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A New Dawn

Image | November 27, 2011 at 15:01

Greenpeace volunteers raise a wind turbine at dawn in Durban, South Africa, to send a message of hope for the latest round of UN climate change talks opening here on Monday. Durban must be a new dawn for the international negotiations to...

Our environment, our heritage

Blog entry by Hellen Dena | September 24, 2012

Happy Heritage Day, South Africa! Heritage is defined as something we inherit or rather, something that’s passed down from generation to generation. For some people, Heritage Day means a time to respect their traditions, while for...

National Recycling Day: celebrate green living every day

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | September 14, 2012

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...

A (South African) Flag for the Future

Blog entry by Margot Maritz | April 3, 2013

Margot Maritz, a sixteen-year-old eco activist from Pretoria, was recently honoured for coming in the top 5 of our " Flag for the Future " competition. We asked Margot to write something for us about her awesome design, and this is her...

Infographic: How Eskom is crippling our water

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | October 17, 2012

Coal-fired electricity is a major threat to South Africa’s already stressed water resources – and Eskom’s new mega coal plants are set to make matters even worse. Luckily there are reliable alternatives to coal power, ways of...

Climate Adaptors: How African Farmers Face up to Climate Impacts

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | September 18, 2012

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...

Sounding the Anti-Nuclear Drumbeat in Sandton: Inside the IDC Conference

Blog entry by Monica Davies | May 31, 2012

This week, while my activist colleagues sounded the anti-nuclear drumbeat in Sandton , I had to put on my game face and go inside the IDC to listen to the very pro-nuclear stance we were protesting. For an anti-nuclear person,...

Will Cabinet blindly follow Minister Peter’s foolish obsession with nuclear?

Blog entry by Monica Davies and Rianne Teule | October 19, 2011

Last week, the Mail & Guardian highlighted the potential international battle for the R1 trillion that could be invested in these new nuclear reactors . This prompted Greenpeace Africa, to once again speak out against the lunacy...

Looking Beyond the Dolphins

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | August 22, 2012

I 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...

A World of Wild Weather

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | July 11, 2012

Stories of extreme weather events are almost a daily feature of news headlines around the world. Droughts, wildfires, heat waves, severe and widespread flooding: wild weather is becoming the new normal, and climate experts say these...

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