Being Green - 13 JAN 23 - The Earth’s ozone layer with environmental lawyer Ernesta Swanepoel
Twenty or 30 years ago, one of the most feared problems facing mankind was the increasingly large hole in the Earth’s ozone layer. In this week’s edition of Being Green, Glynis Crook speaks to environmental lawyer, Ernesta Swanepoel, about the good news that it is healing. A United Nations report published this week shows that, thanks to international action, the ozone layer is on track to be fully recovered across most of the world by 2040.
In this week’s edition of Being Green, Glynis Crook speaks to Willem van der Westhuizen, one of the founders of the community-led project, ZeroToLandfill, which collects recycling and organic waste in the Little Mowbray-Rosebank area of the city.
In this week’s edition of Being Green, Glynis Crook speaks to Stellenbosch University marine biologist, Dr Sara Andreotti, who together with a group of scientists and environmentalists has developed an eco-friendly shark barrier which is being used for the first time on a private island in the Bahamas.
In this week’s edition of Being Green, Glynis Crook visits the Arnold Street dog park where she meets with retired music teacher, Liz Sole, and artist Kallie Doran, two of a group of Observatory residents who have got together to revive the space for the pleasure of both humans and…
Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence, but it is also one of the worst climate change offenders, contributing at least 8% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. But, for the moment, we can’t live without it. In Being Green this week, Glynis Crook speaks to UCT Emeritus…