vital […]

Going Green at Google

On 16 November 2010, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Google’s green employee programs are designed to reduce our corporate carbon footprint, and help our employees stay green too. Bikes on Campus At their Mountain View headquarters, shared bicycles are scattered among our buildings for employees to use for short trips around campus, reducing the need for employee car trips during the work day. Biodiesel […]