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Counting Down – 29 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 6, 2014

Media Coverage Friday, 3 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Media coverage and exposure play an important role in raising interest and awareness about my fundraising and awareness-raising campaign in support of Greenpeace...

Counting Down – 30 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 4, 2014

My Fundraising Appeal Thursday, 2 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. With only 30 days to go to the Last Desert Race in Antarctica, I would like to remind everyone again about my fundraising campaign in support of ...

Counting Down – 31 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 3, 2014

Solar in Kenya – The Story of M-KOPA Wednesday, 1 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. My fundraising campaign for Greenpeace Africa , linked to my participation in the Last Desert Race in Antarctica, aims to raise R250...

Counting Down – 32 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

A Week in Nairobi Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Greetings from Nairobi, my home for the next week. I’m in Nairobi for the Buntwani conference which will be held from 7-8 October 2014 at the Kenya School of Government. The...

Counting Down – 33 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

The Future is Solar Monday, 29 September 2014 Great news regarding solar energy from the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA issued two reports earlier today which state that the sun could be the world’s...

Counting Down – 35 & 34 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

Weekend of Preparations Saturday, 27 September 2014 & Sunday, 28 September 2014 Weekends provide me with an opportunity to dedicate quality time to training and preparations for the Last Desert Race in Antarctica. However,...

Counting Down – 36 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

Partnering with GNC Friday, 26 September 2014 Aside from training, nutrition is probably the most important influence on sports performance, especially endurance sport. I am therefore very grateful that GNC , one of the...

Counting Down – 37 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

The Beauty of Antarctica Thursday, 25 September 2014 The Last Desert Race in Antarctica is now only 37 days away. My preparations – training, equipment, running gear, etc. – are on track and I’m looking forward to this once in...

Counting Down – 38 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 30, 2014

Why Nuclear? Wednesday, 24 September 2014 The Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, announced earlier this week that she signed a partnership agreement with Russia’s state-owned nuclear company, Rosatom, in support of a...

Is FAO opening a window for ecological farming?

Blog entry by Monique Mikhail | September 25, 2014

It was an exciting moment for me and a small team of Greenpeace food campaigners to take part in the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Agroecology Symposium in Rome last week. It was the first FAO event on agroecology in...

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