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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 here. It’s free. Oh, and do us a favour and share this guide with your friends and colleagues. We want as many people as possible to see [...]


October 2, 2010
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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.

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.

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

Treevolution’s new, improved newsletter

March 20, 2009
Posted in Green News

newsletterToday we launch a new way to keep up to date with environmental news and issues. In addition to the regular news headlines, newsletter subscribers can now also download an extra electronic newsletter. This newsletter, in PDF format, goes beyond just Treevolution’s weekly headlines and looks at issues in a little more detail. We’ve designed it to be both easy to read onscreen and printed out (if you must).

Study links ozone to higher death risk

March 12, 2009
Posted in Green News

los-angeles-smog-small We normally think of ozone in connection with the hole in the atmosphere that’s letting in ultraviolet radiation and increasing the risk of skin cancers. When it’s in the upper atmosphere, ozone is beneficial to us. But when we breathe it in at ground level, it’s not. A new US study has found that long-term exposure to ground-level ozone, a major component of smog, is associated with an increased risk of death from respiratory ailments.

Coastal cities under threat from rising sea levels

March 11, 2009
Posted in Green News

greenland-ice-small Sea level could rise by a metre or more by the end of the century, according new science presented yesterday at the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in Copenhagen. This has disastrous implications for the 10 percent of the world’s population, or 600-million people, living in low-lying areas.

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