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Climate change and how 2016 faired

Climate change and how 2016 faired

The words climate change and carbon emissions seem to naturally drum up negative connotations. This is not surprising when we see things like the world passing the 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold and the slowing of the Atlantic sea belt crop up. Yet, these events can be drivers for change. That considered, it is important to … Continued

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COP22 and 2020 vision for climate change

COP22 and 2020 vision for climate change

Each year it feels like we edge closer to solving Earth’s climate change challenges, and it is safe to say that each year we make great strides toward being the green planet we need to be. Every year the United Nations hosts an international conference for climate change and welcomes the most influential leaders and environmental … Continued

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Clearing the air around carbon jargon

Clearing the air around carbon jargon

So much of the impact of global warming and carbon reporting is lost in the jargon around these issues. Yes, perhaps you’ve heard them before, whether in conversation or in the news, but how much of them do you understand? We believe the first step in helping you measure, manage and reduce your carbon emissions … Continued

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Women warriors for climate change

Women warriors for climate change

Honouring women is where South Africa’s focus lies in August. We pay tribute to their greatness, their gentleness, their strength, their compassion and the difference they make in our everyday lives. While previously the role of women was quite reformed and traditional, it has become less and less so and we are so grateful for … Continued

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4 ways greenwashing will damage your brand

4 ways greenwashing will damage your brand

For those still unfamiliar with the term ‘greenwashing’, it is used to describe green marketing or PR that is used in a deceptive way to wrongfully promote the perception that a company’s policies, purpose and products are environmentally friendly, even when this isn’t the case. Greenwashing can range from designing product labels in such a … Continued

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Renewable energy is power to the people

Renewable energy is power to the people

We eat, sleep and dream emissions measurement and reduction. But today, we are setting emissions and climate change aside to look at renewable energy (and here we refer to wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and other renewable sources) and the broader benefits that they bring. Renewable energy positively impacts our climate, health and economy these … Continued

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The SHIFT is happening, are you on board?

The SHIFT is happening, are you on board?

Have we done too little, too late? We certainly hope not. The optimist in us is saying ‘not quite yet’. We’ve been watching the carbon control space for a very long time and it’s been a painfully frustrating process. Movements have been slow and sluggish with a lot of talk and not much action. However in the … Continued

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5 reasons to involve employees in business sustainability

5 reasons to involve employees in business sustainability

If sustainability is high on your agenda then you may find results from a study conducted as part of the UK’s Avery Green Office Week interesting: 95% of employees surveyed said helping the environment was important to them in some way, with 9 in 10 citing that their companies could do a lot more for the environment. Employees … Continued

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Water, a.k.a Life

Water, a.k.a Life

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day, as an international observance and opportunity to learn about the importance of water. As such, this Tuesday will mark the 23rd annual World Water Day, and to celebrate South Africa has declared the week of 14 to 23 March … Continued

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5 Reasons to reduce carbon emissions in your supply chain

5 Reasons to reduce carbon emissions in your supply chain

Businesses are well aware of the importance of reducing their carbon footprints internally, in order to have a better influence on both the community and the environment. What we don’t always realise is that a large percentage of a business’s corporate carbon emissions reside in external supply chain processes. If companies don’t take this into … Continued