Copy
In the 04/04/2014 edition:
View this email in your browser
The Green Times
Welcome *|HTML:NAME|*
Here is this week's green news. Please see and support a range of green events on our calendar. Enjoy reading, please comment, participate and share.

Climate change happening now on every continent – future might we surprising and irreversible, says IPCC Report


majuro-flood-1Climate change is no longer a projected future scenario, it is happening today on all continents and across all the oceans, said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday in Yokohama, Japan, at the launch of one a report which is “one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings in human history.” The world […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like Climate change happening now on every continent – future might we surprising and irreversible, says IPCC Report on Facebook

How to save on tax through your energy efficiency


Renewable energy and the 12L energy efficiency tax incentiveA special tax incentive to save  energy was promulgated on 1 November, but how does that work? We are talking about the  “Regulations in terms of Section 12L of the Income Tax Act, 1962, on the allowance for energy efficiency savings.” The allowance is for the purpose of determining the taxable income derived by any […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like How to save on tax through your energy efficiency on Facebook

Cape Town crowned the world’s Earth Hour Capital for sustainability efforts


Cape Town crowned the world’s Earth Hour Capital for sustainability effortsCape Town is the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Global Earth Hour’s City Capital for 2014. The announcement was made at a ceremony  in Vancouver, Canada – which won the award in 2013. This accolade is a prestigious honour that recognises the city’s innovative actions on climate change and its dedication to pursuing the […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like Cape Town crowned the world’s Earth Hour Capital for sustainability efforts on Facebook

UN Climate Experts: new food crisis looming due to chemical farming


UN Climate Experts: Green Revolution Leaves Food Systems VulnerableThe so-called “green revolution” (read chemical farming) is leaving agriculture vulnerable to climate change. New approaches are urgently needed to enable food systems to adapt,  said the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Japan. Speaking during the release of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in Yokohama, a panel of the world’s […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like UN Climate Experts: new food crisis looming due to chemical farming on Facebook

Political will needed to make energy revolution happen in Africa


VIDEO: POLITICAL WILL NEEDED TO MAKE ENERGY REVOLUTION HAPPEN IN AFRICAIn view of the unfolding climate change news and statistics world wide, there is probably not a more important discussion to be had than that of energy. How are we going to change those systems which are destroying lives today and threatening all of us? We know that we have to recover from our dependence […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like Political will needed to make energy revolution happen in Africa on Facebook

Bio-mimicry and local architecture inspire Chelsea Flower Show contribution


CHEL14-002It is inspirational to see how well we are able to meet the mandate for the Chelsea Flower Show in London this May.  The theme? “In Harmony with Nature”.  The Kirstenbosch launch to showcase the design we will be entering for South Africa was exciting and the designers to be highly commended! David Davidson and […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like Bio-mimicry and local architecture inspire Chelsea Flower Show contribution on Facebook

IPCC report: Climate change will be ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible’


IPCC reportClimate change is already affecting lives and will have catastrophic impacts if carbon emissions are not lowered now, warns the UN’s climate body. In this story from Mail & Guardian, a new report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has painted a world where human civilisation will struggle to survive unless carbon […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like IPCC report: Climate change will be ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible’ on Facebook

Prayer for Earth Hour


earthhourLord, you often spoke of your ‘hour,’ the hour of a new consciousness, the season of a new way of being human, a decisive moment in history - Wake us up in this ‘hour’ of our days; remind us that our future is connected to the earth and all its abundant life. May we act […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like Prayer for Earth Hour on Facebook

Calling peacemakers for restorative justice


Sheena“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” The Dalai Lama One of our beautiful recent trainees posted this on my facebook wall last week and it got a lot of likes, which to me speaks of humanity’s yearning for healing […]
Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like Calling peacemakers for restorative justice on Facebook

Recent Articles:

Ed’s voice … The missing link is organic essence
The cost of coal fired power stations to people and planet
Natuur: Menslik. Opkoms van KVK pollutici
Contribute here
Become a Sponsor
Copyright © 2014 Green Times Publications (Pty) Ltd., All rights reserved.


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences