scheckter’s OrganicEnergy

Submitted by ConsciousBabe on Wed, 2011-11-16 13:03

A new energy drink hits South African shelves, certified 100% OrganicA new energy drink hits South African shelves, certified 100% Organic

Say hello to the world's first 100% organic, vegetarian and FairTrade approved energy drink! Racing driver Toby Scheckter delivers a product that is great-tasting, gives energy galore plus is good for you and the earth too.

Unlike most commercial energy drinks, Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy possesses no added preservatives, artificial additives or colours. The super-food ingredients sourced from all round the world make up the energetic properties of this beverage and the fruity taste is uniquely refreshing.

life should not be a gas

Submitted by JimmySprout on Tue, 2011-11-15 12:43

GASLAND screening tonightGASLAND screening tonight

Cafe Ganesh and Exploding Cinema will be kicking off a new season of documentary films this Wednesday with a special don't frack with our Karoo screening of the award-winning documovie, Gasland. The Screening is on Wednesday, 16 November at 8:30pm and entrance is free!

With the entire Karoo being faced with fracking leases (yes, the proposed area is almost 15% of South Africa's entire land-mass!), this documovie is now particularaly relevant to all South Africans!

Read some more...

"GASLAND - (2010) Directed by Josh Fox.
Winner of Special Jury Prize - Best US Documentary Feature - Sundance 2010.
Screening at Cannes 2010.

drive the greenway, not the highway

Submitted by JimmySprout on Tue, 2011-11-15 12:41


With petrol prices on the rise (again), here are 10 easy ways to save big on petrol bills (and help save the environment of course!)

The best way to save fuel is not to use it at all

It might be old news and becoming a bit repetitive, but yes, really think about when you use your car and why. Could you walk or cycle to where you need to be? Why not take a train or bus? (The Gautrain is fantastic and Cape Town’s MyCiti bus system is reliable and affordable).

Slow down Schumacher!

Speeding is probably the most common way the majority of us use excessive amounts of fuel. In many

south african fairtrade week

Submitted by JimmySprout on Mon, 2011-11-14 10:45

Fairtrade WeekFairtrade Week

This week (14-20 November) marks South Africa's first ever Fairtrade Week.

Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) is the local marketing organisation for Fairtrade and aims to alleviate rural poverty while empowering small-scale farmers and disadvantaged workers primarily in Africa. This is done by creating market opportunities for, and increasing sales of Fairtrade labelled products in South Africa. So far, their hard work and our local support has seen sales in South Africa reach a staggering R18,4 million in 2010, a three-fold increase from the R5,7 million in 2009!

what's sprouting this weekend

Submitted by JimmySprout on Fri, 2011-11-11 13:42

Weekend 11-13th November 2011Weekend 11-13th November 2011

A quick low-down on some green events happening this weekend:

Green Home Design Course

Green Home Design Course (CPD programme) takes place this Saturday at either the Green Design Centre in Kyalami, or the InSynch Training Centre in Lanseria. It covers a wide range of green design schemes and principles for the home including green building principles, passive heating and cooling, green and living roofs, domestic energy efficiency, solar power options and how-to’s, waste water management, DIY energy audits and more. For further information, pricing and contact details, please click here

‘Soil for Life, Grow to Live’ Workshop

'Soil for Life, Grow to Live workshop is happening on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend in Constantia, Cape Town. It is a fun and

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anarchist book fairs in the cape

Submitted by ConsciousBabe on Fri, 2011-11-11 11:11

The perfect opportunity to purchase cutting-edge literatureThe perfect opportunity to purchase cutting-edge literature

First Book Fair
This Guy Fawkes marked the first anarchist book fair in Africa, a trend that has taken off all around the world. These events are a great opportunity for existing anarchists to come together and the common public to learn more about anarchism.

Located at Observatory’s quirky café Ganesh, the anarchist book fair on the 5th November had a revolutionary atmosphere, and you could almost feel the genius as it bred in small groups, big ideas swished around by foreigners and locals alike.

‘There were more anarchists at the book fair than we expected,’ says Stef, one of the fair's organisers. ‘I realise now how many are actually living in Cape Town. We sold loads of books and distributed tons of pamplets.

put our table at the top

Submitted by JimmySprout on Fri, 2011-11-11 10:22

Photo: south-african-hotels.comPhoto:

Here's your last chance to vote for Table Mountain as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature

With voting closing in just over two hours, Table Mountain could really do with some home-grown gees to put it in the top seven of the New 7 Wonders of Nature

From over 440 participants representing over 220 countries, this international campaign will see 7 of the now 28 finalists named the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Voting is simple and may be done online , via MXit, or by sending an SMS with the word “Table” to 34874. Each SMS costs R2, but you may SMS vote as often as you like!

greenpop: cool as folk 3

Submitted by JimmySprout on Thu, 2011-11-10 12:40

Cool as FolkCool as Folk

Join the Treevolution!

This Saturday 12 November sees the coolest green party of 2011 touch down at The Assembly in Cape Town. This awesome night of fun will be in aid of a sending Greenpop to Durban for COP17, the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), later this month. The conference aims to facilitate pivotal discussion and allow significant decision making regarding the future of our environment, industries and the world’s forests.

occupy cape town

Submitted by ConsciousBabe on Thu, 2011-11-10 12:16

On the steps of Thibalt Square podiumOn the steps of Thibalt Square podium

The Occupy movement started in Cape Town some Saturdays ago. A small group of locals hoping to reinact what has been going down all around the world for the last few months - Occupy Wall Street being the most well-known – decided to hold peaceful discussions on the lawn of Gardens outside Parliament. The intention was to plan what was to be done as well as how to spread what they felt to be an important message.

black rhinos take to the skies

Submitted by incoming on Wed, 2011-11-09 14:08

Flying Rhinos from Green Renaissance on Vimeo.

The seventh black rhino population established by the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, was recently released after an epic 1500 kilometre trip across the country. 19 of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province.

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