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Counting Down – 25 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 9, 2014

Antarctica, Last Desert Race and Fundraising Campaign – Video About What You Need Know Tuesday, 7 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Today’s blog is short and to the point. Greenpeace Africa and I have produced a short...

Counting Down – 26 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 9, 2014

Climate Change and Antarctica – Changing Earth’s Gravity Monday, 6 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. The Antarctic ice sheet is one of the two polar ice caps on earth. It covers about 98% of the Antarctic continent and is...

South Africa’s pollution laws under full assault

Blog entry by Melita Steele | October 7, 2014

New pollution laws, called Minimum Emission Standards (MES), have been put in place to protect people’s lives as part of South Africa’s air quality legislation. The standards come into effect in April 2015 – but instead of driving...

Counting Down – 28 & 27 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 6, 2014

Running in Nairobi Saturday, 4 October 2014 & Sunday, 5 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Spending a weekend away from home with only a few weeks to go before departing for Antarctica is not a preferred situation.

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,...

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