#BeatPlasticPollution

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Let’s Clean Up Our Home! Our home, Africa, is bearing a disproportionate burden of the global plastics crisis.  For many African countries, plastic pollution is causing environmental devastation along with substantial human rights and child labour violations, specifically for those … Continued

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

Planting the Rain to Grow Abundance, Brad Lancaster at TEDxTucson

Do you have any idea of what amazing things would be possible if you could see, and partner with, the unseen natural abundance around you? Problems transform into solutions, and previously unimagined wonders of life emerge. Brad shares the inspiring … 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

Artist feature: Aurora Robson

Aurora Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her meditative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. Her practice is about shifting negative trajectories. Her work formally references recurring nightmares that she had as a child which she hybridizes with … Continued

Coursera courses on ecology

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes, and projects. Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation Instructor: Ana Luz … Continued

John Sabraw paints with pigments from toxic water

John Sabraw makes art from pigments obtained from acid mine drainage in USA, and paints to raise awareness of the problem, and their solution: to turn the ugly into the beautiful. For decades, pollution from abandoned underground coalmines has been … 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

Endangered Wildlife Trust Places Hope in All of Us

Endangered Wildlife Trust works not only with other organisations, but also with you and me. They ensure that the community are aware that changes can’t happen without participation. Yes, sometimes things look less than good for the animals. We are … 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