Knysna initiatives and Greenpop works towards regrowing forests

During Greenpop’s first Eden Festival of Action over 4,000 trees were planted by 265 participants and volunteers. Operating from Peace of Eden Vegan and Eco Lodge in Rheenendal, the festival’s sites spread throughout the surrounding areas ranging from Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Sedgefield to Touwsranten, … Continued

The art of the eco-mindshift – TED talk by Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko’s unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting “fish,” planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.

Eleven good things about Cape Town’s Drought

By Patrick Dowling Published in the WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) newsletter Beyond the clamour around who’s to blame, conflicting scenario descriptions of day zero and its predicted date, individual and community responses and helpful tips, … Continued

Artwork of the week: ‘Conservation Coast’ beach calligraphy by Andrew van der Merwe

Using only specially designed tools and sand as materials, Andrew van der Merwe sculpts transient artworks on beaches across South Africa… I’ve had the privilege to attend one of his workshops during Stories of Rain – the South African leg … Continued

Artistic Lanzarote Vineyards of the Volcanic Canary Islands

The artistic Lanzarote vineyards of the volcanic Canary Islands are not only completely innovative, but also beautiful. Lanzarote, as mentioned in a previous post, is one of the Canary Islands, and was once home to an accomplished artist, César Manrique. … Continued