An economy isn’t green if it sells nature to the highest bidder

On 3 July 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett

The strongest first impression of Rio de Janeiro is of a city that is alive. Even the buildings seem to be growing or decaying, writes Jessica Wilson of the Mail & Guardian. Scattered as they are between thick foliage on mountain slopes and leaning into the sea – a visible sign of humanity’s interdependence with […]


The new language of sustainability: materiality and risk…..

On 11 June 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett

The role of corporate sustainability executives increasingly is about managing risk, plain and simple….read more.

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Its Earth Day- how are you honoring Mother Earth?

On 20 April 2012, in Environmental Diary, News, by Andrew Bennett

Today more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. How will you play your  part? Throughout the month of April 2012 and on Earth Day (April 22), […]

Education system has the potential to drive sustainability.

An Education System towards Sustainability

On 16 April 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett

The reality is that nearly 50% of the world’s population are under the age of 25 – that’s almost 3 billion young people. The numbers continue to increase on a daily basis. One of the big concerns regarding the increase in youth population is education and employment opportunities. It is a fact that as more […]


Water is life: Respect it, Conserve it Enjoy it- National Water Week 5-11 March 2012

On 6 March 2012, in Environmental Diary, News, by Andrew Bennett

Did you know……… ……that more people in the world have mobile phones than toilets? ……one in eight people (884 million)  people lack access to safe water supplies ……that water and sanitation borne diseases claim more lives than any war claims through guns ……that 12-14 million South Africans do not have access to safe drinking water […]


“Sustainability: the HOW”

On 23 February 2012, in News, Training News, by Andrew Bennett

We recently found an interesting paper by  Laverly/Pennell. The  paper describes how to succeed in profitably transforming the sustainability of organisations. Or you could look at this as how to sustainably increase profitability. Included in the document are: A sustainability transformation roadmap describing the building blocks of a successful program of action The three major challenges […]


Responsible Tourism Week – are you in?

On 10 February 2012, in Environmental Diary, News, by Andrew Bennett

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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Our experience at icologie – Internship July 2011

On 2 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

icologie had its first internship during July, which consisted of five dynamic interns from different backgrounds joining the company for the month. The interns were integrated into the icologie family by the Monday team meeting. Akhona, one of the interns, felt that the Monday team meeting was one of the highlights of the company as […]

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World Population Count

On 2 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

Monday, 11 June 2011 came and went for me without being much of an event. Nothing significant happened that I can recall.  Anything interesting your side? What about the other 6,9 billion people on earth? How many of us actually gave a second thought to the fact that it was World Population Day? I started […]

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Celebrating Women in Sustainability

On 2 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

In a month when celebrating women is at the forefront, icologie caught up with some of the top women in sustainability in the country. Ahead of Women’s Day on 9 August, we met with Erica Wicomb, the Sustainability Project Co-ordinator at Santam, we had a sit down with the passionate Joe Stead who is doing wonders at Spur […]