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  • Project Sunshine: Powering off-grid communities with Renewable Energy

    Blogpost by Nhlanhla Sibisi - June 23, 2017 at 16:32

    Barely twenty kilometres from the Lanseria airport in Johannesburg, timidly lies Diepsloot  - an informal settlement in the north of the economic capital city.

    diepsloot sunset

    Diepsloot is fraught with abject poverty, lack of electricity and water. Like many info...

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  • Here’s your chance to make a real change

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - June 16, 2017 at 21:10

    There’s a vibrant community of over 130 000 in the Northern part of Johannesburg South Africa named Diepsloot. It was originally established as a transit camp and grew as people moved in without proper infrastructure. Unfortunately, many households in... Read more >

  • We bring culture and nature together to celebrate World environment day

    Blogpost by Ngumfor Abinwi Ngwa - June 6, 2017 at 20:45

    Environmental protection is no doubt among the top issues facing the world today. World Environment Day commemorated on June 5, reminds us to sensitise and encourage people to be more conscious of their actions on the environment. This year’s theme wa... Read more >

  • We speak for the trees

    Blogpost by Ethan Gilbert - June 6, 2017 at 12:39

    When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did not sit idly by.

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  • For many watching the environmental space in South Africa, this was late night news that came with very little surprise. It had been a long day, filled with bitter anticipation of the disaster that was to come. And so it did. The US, one of the larges... Read more >

  • Trump’s Attack on the Paris Climate Agreement Has Officially Begun

    Blogpost by Kelly Mitchell - June 2, 2017 at 11:17

    Today, Donald Trump officially announced he will try to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement — but that doesn’t mean the end of climate action. 

    A large scale visual message made by hundreds of people promoting a 100% renewable... Read more >

  • Authors around the world stand up for free speech and forests

    Blogpost by Kat Clark - May 31, 2017 at 10:32

    Authors, journalists, poets and playwrights know that every time the right words are put to paper, or typed to a screen, our planet gets a little better. Because, without the right to express ourselves freely, we cannot make that positive change.

    Mor... Read more >

  • 16 (Adorable) Reasons to Protect Canada’s Boreal Forest

    Blogpost by Ryan Schleeter - May 19, 2017 at 9:22

    Canada's boreal forest is home to stunning landscapes and a spectacular array of wildlife. But corporate logging giant Resolute Forest Products wants to intimidate and silence people like you fighting to protect forests.

    Rather than responding to our... Read more >

  • 6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

    Blogpost by Molly Dorozenski - May 16, 2017 at 9:12

    Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP, corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down on free speech by...

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  • The Urgency of Now: The fate of the lungs of Africa hangs in a balance

    Blogpost by Nchemty Metimi Ozongashu - May 15, 2017 at 10:23

    As the plane from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), makes its descent towards Mbandaka airport, the capital of Equateur province, I am impressed by a beautiful canopy of greenery painting the landscape below my window; I... Read more >

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