6 reasons South Africa needs to break free from fossil fuels

Originally published on 350Africa.org: Breaking free from our fossil fuel addiction is such an obvious step that it would be easy to find more than six reasons. But here are our favourite ones why we’re taking a stand this May (join us?): Last year, a study from the CSIR found that renewable energy projects in our …

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How and why I detoxed my toiletry bag

It’s hard to avoid using plastic these days. Everything from your food to your cellphone seems to eventually be covered in some (often excessive) form of it. Apart from plastic being a bane on our ecosystem, it’s also not very good for us. Plastic products contain a variety of additives, some of which can be toxic. …

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Digital media for non-profit organisations

At Reimagine.Digital, we are passionate about a lot of favourite causes, and have a yearning to use our skills to help them make a difference to people’s lives. We specialise in finding new ways to make the internet help you win your campaign online community building campaign support online and offline mobilisation content creation for web and …

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Why you need to think about coal on World Food Day

Originally published on 350Africa.org: Yesterday was World Food Day, and across the globe, filtered Instagram shots of delightfully healthy, organic meals likely skyrocketed as people found reasons to celebrate the most delicious part of our lives. And scoff though I might, if people are finding reasons to be thankful for food that’s grown in harmony with …

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The Kenyan trees that offset climate change, empower smallholder farmers, and boost local economy

Originally published by 350Africa.org on June 29, 2015: The seemingly obvious reason for planting a fruit tree would be to grow fruit. But in Murang’a County in Kenya, smallholder farmers have discovered several other benefits to investing in their environment: provide jobs diversify income boost local economy boost diversity minimise impacts of climate change like …

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Happy Youth Day, South Africa: now go and make your mark on the future

Originally published on 350Africa.org on June 16, 2015: Youth Day is my favourite public holiday in South Africa. It marks critically important events in our history, but is also the perfect moment to look to the future. Society would like to tell me I’m nearing the end of my youth (although I once saw a …

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