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 - 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.
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Elma Pollard - 13 Jan 2021 - Fracking Threatens Africa’s Last Elephant Stronghold

The fate of one of Africa’s most valuable ecosystems may depend on results from wells being drilled deep into the bedrock beneath the Kalahari of northern Namibia and Botswana in the hunt for a petroleum reservoir.

For a distance of some 150km, Canadian company ReconAfrica’s oil and gas prospecting concessions border the Okavango River, a crucial source of water in a semi-arid area and the lifeline for one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wild species in the Okavango Delta into which it discharges.

Elma Pollard - 2 Dec 2020 - The Wooden Economy

For millennia, trees have provided mankind with fuel, food, fibre and medicine from their fruit, flowers, roots, wood, leaves and branches. In fact, many things we use daily are connected to wood. It's renewable, and with less paper being used, the tree pulp and more can be used for an incredible variety of things. A gift that keeps giving!

Elma Pollard - 18 Nov - Major climate impacts destroy another coal power plant

Last week, environmental justice groups Earthlife Africa and groundWork, who have been challenging the Thabametsi power station in court since 2016, secured agreement from both Thabametsi and the state for the environmental authorisation issued for this power plant by the Department of Environment to be set aside. The first environmental authorisation for this plant was set aside by the Pretoria High Court in 2017 in South Africa’s first climate change court case.

Elma tells more on what she labels a good news story of HOPE that highlights the power of taking a stand...

Elma Pollard - 11 Nov - Global Coalition Demands Cage-Free Eggs

Today, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) joins a large-scale global cage-free campaign launched against Restaurant Brands International (RBI).

The campaign – led by a coalition of more than eighty (80) influential animal protection non-profit organizations worldwide – urges the company to source 100% cage-free eggs throughout their supply chains.

Elma shares more...

Elma Pollard - 4 Nov - A Just Covid Recovery

For many climate justice advocates, the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic is unsurprising, as it mirrors the very systems and structures that underpin the climate crisis. But how do we recover from this, in a just way, that benefits ALL? Elma shares more...

Elma Pollard - 28 Oct - Biodegradable Plastics

“Bioplastics” is a term that frequently arises in the media and public domain, and is often touted as the answer to the plastic pollution problem.

Unfortunately, the term is often incorrectly used to describe a few different concepts, which can create a lot of confusion in the marketplace.

Elma shares more on this...

Elma Pollard - 14 Oct - Durban to drop fossil fuels from its investments

Elma shares one of their headline stories again this week and we look at the latest developments coming from eThekwini - No more investments in fossil fuels, and the move to invest only in renewable energy. We've heard the same from the City of Cape Town before but no results have yet been noted. Elma explores the facts, shares the positive news and is realistic about the concerns.

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