Category: Saving the world

WWF Living Planet Report 2008

WWF Living Planet Report 2008

Very recently, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) released the 2008 Living Planet Report, 10 years after the first one. I downloaded it along with the 2006 report for comparison. The first thing I have...

Nedbank Africa Geographic evening review

Nedbank Africa Geographic evening review

Last night I attended a panel discussion sponsored by Africa Geographic and Nedbank Green Affinity. The topic was Eating the Environment Рwhat our food choices are doing to the environment. The panelists were Johan...

3 Documentaries at the Labia

3 Documentaries at the Labia

There are three EXCELLENT documentaries being screened at the Labia this month. I have seen all of them and highly recommend them all. They are on different topics, but the topics interlink to form...

Documentary Screening: Uncounted

Documentary Screening: Uncounted

While You Were Sleeping has organised another documentary screening at the Labia. Uncounted is about election fraud in the 2004 and 2006 in the United States. It examines in factual, logical, and yet startling...

Global financial crisis – an explanation

Global financial crisis – an explanation

The past few¬†months have been both tragic and interesting as the global financial crisis unfolds. I’ve read countless articles on the topic, contemplated countless predictions and been shocked by the magnitude of the casualties....

Documentary screening: Earthlings

Documentary screening: Earthlings

On the theme of my previous post about vegetarianism, there is an excellent documentary being screened at the Labia for a week from Friday. Here is the blurb from the website: EARTHLINGS is a...

Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism

Just for the record, I’m not a vegetarian. But having said that, as I have become more environmentally aware, I have realised that eating meat is a major contributor to the environmental problems we...

GMO labelling in SA – part 2

GMO labelling in SA – part 2

I posted a little while ago about a social action regarding the reinstatment of the GMO labelling clause in the Consumer Protection Bill after it had been removed. I have some good news to...

Shape magazine – just another propaganda vehicle

Shape magazine – just another propaganda vehicle

In the last issue of Shape magazine there is an article on GM Foods. The title is: The great GM food debate, and below that it says “Thanks to science, crops grow faster and...

The Companies Bill – some good work

The Companies Bill – some good work

I am just as quick as the next person to criticise the government, so I feel it’s only fair to praise them when praise is due. I read an article in the Business Report...