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Rio Olympics: Why the opening ceremony’s spotlight on climate change matters

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | August 18, 2016

As a Brazilian, it saddens me to see so much bad press around my country now that the Olympics Games are happening. Two years ago, during the World Cup, it was a great conversation starter. People would ask if I was excited about it,...

News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | August 8, 2016

This Wednesday, I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: the Brazilian environmental agency – IBAMA – announced it would cancel the process for licensing the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) megadam in...

My vote will change the world

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | August 1, 2016

I have voted once in my life, this will be the second vote I am casting, I will vote for the same political party as I did the first time I voted. Voting in 2016 is worth it. I am afraid but I can see the events are calling for my vote...

It’s election time! Since 1994, what progress?

Blog entry by Stanley Mbatha | August 1, 2016

Eish! Its Local Election time again… What do they mean to me? I have voted in every single election since 1994, it’s all about bread and butter issues unlike national elections. I remember voting for the first time, having been born...

Mandela, an instrument of hope

Blog entry by Spume Msomi | July 21, 2016

Yes, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was an incredible man. He lived his life with his fist constantly held up high ready for battle, fighting for the sustainability of all mankind, the Black, Colored, Indian living in South Africa. He...

Loud alarm bells for growth in environmental crime, who is listening?

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | June 24, 2016

On the 4 th of June, on the eve of World Environment Day, UNEP and Interpol raised the alarm bells loudly: environmental crime is growing at an alarming pace, and has now become the world's fourth-largest crime after drug smuggling,...

The biggest sun plant in the solar orchard

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | June 23, 2016

Last week the Solar Lovers participated in a Solar Expo in Wonderboom Junction North of the City of Pretoria from the 6 to the 19th of June 2016. Wonderboom Junction north of the city center is currently having the largest rooftop...

Take the better eating challenge

Blog entry by Sue Dibb and Davin Hutchins | June 17, 2016

It's back! Today is  #WorldMeatFreeDay,  a great time to  think about how the everyday choices we make about the food we eat can  impact our health and the health of the planet.  From  deforestation  to  water pollution  and climate...

Sight on the target - Tackling destructive fishing

Blog entry by Delwyn Pillay | June 17, 2016

Now that I’m back from my mission on our biggest, fastest Greenpeace ship the Esperanza as part of the #justnottuna expedition. I get a chance to reflect on my experience been on board the majestic Esperanza and been part of the...

The Shopper's Voice

Blog entry by Spume Msomi | June 14, 2016

The Solar Lover Dairy - Part 3  Being a Solar Lover is about meeting people and talking to them about renewable energy. It is about getting to know how people really feel about the electricity crisis in the country. When we...

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