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  • Climate Adaptors: How African Farmers Face up to Climate Impacts

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - September 18, 2012 at 12:46

    When I think about climate change in Africa, the word that comes to mind is ‘injustice’ – the reality that those least responsible for climate change, are the one’s most exposed to its impacts.

    Simultaneously, they’re the communities least capable of... Read more >

  • National Recycling Day: celebrate green living every day

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - September 14, 2012 at 9:01

    In our new Consumer Guide, we discuss the importance of recycling in our country and, indeed, the world. Today is National Recycling Day in South Africa and I hope everyone will take the time to look at the waste we create in our day-to-day activities... Read more >

  • How to make forest destruction look like "development"

    Blogpost by Frédéric Amiel - September 5, 2012 at 16:00

    Bruce Wrobel is a man with his heart in the right place. You see, Bruce is in the agricultural business and he plans to solve the world’s complex food security issues by creating sustainable, community oriented projects. He is the CEO of Herakles Farm... Read more >

  • Time for clean talking

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - August 30, 2012 at 15:11

    The telecommunications industry is one of the biggest in the world, as nations develop and strengthen, so do the companies that provide us with the services that allow us to connect using our mobile phones.

    But the industry is not as green as it coul... Read more >

  • Changing the way we change our environment

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - August 29, 2012 at 12:25

    Becoming a green consumer is easier than you think.

    I used to be one of those people who thought very little about the effect I was having on the environment around me in my daily life. I was always passionate about preserving it, but I had never act... Read more >

  • Working for change

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - August 22, 2012 at 15:05

    I’ve been working for Greenpeace for nearly three years now as a climate and energy campaigner, and I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time on the Esperanza (one of the Greenpeace ships) before. That was over a year ago, and while I remember parts o... Read more >

  • Looking Beyond the Dolphins

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - August 22, 2012 at 15:00

    Mike BaillieI was walking along the side of the ship, looking out across the sea onto the shore. There was quite a strong wind blowing, enough to fill three of our sails, but the waves hadn’t picked up yet. I leaned over the side and said how much I wished a pod ... Read more >

  • Taking Stock Aboard the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - August 20, 2012 at 10:58

    Mike BaillieToday I’m onboard the Rainbow Warrior, sailing around the coast of South Africa, and it’s given me a really great opportunity to reflect on how I got here and where it’s taking me in life. 

    I was born in a small town east of Johannesburg, perhaps bes... Read more >

  • Senegalese Fishermen Smile Again

    Blogpost by Bakary Coulibaly - August 20, 2012 at 9:30 1 comment

    The cancellation, in May, of 29 fishing authorizations granted to foreign vessels by the Senegalese government is beginning to have beneficial effects for Senegalese people already.

    Less than two months after the departure of the foreign trawlers... Read more >

  • The Rainbow Warrior lights up the Rainbow Nation

    Blogpost by Nick Mokobane - August 16, 2012 at 9:08

    “Nick, we need all hands on deck in 10 minutes, we are leaving Argentina and heading for South Africa!” These were the words delivered to me by fellow deckhand, Manuel, so I leapt out of my bunk, with the excitement of a 10 year old rushing for an ice... Read more >

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