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  • Still Life

    Blogpost by Dianne McAlpine - August 14, 2010 at 20:00 1 comment

    Painting a way back to nature

    On the 14th July, I received an email proposing a joint venture between an art gallery and Greenpeace Africa. The email suggested that an artist exhibiting there, Mr. Arie Vogelsang, intended to give all the proceeds fro... Read more >

  • South Africa, green jobs and the Energy [R]evolution

    Blogpost by bex - August 6, 2010 at 19:32 4 comments

    Would you like to find out how 78 000 sustainable green jobs can be created in South Africa over the next two decades?

    Back in January, we commissioned a report to assess the job creation potential if Greenpeace's Energy [R]evolution scenario - our vi... Read more >

  • Facebook Accepts King Coal's Friend Request... Again

    Blogpost by bex - August 6, 2010 at 15:01

    With almost half a million of its users now calling for Facebook to ditch dirty coal and go 100 per cent renewable, our friends over at Greenpeace International have an update on Facebook's connection to King Coal. Jodie Van Horn writes:

    Face... Read more >

  • Solar World Cup – tech specs

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - July 11, 2010 at 21:17

    Wondering exactly how it all works? Here are some technical details.

    26 Solar panels – Converts sunlight to DC current

    2 Controllers – Manage the flow of electricity from the panels

    36 Batteries – Store the energy

    1 Inverter – Converts DC (dire... Read more >

  • Solar P.V.A

    Blogpost by tpeele - July 7, 2010 at 15:03

    The end is near for the 2010 FiFA World Cup in South Africa but for the people of Jericho it's the  beginning of new and clean energy in the form of Solar, Greenpeace powered 6 World Cup games using a solar system for the people of this rural village ... Read more >

  • World Cup 2010 is here!

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - June 11, 2010 at 17:41

    Update from Fiona (communications director):

    It's been a long time coming and finally it's here. For Greenpeace Africa and for Jericho it is even more exciting. 

    The solar powered public viewing area finally starts today. The mood is festive, with f... Read more >

  • Wednesday 10th of March

    Blogpost by raviro - March 24, 2010 at 15:34

    It’s Wednesday night, March 10, on board the Arctic Sunrise and I’m a dinkum rainbow warrior now.

    Today was my first day on an inflatable. It was awesome. I had butterflies in my stomach before we launched because I didn’t have a clue what to expect.... Read more >

  • Monday 8th of March

    Blogpost by raviro - March 23, 2010 at 15:43

    It’s Monday March 8 and I’ve been at sea now for 10 days – and this was the toughest yet.

    Over and above the stuff happening out here on the open water, protecting our natural resources, I’ve had issues back home in Joburg. It’s difficult to deal wit... Read more >

  • The First Few Days

    Blogpost by raviro - March 9, 2010 at 15:32

    We arrived in Senegal at Dakar airport on 24 Feb 2010. Our colleague Prudence had  travelled a couple days prior and had organized airport pick up. A big help considering the flight arrived at few minutes after midnight. My suitcase had a handle broke... Read more >

  • We want to catch these trawlers with their nets down…

    Blogpost by Tshepo - March 9, 2010 at 15:09

    On the 3rd of March 2010 I woke up at 6.30 and had breakfast. Then at 7.30 I quickly had a shower. After that I started cleaning, tying and pulling ropes, doing a little painting, fueling boats and all the things you do if you’re a deckhand on a ship.... Read more >

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