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Wanted: Research and publications officer

May 28, 2009
Posted in Business

The Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Project (SECCP), a project of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, is looking for a full-time research and publications officer to produce research materials that inform the SECCP’s campaigns and policy positions, both nationally and internationally.

Australia wants to be clean coal research hub

September 22, 2008
Posted in Green News

Australia plans to set itself up as the world hub for carbon capture research, Reuters reports. The country’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wants to get United Nations’ backing for an Australian research institute at the general assembly meeting in New York this week. Rudd says that although there’s a great deal of international effort going […]

The oil crisis and the search for a new way of living

September 9, 2008
Posted in Renewable energy, Transport

Saliem Fakir looks at SA’s energy options and what can be done to improve our energy security. We live in interesting times that promise both peril and opportunity. Things have changed so fast within the span of just a year that it’s putting a strain on our ability to adapt. It took five years from […]

Researchers find safe way to deal with broken CFLs

July 2, 2008
Posted in Green News

Compact fluorescent lightbulbs are one of the easiest ways to reduce energy consumption, but there are concerns about their safety because of the small amounts of mercury (3 to 5 milligrams) CFLs contain. The mercury can be released as a vapour when the bulbs are broken. It can also reportedly escape from plastic bags containing […]

Guide to Recycling in South Africa: First edition available now

November 7, 2011
Posted in Lifestyle, Recycling

It’s been in the pipeline for a while but now, after more than a little procrastination and a lot of research, Treevolution’s Guide to Recycling in South Africa is here. This short booklet is intended to be an easy-to-use guide to the basics of recycling and is full of useful tips, ideas and contacts for […]

Treevolution’s Recycling Guide

November 6, 2011
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After months of research and procrastination, the Treevolution Beginner’s Guide to Recycling is at last fit for public consumption. You can download the first version of the guide using the links below. It’s free. Oh, and do us a favour and share this guide with your friends and colleagues. We want as many people as […]

SA government rejects GM potatoes

October 23, 2009
Posted in Food, Green News

The South African government has rejected the Agriculture Research Council’s (ARC) application to provide genetically modified potatoes to local farmers, saying it was concerned about its safety and economic effect, reports Business Day. “This is probably the most significant victory of my career,” said Mariam Mayet of the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB), which spearheaded […]

African projects win green energy awards

June 16, 2009
Posted in Renewable energy

sef-home-small In a continent where millions of people have no access to the electricity grid or simply cannot afford to pay for electricity, small-scale energy options can have a huge impact in improving the quality of people’s lives. They also play an important role in combatting climate change. Last week the UK-based Ashden Awards gave prizes to two African energy projects that are inspiring examples of how local sustainable energy can make a difference.

Week that was: April 3 2009

April 3, 2009
Posted in Green News

climate-change-camp-small A selection of green news from this week, including: US climate plan, New battery made by viruses, GM maize problems in SA, Fish oil and flatulence, Dolphins: good and bad news, as well as CDM and carbon capture and storage plans in SA


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