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 - 21 September 2022 - A cleaner Stellenbosch through upcycling

The great words ‘Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are’ by Theodore Roosevelt run true for this year’s Stellenbosch Network #IdeasForChange Challenge winner and founder of Lilly Loompa Upcycled Homeware, Lizl Naudé. The Paarl-born entrepreneur turned an unfortunate situation into treasure when she started her business.
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Elma Pollard - 07 September 2022 - Youth mental health levels dropped since 2010

Young people’s mental health has seldom been more fragile. The latest Mental State of the World Report, the largest and most comprehensive global mental well-being study, drawing on 223 000 respondents in 34 countries, found ‘a profound generational decline in young people in every country.’ Nearly half had mental health issues in the ‘distressed’ or ‘struggling’ ranges. Fewer than one in five had ‘thriving’ or ‘succeeding’ scores.
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Elma Pollard - 24 August 2022 - Scaling up drought relief for the Horn of Africa

As the threat of famine looms in the Horn of Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it is scaling up operations to support millions going hungry who “cannot wait” for assistance.The region is in the grip of a historic drought, brought on by four consecutive failed rains. The crisis has left some 22 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia struggling to find enough to eat, with numbers expected to rise.
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Elma Pollard - 17 August 2022 - Celebrating Girls in Conservation this Women’s M

On the 9th of August South Africa celebrates Women’s Day – part of a month dedicated to the strength and resilience of women and their contribution to society. The Green Times thought this a particularly fitting time to share a feature on our ‘Girls in Conservation’ programme and celebrate the group of girls who completed the programme this year. One of the Cape Leopard Trust Education project aims is to connect people, especially the youth, to nature and to instil an attitude of reverence and respect for the natural world.
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Elma Pollard - 03 August 2022 - UN declares healthy environment a human right

“With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution last week, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right.
The resolution, based on a similar text adopted last year by the UN Human Rights Council, calls upon States, international organisations, and business enterprises to scale up efforts to ensure a healthy environment for all.”

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