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Counting Down – 46 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 18, 2014

SA Innovation Summit, renewable energy and a run in Cape Town… 16 September 2014 Greetings from Cape Town. The  7 th  SA Innovation Summit  started this morning at the Cape Town Stadium. It is my first time at the event and...

Counting Down – 47 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 17, 2014

Columbia Sportwear, running gear, fundraising… Monday, 15 September 2014 Greetings from Cape Town. I am definitely not the biggest fan of running in cold conditions, and participating in the Last Desert Race in Antarctica ...

Counting Down – 48 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 15, 2014

I had a great morning running the trails of Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve with Ray Cranston, and Chris and Deborah van Wyk. I have never been to the reserve before and was pleasantly surprised with the overall experience.

Counting Down – 49 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 15, 2014

Following yesterday’s excitement and “reality check” of reaching 50 days to the start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica , today was again back to business with various preparations for the race. Overall conditioning, in...

An apple a day keeps the pesticides away

Blog entry by Federica Ferrario | September 12, 2014

The fields around Malles in the heart of the Venosta Valley in northern Italy are right now surrounded by thousands of yellow and red apples, ready to be harvested. These apples–the real “gold” of this area, – will soon be produced...

Counting Down – 50 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 12, 2014

Today marks a significant day in the countdown to the Last Desert Race in Antarctica …only 50 days to go before the start of my epic run of 250km on the coldest, driest and windiest continent on earth. Antarctica is considered a...

Activism for the Future

Blog entry by Eugene Wankya, Rea Lekalakala and Diana Waters | September 8, 2014

At the core of our work at Greenpeace Africa is our dedicated team of volunteers from across the continent. Often the first we turn to when we need an extra pair of hands, these individuals are fuelled by a passion that unites them,...

Pretty Green

Blog entry by Michillay Brown | September 4, 2014

My name is Michillay Brown, I am a 23 year old student living near the The Melville Koppies Nature Reserve and the Greenpeace Africa office, organizations that I am passionate and proud to be a part of. Like many other volunteers at...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | September 2, 2014

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

FSC puts business interests first

Blog entry by Asti Roesle | August 27, 2014

As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to...

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