Cape Pulpit 729AM Get up & Go Breakfast - Green Actuality - Elma Pollard

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.
Weekly English South Africa Religion & Spirituality · Christianity Narrated by Elma Pollard
131 Episodes
1 – 20

Elma Pollard - Frog Friends - 21 Feb 2024

A mass frog-dispersal event occurred somewhat unexpectedly on Monday evening of the 30th of January, during the rains, when tens of thousands of frogs crossed the R44 at Heartlands Precinct towards the dam at The Sanctuary Shopping Centre in Somerset West. The incident resulted in thousands of frogs being squashed…
21 Feb 10 min

Elma Pollard - Elma says Goodbye, For Now - 10 Jan 2024

Elma Pollard has shared airtime on Get Up and Go Breakfast for nearly 9 years. Her time with the Green Times has come to an end as she ends the online publication and she takes a break from Radio. We share a few memories, find out what will happen to…
10 Jan 12 min

Elma Pollard - More packaging return programmes needed

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…
15 Nov 2023 11 min

Elma Pollard - Powering up climate solutions with renewables

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.
8 Nov 2023 8 min

Elma Pollard - African litter reduction campaign aims for continental impact

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…
25 Oct 2023 11 min

Elma Pollard - New book connects humans to the ocean

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.
18 Oct 2023 10 min

Elma Pollard - Elma Pollard

Elma takes a look at 2 stories on the Green Times that involve RECYCLING: Clean-Up and Recycle SA Week was once again a huge success. And The Return The Favour recycling campaign is back
4 Oct 2023 9 min

Elma Pollard - Protecting the PHA ecosystem from sand mining

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…
20 Sep 2023 10 min

Elma Pollard - Partnership aims to combat hunger in Zululand

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
13 Sep 2023 9 min

Elma Pollard - Women who fight for environmental justice

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…
6 Sep 2023 11 min

Elma Pollard - Legal action over hydrogen sulfide pollution in Joburg

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).
23 Aug 2023 10 min

Elma Pollard - Snare Free

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…
2 Aug 2023 8 min

Elma Pollard - A community-driven approach to climate change

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…
26 Jul 2023 8 min

Elma Pollard - Civil society groups appeal Kusile’s pollution exemption

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.
12 Jul 2023 8 min

Elma Pollard - Waterford Kamhlaba places sustainability at the core of its vision

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…
5 Jul 2023 13 min

Elma Pollard - Why new ocean treaty is critical for the world

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.
28 Jun 2023 8 min
1 – 20