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Think Twice Recycling Campaign expands

On 10 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Northern Suburbs join curb-side recycling This month another milestone in the roll out of waste minimisation in our country is reached, when Cape Town’s northern suburbs join the Think Twice curb-side recycling initiative to have their domestic recyclables collected and transported to a nearby materials recovery centre. Altogether 38 000 new households from Welgemoed to […]

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Our ’67 minutes’ experience

On 2 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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For Nelson Mandela Day on 18 June 2011 the icologie team did their 67 minutes of service to inspire change by visiting the Homestead (Projects for Street Children). The team kept the service in line with their daily activities and undertook a walk through eco-audit of the Homestead office, shop and workshop premises. The audit listed the […]

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Global Change – Green Audit and Retrofit for Schools

On 13 July 2011, in Community Projects, Completed Projects, by Andrew Bennett
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The Global Change Project is a partnership initiative between the City of Cape Town and Centre for Climate and Earth System Science (ACCESS) with a focus on high schools in Cape Town. ACCESS is a multi-institutional body facilitating earth system science research and capacity building and training. They are involved in various educational and outreach […]

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First green BMW dealership hopes for 30% cut in electricity costs

On 8 June 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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The R75-million investment in BMW’s first green dealership – Club Motors Fountains, in Pretoria – should yield a competitive advantage on a cost basis within five years, says dealership sales manager Alwyn du Toit. The environmental-friendly complex, housing 85 people, will be able to realise a 30% saving in electricity, 35% to 50% reduction in carbon […]

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Dis-Chem promotes environmentally conscience choices

On 2 June 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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By Tanja Van Wie By 2050 the world needs to reduce its current levels of carbon emissions by 80% in order to stabilise global emissions at a manageable level, according to the scientific consensus of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). It is hoped that this will limit the average global temperature rise to […]

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Cape Union Mart is going GREEN…

On 30 May 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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As South Africa’s destination outdoors company, Cape Union Mart is taking a stand to protect the natural environment which they, along with their customers, value so highly. In fact, eco-conscious outdoor equipment has never been as easily accessible. Take their revolutionary K-Way Enviro fleece jacket, for example. Crafted from over 50% recycled waste products such as […]

By design, rather than default – recycled tyres used to build houses!

On 29 March 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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With recycling increasingly top of mind, especially since the new Waste Act came into play, people are becoming much more conscious of their waste. More questions are being raised as to how to recycle specific items and to be environmentally attuned, for example, how should tyres be recycled? Non-profit organisation,The South African Tyre Recycling Process […]

The Green Expo Launched

On 3 March 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Three City Events have just launched “The Green Expo” and icologie is their sustainability partner. This expo will bring together all those who believe that a sustainable lifestyle is not only possible but also trendy and cool. Exhibitors will include any business or organization that is involved with, or would like to publicise their efforts […]

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Leading Africans to Responsible Recycling

On 14 January 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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New York Times, By ERICA GIES SAN FRANCISCO — Backyard recyclers of electronics waste in developing countries use open fires and chemicals to extract precious metals, then dump the hazardous byproducts. Using no safety precautions, they expose themselves, their neighbors and their local environment to lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated flame retardants that can damage […]

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Bottle schools – sustainable green technologies

On 10 January 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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‘It will take a lot of time, a lot of breaking down barriers and walls but hopefully we can release the genie in the bottle of sustainable green technologies for the Philippines sometime soon…’ By RACHEL C. BARAWID, Manilla Bulletin, January 6, 2011, 12:18pm SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR Illac Diaz leads the building of Asia’s first plastic […]