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Meet Africa’s Bicycle Journalists & Watch their Sustainability Films

MoJo Velo in Africa

Three bicycle journalists are travelling across Africa, creating a series of short documentaries that showcase some of the continents’ most inspiring sustainability change makers – entrepreneurs, innovators, conservationists, activists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the future of our planet. Brothers Russell and Hamish Galt, together with Steven Bland, started their mobile journalism (or [...]

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Mobile Journalists Cycle across Africa to Showcase Sustainability Solutions

MoJo Velo in Africa

Three intrepid mobile journalists will embark on a 14,000km cycle expedition across Africa this week, to showcase sustainability solutions through mobile video journalism documentaries. The Mojo Velo project team – Steven Bland and brothers Russell and Hamish Galt – will be cycling from Cape Town to Addis Ababa over the next 10 months in search of ordinary [...]

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Crowdsourcing the Serengeti: citizen scientists classify millions of photos online

Serengeti citizen scientists

Sometimes the best way to deal with mountains of data is to turn to the public for help. That’s what Snapshot Serengeti did to classify millions of photos from savannah camera traps in Tanzania. At this very moment in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, more than 200 hidden cameras are snapping photos day and night, capturing the [...]

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City of Cape Town opens green taxi rank in Nomzamo

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The City of Cape Town has transformed an informal taxi rank opposite the Nomzamo Community Hall in Lwandle into a sustainable public transport facility with solar panels on the roof, washing facilities for minibus-taxis, kiosks for informal traders, and bathroom facilities for commuters. This is the City’s second green taxi rank following the one established [...]

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Bushmans Kloof receives biodiversity stewardship award

Bushmans kloof capenature award

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg has received the 2015 CapeNature Biodiversity Stewardship Award for excellence in the field of conservation. The award highlighted Bushmans Kloof’s commitment to saving the endemic Clanwilliam Cedar tree, which is categorised as endangered on the Red Data List. Bushmans Kloof has been driving a project for the last 13 [...]

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Project Everyone – engaging the world in ensuring a sustainable future

#globalgoals and #wehaveaplan

Project Everyone is an ambitious new campaign which aims to share news and information about the global sustainable development goals with 7 billion people around the world – in just 7 days! Project Everyone was founded by Richard Curtis (film maker and founder of Comic Relief) and its aim is to make the global sustainable development [...]

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Reasons to support sustainable tourism

sustainable tourism

Holiday makers and travellers are increasingly becoming conscious of the effects of their travel and destination activities’ impacts. There is a massive opportunity to create a shift towards more sustainable tourism, given the vastness of the tourism industry globally and the large contribution that sustainable tourism can have on transitioning the world towards a sustainable and inclusive green economy. The [...]

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Johannesburg to become car-free African city

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The City of Johannesburg in South Africa will be hosting a month-long car-free city event in 2015 to coincide with the country’s Transport Month in October 2015: the world’s second-ever ‘EcoMobility World Festival 2015’. The Festival aims to mobilize and raise local and international support for sustainable, socially inclusive and environmentally-friendly transport options and to showcase solutions and alternatives [...]

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Tourism Recognised as Key in Sustainable Development of Islands

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Over 150 participants from 30 countries gathered in St Denis, La Reunion, at the UNWTO/Government of France Conference on Sustainable Development of Tourism in Islands, and called for tourism to be placed as a key element in the debate on sustainable development in Islands. In recognition of the importance of tourism to the economy and [...]

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Cape Town Celebrates Responsible Tourism on World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day 2013

Today, 27 September 2013, is World Tourism Day which is celebrated as part of World Tourism Month. Cape Town is celebrating as its Big Six attractions are expected to sign the Responsible Tourism Charter to commit to a more sustainable and responsible tourism industry in Cape Town in line with the 2013 World Tourism Day theme “Tourism and [...]

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