Resilience in times of great transition

We’re living in challenging timeswe’re living in exciting timeswe’re living through a great transitionwe’re learning new ways to bewe’re learning new ways to see As we move through this time, I am focusing my attention on learning to listen more. … Continued

Organisations focus: Living Lands

Want to support an organisation through donating a percentage of your sales? Living Lands is an organisation of which I’ve been able to meet some of the committed and inspiring staff, and I believe the work they do is valuable … Continued

Land art in Knysna and George

During February 2019 Janet Botes facilitated two land art sessions on the Garden Route: Sunday Land Art gathering. 10 February 2019.Site: Pledge Nature Reserve, South Africa. Participants: Nanna Joubert, Koerina Deacon, Petra Bongartz, Ingrid Nuss, Janet Botes, Roz Schubert, Sylvia … Continued

Inspiring: Red Earth

RED EARTH is an international environmental arts group creating site-specific sculpture installations and performances in the landscape. “Red Earth create site-specific work in, and in response to the landscape: installations, performances and participatory events exploring our natural and cultural heritage, … Continued

SANCCOB Saving our Seabirds with one Remarkable Decision

SANCCOB, a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-134) exists purely because of one person’s decision. Behind this decision is a lot more than a simple “I will do this”. What stands behind SANCCOB and what do they do for the environment … Continued

Pledge Nature Reserve: The Reserve with a Beautiful Story

Pledge Nature Reserve has quite the story behind its origin. This reserve is about 10ha and can be found in the heart of Knysna. Showing off the green vegetation, it’s hard to imagine that it was anything but protected and … Continued

The Passion that Drives Nature Valley Trust

Have you ever tried to do something that you really have a passion for? That passion propels you further than you thought possible. Nature Valley Trust (NVT) has that drive. As such, this non-profit oganisation has reached plenty of remarkable … Continued

Knysna Basin Project Forms the Heart of Knysna Conservation

It’s easy to fall in love with Knysna’s ferns, lush forest and fantastic ocean views. But it is also easy to forget about the conservation efforts that help keep it this way. Knysna Basin Project can be seen at the … Continued

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

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

Record numbers of Volunteers Participate in 2017 International Coastal Clean-Up Day!

Written by Monique Holtzhausen This past weekend saw the 21st year in which South Africa participated in the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) – an annual event that has become the biggest, global volunteer effort for ocean health. “We coordinated more than … Continued

Learning from History: César Manrique’s Artistic Ventures

When looking at César Manrique’s life, it clear to see his love of art in more than one form. César Manrique (April 1919 – September 1992) lived a full life, attempting and succeeding at many large projects that still affect people today. … Continued