Massive indigenous tree planting drive takes root

A world without trees would be hell on earth

As a massive indigenous tree planting project takes root in South Africa, FRED KOCKOTT and JANE ROSS reflect on the relevance of a poignant tree planting tale from French author, Jean Giono.

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SA student’s ocean pollution poster grabs international attention

Daily Vox writer, SHAAZIA EBRAHIM, reports that a South African student’s poster has been selected to raise global awareness about the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans. University of Pretoria (UP) student, Sascha Saddul’s work was one of ten selected for the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference exhibition in New York.

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Sights set on Durban becoming a Whale Heritage Site

In celebrating World Ocean Day this week, Durban South Tourism, Sodurba, launched its whaling history tours in association with various stakeholders, including Wildlands’ WhaleTime project which engages the public in monitoring the migration of the marine mammal along the KZN coast from June to December each year. Continue reading “Sights set on Durban becoming a Whale Heritage Site”

SA in global drive to deal with plastic blight

In KwaZulu-Natal, the endemic plastic litter problem, extending from city streets to communities in river catchment areas, becomes obscene after heavy rains, our beaches clogged with vast amounts of plastic waste. But it need not be this way, say Plastics SA sustainability director Douw Steyn and Catherine Constantinides, head of Miss Earth South Africa’s leadership programme.  Click here to read this story as published in today’s Sunday Tribune.

 

 

 

 

 

Plastics SA launches Operation Clean Sweep

Today Plastics SA launched the South African chapter of Operation Clean Sweep at a World Oceans Day function at Ushaka Sea World. The initiative, originally conceived by the Global Plastic Alliance, forms part of a worldwide drive to reduce the amount of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately the ocean. Zamo Phungula reports Continue reading “Plastics SA launches Operation Clean Sweep”