Get up & Go Breakfast - Green Actuality - Elma Pollard
Elma Pollard is the editor of the Green Times. The Green Times is a social enterprise focused on climate change and other environmental news with a particular focus on creative and constructive solutions. Every Wednesday morning, Elma directs our thinking to ensure we understand the urgency of effective stewardship, and she tells us how to maximize our combined efforts.
English South AfricaReligion & Spirituality · ChristianityAuthored by Brad Kirsten Narrated by Elma Pollard
A biennial consumer research study, driven by Two Sides, seeks to understand consumer perceptions towards print and paper products, looking specifically at environmental awareness, reading habits, and packaging preferences. The global survey questioned more than 10,000 consumers on their preferences and opinions regarding various packaging types, their attributes and their…
South African eco-justice activists joined the global movement Power Up for Climate Solutions to kick off a month (from 3 November to 9 December) of environmental and climate action in the lead up to COP28 outside Parliament on Friday.
A unique African-centric litter reduction campaign which is being piloted in South Africa will – once trialled and tested – be scaled and used throughout the continent. According to marine conservation non-profit Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), its flagship litter-reduction campaign, Operation Clean Spot (OCS), aims to reduce land-based litter by…
We are thrilled to announce the release of “Captain Fanplastic & the Black Mermaid,” a groundbreaking book that aims to educate readers about the pervasive issue of marine litter and emphasises our interconnectedness with the world’s oceans.
The Water Tribunal says the Philippi Horticultural Area wetland ecosystem is irreplaceable and rejects Consol Glass/Keysource Minerals Water Use Licence to mine silica sand…for a second time. This is another important milestone in the on-going struggle to protect the PHA foodland, the Cape Flats Aquifer in its soil both crucial…
The Sharks Foundation and Hands of Hope initiative has joined hands and hearts with SA Harvest, the national food rescue and hunger relief organisation, for a collaborative campaign to deliver essential food items to the underserved rural area of Zululand, Kwazulu/Natal
The efforts of the women fighting for environmental, energy and climate justice must be celebrated, and more proactive action should be encouraged. Whether it is stopping a multi-trillion rand nuclear deal, litigating on behalf of farmers and mine workers or working at grassroots for women and indigenous group empowerment, the…
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, and the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO), are being taken to court for granting steelmaker Arcelor Mittal South Africa (AMSA) permission to continue polluting the Vaal Triangle and surrounding areas with excessive amounts of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S).
From scientists and sustainability managers to waste pickers and buy-back centre owners, women are boosting South Africa’s sustainability efforts – but more needs to be done to ensure equal representation.
Illegal snaring poses a serious threat to biodiversity in the Western Cape. Snare Free is a creative conservation initiative conceived by the Cape Leopard Trust, CapeNature, Wildlife Forensic Academy and Kogelberg Biosphere to provide a coordinated response to snared wildlife incidents in the Western Cape, as well as to improve…
An inspiring Manifesto has been drafted by the Mpungose community of Eshowe, Northern KwaZulu-Natal, as a direct response to the devastating effects of climate change. This significant statement of declarations and calls to action paves the way for community-driven responses to environmental matters that negatively impact the daily lives of…
Leading conservation organisation WILDTRUST, together with multiple collaborators, has undertaken a ground-breaking study to address the pressing need for enhanced protection of sharks and rays in South Africa.
To allow it to utilise temporary repairs at its Kusile power station in Mpumalanga, Eskom has been granted permission to bypass the plant’s Flu Gas Desulphurization (FGD) equipment and emit unabated sulphur dioxide (SO2) and increased mercury emissions, potentially up until 31 March 2025.
Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA, one of the first multi-racial schools in southern Africa, has placed sustainability at the core of its vision. As it celebrates 60 years of existence this year, the school is accelerating its sustainability efforts; already achieving some key milestones in this journey. Key projects already underway include…
The UN’s 193 Member States adopted a landmark legally binding marine biodiversity agreement on Monday following nearly two decades of fierce negotiations over forging a common wave of conservation and sustainability in the high seas beyond national boundaries – covering two thirds of the planet’s oceans.
Elam looks at 2 stories this week as we heed the words of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who said countries must phase out coal and other fossil fuels to avert climate “catastrophe,” Then we look at one of the world’s best renewable energy tenders, South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power…
When it comes to fighting for a sustainable future, the world’s cities are “critical battlegrounds” and more important than ever to making multilateralism work for all.
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