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 - 23 June 2021 - Restoring Our Ecosystems One Change at a Time

Life on earth is symbiotic; each component within the ecosystem plays a significant role. The decline of the bee population and its effect on food systems is a timely reminder of just how interconnected everything really is.

However, as urbanization, intensive farming and resource extraction increases, so we are witnessing the fragmentation of the environment even further. Our ecosystems are under pressure and this pressure will impact every living being on our planet, making this a perfect time to reflect on how and why we need to restore our ecosystems.

Elma Pollard - 16 June 2021 - Environmental Rights and Remedies Course Seeks Nominations

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER)’s annual Environmental Rights and Remedies Course for environmental justice activists is a key component of CER’s activist support and training work.

Developed from demand from otheir community partners for rights training and building on existing initiatives like groundWork’s Environmental Justice School, the Rights & Remedies Course empowers participants from rural and urban areas who bear the environmental and socio-economic brunt of polluting industries operating close to their homes and places of work.

Elma Pollard - 2 June 2021 - NEMWA Amendments Aimed at Increased Recycling

Waste management and plastic recycling are significant challenges in South Africa and recent amendments to Section 18 of the National Environmental Management and Waste Act (NEMWA) regulations call for Producer Responsibility Organisations (PROs) to cooperate with municipalities to increase the recovery and recycling of identified products.

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.

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