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 - 5 May 2021 - Participatory Guarantee System Launches SA Program

The South African Organic Sector Organisation (SAOSO) in collaboration with Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) South Africa (SA) has launched South Africa’s first Ecological Organic Agriculture Pollinator programme.
The programme aims to support smallholder farmers to gain recognition for their organic practices and enables them to “pollinate” organic knowledge to support their local community of farmers in transitioning from the expensive, conventional, mono-cropping model.

Elma Pollard - 28 April 2021 - Floating base for HOPE on the Black River

The HOPE statue placed in the water where the Liesbeeck and Black Rivers converge, has become a much-loved and well-known sight for motorists travelling along the M5 highway near the N2 interchange.

The brainchild of Fred du Preez, an art director and self-proclaimed river man, this symbol of pollution-free rivers and oceans has recently received a brand-new floating base made of recycled polystyrene which has been mixed with a special cement aggregate

Elma Pollard - 21 April 2021 - Toad Tunnels

The long wait is over and two toad tunnels are finally being installed along Peninsula Road in Zeekoevlei to allow the endangered Western Leopard Toad to pass under and avoid being hit by cars.
Elma shares more of the details...

Elma Pollard - 14 April 2021 - Earth Day and Covid-19

Earth Day is just over a week away, and just like the Covid 19 pandemic, the environmental challenges we face are effecting us all - across the globe. This year the theme will be Restoring the Earth, and now is the time to focus on the future, because as the world slowly returns to normal, we can't just return to business as usual...something MUST change. Elma shares more...

Elma Pollard - 24 March 2021 - Paper Recycling 101

One of the planet’s most pressing problems is the incorrect disposal of waste. With the majority of municipal solid waste coming from homes, Global Recycling Day on 18 March was a good time for consumers to take stock of their recycling habits – and of paper recycling in particular.

Elma Pollard - 3 March 2021 - Industrialised Food Systems Will Not Feed Africa

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Institute (SAFCEI) and faith community representatives from Africa recently made public its open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They are appealing to the Gates Foundation to reconsider its approach to “food security and food production” and to stop their push for “input-intensive crop” monoculture agriculture and industrial-scale farming in Africa.

Elma Pollard - 3 March 2021 - SA Hake Fishery is Celebrating

Supported by government, industry and market stakeholders, the SA hake trawl fishery’s MSC status places it amongst the best managed fisheries in the world – helping to maintain its international market presence and deliver long-term socio-economic benefits to the South African people.

What a story of hope in the face of what is currently on the go in SA, and one to make us all proud. Elma shares more...

Elma Pollard - 24 Feb 2021 - Reimagining a Zero Waste Future with Upcycled Bags

Sustainability does not only come from a product; it comes from the packaging as well. Waste reduction, recycling, upcycling and sustainably sourced material is becoming more of a priority for the lifestyle and fashion sectors.

Consumers are actively looking to support brands that take responsibility over their sustainability. Elma shares more on the story...

Elma Pollard - 10 Feb 2021 - The Frightening Reality of SA’s Legal Poisons

Called “crop protection solutions” by producers, 67 agrichemicals which are banned in the EU remain legal in South Africa.

An article published in September this year exposed the double standards of the EU in which the region was found to export (and obviously profit from) the self-same pesticides that they deem too poisonous for use in their own fields.

Elma shares more of the scary details...

Elma Pollard - 3 Feb 2021 - SA Entrepreneurs Grow Ideas Into Successful Businesses

Despite living in different parts of South Africa, Simphiwe Makapela, Kylie Davids and Luvuyo Gushu each began their entrepreneurial journey with one common goal in mind – exploring opportunities to develop successful businesses in the water, biodiversity and environmental sectors.
Elma shares more on the story that can be found online on The Green Times

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