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Sustainability Plans for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

Sustainability at 2016 Summer Olympics in rio_UNEP

A new set of sustainability measures to support the greening of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio have been agreed upon by UNEP and the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Organizing Committee. This will involve the development and implementation of a 

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Young Sustainability Explorers to Embark on Global Adventure & Learning Expedition

SI Explorers

The Sustainability Institute in South Africa, together with a group of adventurers, academics and business leaders, have developed a unique immersive learning program called SI Explorers. The SI Explorers programme – a hybrid between a gap year and tertiary

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CAN DO! Trekking for Trash Completes 3300km Journey along South Africa’s Coast

Trekking for Trash

The CAN DO! Trekking for Trash team, Camilla Howard and Michael Baretta, have completed their epic journey around South Africa’s coastline which took 7 months and spanned over 3300 kilometers – showing that two people can make a significant impact

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Un duo du projet CAN DO! Trekking for Trash mobilise le nettoyage du littoral de l’Afrique du Sud

trekking for trash

Le 3 Octobre 2012 Camilla Howard et Michael Baretta, deux agents de changement adventureux et soucieux de la conservation, ont entrepris un  “Trek for Trash” –  un Trek pour dechets – le long de 3000km du littoral de

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Kenya to host International Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference

Eco and sustainable tourism kenya conference
The seventh annual Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), organized by The International Ecotourism Society, will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24-27 September 2013. With a strong focus on highlighting and promoting ecotourism‘s role in sustainable development
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Photography Exhibition Highlights International Wildlife Trade & Endangered Species

Laurent Baheux / Wild & Precious

Wild and Precious‘ is a new international photography exhibition and publication launched to mark the 40th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the 16th Conference of the Parties to CITES in Bangkok,

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WESSA’s Wild Walk: Showcasing Sustainability along South Africa’s Wild Coast


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The WESSA Wild Walk is a spectacular 23-day journey through the ecologically rich, dynamic and diverse Wild Coast region of South Africa. Starting from Port Edward on 1 March and ending 23 days later in Cintsa near East London,
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UCT Researchers Conduct River Mega-transect on a Senqu2Sea Expedition

orange river
Three University of Cape Town researchers are on a two-month source to sea journey along the Orange River – from Qacha’s Nek in Lesotho to Alexander Bay on the border between South Africa and Namibia. The researchers who have embarked
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Sustainability Institute Launches 7-month World Explorers Program for Young Adults

SI Explorers in India
The Sustainability Institute, in partnership with over 20 other specialist organisations from around the world, has recently launched a unique 7-month world exploration program aimed at school leavers –  designed to be an adventure-based hybrid between a gap year
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Salopek’s 7-year ‘Slow Journalism’ Walk Begins in Ethiopia

eden walk ethiopia
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and National Geographic Fellow, Paul Salopek, has announced his ambitious “Out of Eden” project to literally retrace the footsteps of ancient humans, starting in January 2013 in Ethiopia and ending in Patagonia in
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