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SA can tackle increasing ecological footprint holistically – WWF

On 22 May 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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“South Africa can tackle its ever-increasing ecological footprint by looking at it holistically” say WWF SA South Africa can tackle its ever-increasing ecological footprint by looking at it holistically. According to Independent Online, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF SA) biodiversity head Deon Nel said at the release of the Living Planet Report in Cape […]

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Water shortages could cause wars……

On 26 March 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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With the UN’s World Water Day just being honored, Matthew Lee, in an IOL article, reports that drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change….. An […]

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Films & Talks – COOL IT (22 March)

On 13 March 2012, in Events, Films & Talks, News, by Andrew Bennett
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Showing 22 March 2012, 18h00 for 18h30 @ Hubspace Climate catastrophe? The end of civilization as we know it? COOL IT is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the real facts […]

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Lunch Hour Talk – Water is life! (15th March)

On 7 March 2012, in Environmental Diary, Events, Lunch hour talk, News, by Andrew Bennett
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March is National Water Month, with National Water Week this falling week and World Water Day on 22 March 2012. In honour of this, and to raise awareness around water issues and the challenge posed to organisations to promote water wise behaviour within their organisations, icologie will be hosting a lunch time talk on the […]

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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
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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 […]

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Smart Living – Corporate Campaign

On 13 July 2011, in Community Projects, Completed Projects, by Andrew Bennett
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“Current global consumption patterns are unsustainable; efficiency gains and technological advances alone will not be sufficient to reduce consumption to sustainable levels. Changes will also be required to consumer lifestyles, including the ways in which consumers choose and use products and services.” World Council for Sustainable Business (WCSB), Sustainable Consumption Report (Nov. 2008) The SMART […]

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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 […]

World Water Day 2011

On 16 February 2011, in Events, News, by Andrew Bennett
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  UN World Water Day 2011 is celebrated from 20th – 22nd March 2011 and will be hosted in Cape Town, Sourth Africa This event is being organised by the African Ministers’ Conference on Water (AMCOW), UN-Habitat and UN-Water and the programme will focus on Water and Urbanization with key participants including policy and decision […]

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Water as a Connecting Force

On 12 December 2010, in Lance Greyling, by Andrew Bennett
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Speech by Lance Greyling at Accelerate Cape Town Breakfast held on 17 November 2010 Firstly let me state that it is a great honour to be here today and I really support this initiative organized by Accelerate Cape Town, KPMG and Icologie. I believe that it will have achieved its aim if it can make […]