Sustainability

Creating a culture of conservation

A celebration was held at the Wings of Life Community Centre in Diepsloot on 19 March in honour of World Water Day and South African Water Week. Xylem Water Solutions has partnered with Afrika Tikkun and Africa Tikkun Services – their sustainable...

5 reasons soil is key to a sustainable future: Part 2

Soil provides nutrients, water and minerals to plants and trees, stores carbon and is home to billions of insects, small animals, bacteria and many other micro-organisms. Yet the amount of fertile soil on the planet has been diminishing at an...

5 reasons soil is key to a sustainable future: Part 1

It may not be as visually striking as a green forest or appear as vital as fresh water, but plain-looking soil is a natural resource just as essential to sustaining life on Earth. Soil provides nutrients, water and minerals to plants and trees,...

Climate positive data center scoops Swedish world first

The world’s first climate positive data center is now being built in the city of Falun, Sweden. Dubbed “EcoDataCenter” the facility will also be one of the safest in the world,featuring high standards of security. The initiator of EcoDataCenter is...
Food Garden

Community food gardens sustain SA

Improving access to nutritious food, food gardens are an excellent and widely adopted method for providing food to disadvantaged communities in South Africa, and around the world. According to Suzanne Ackerman, director of transformation at major...
FAW Harrismith

New Carbon Emissions Calculator

A new online tool for businesses, NGOs and governments allows them to consider the effect of, and evaluate ways to improve on their carbon emissions.  The Global Calculator has been built by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change in...
Industrial air pollution

Improving air quality a priority

Air quality is an important factor in the fight against climate change. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), as the industrial hub of Gauteng has prioritized the improvement of its air quality. This is vitally important due to its high...

Brewing sustainability

What do a brewery and an international conservation organisation have in common? In this instance it’s the need to encourage and support sustainable development of course. The Better Barley Better Beer programme was recently launched by South...

IMESA|CESA Awards Winners Roundup

The IMESA-CESA Biennial Project Excellence Awards 2014 The IMESA Biennial Project Excellence Awards in collaboration with Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is a celebration of the art and science of infrastructure engineering. At last...