Get up & Go Breakfast - Green Actuality - Elma Pollard

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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.

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Elma Pollard - 11 May 2022 - Western Cape reducing organic waste to landfill

At the end of 2022, the Organic Waste Landfill Ban in the Western Cape will kick in requiring a 50% reduction in organic waste going to landfill. The Organics Recycling Association of South Africa is actively marketing the new requirements with regards to the management of organic waste to ensure valuable organic waste is saved from landfills.

Elma Pollard - 16 Feb 2022 - Will SA join the call to protect 30% by 2030?

Time is running out to protect nature — that is the clear message from the newly launched 30×30 NOW campaign, which aims to highlight the severity and urgency of the biodiversity crisis that South Africa and the world is facing and champion the global goal of protecting at least 30% of the world’s land and sea by 2030.

Elma Pollard - 2 Feb 2022 - Eco beds help conserve our forests

The wood used in eco-friendly wooden furniture is sourced from carefully grown and harvested trees from sustainably managed forests. Hence the Slumberland Ecolux Base is made by a company that uses Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified supplies.

As the original pioneers of forest certification, the FSC uses their expertise to promote and certify the responsible management of the world’s forests, bringing together experts from the environmental, economic and social spheres.

Elma Pollard - 26 Jan 2022 - Cell towers on the ocean floor

In 2018, on land and in space, preparations to deploy millions of antennas were very publicly being made and advertised, for “5G,” “Smart Cities,” and the “Internet of Things.”
At the same time, and without any publicity, governments, research laboratories, and commercial and military interests were collaborating on plans to create “Smart Oceans” and the “Internet of Underwater Things” (IoUT). They did not consult the fishes, whales, dolphins, octopuses, and other inhabitants of those depths.

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