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September, 2017

  • 25 September

    Earthdance: More Than a Festival

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    Kim Burrell Earthdance, started by Chris Deckker in 1996, has now been held in 80 countries and over 1000 locations, which makes it one of the biggest internationally synchronized music events. What makes Earthdance even more unique is that proceeds go to charities all over the world. Just an hour …

March, 2017

  • 10 March

    Pollution’s death-toll, and Sweden’s efficient recycling.

    Thick smog creates striking sunsets over Saroornagar Lake in Hyderabad, India. However, the World Health Organisation’s recent reports have reconfirmed fears about health risks associated with pollution.

    Jomiro Eming A polluted environment may be a nuisance for tourism, or a foul-smelling river costly for the housing market, yet the price of pollution is evidently more than a few investors or tourists. A recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated one in four deaths of children aged …

  • 3 March

    The beautiful tragedy of Concrete Jungles

    A valley of undulating concrete slabs line the Holocaust Monument in Berlin, Germany as a artistic reminder of the uncertainty and fear Jewish populations were plagued by during Nazi Germany. Here, concrete as art stands in direct juxtaposition to concrete as - for some - an energy-consuming architectural eye-sore.

    Jomiro Eming Buildings with concrete-like foundations have been dated back to as far as Ancient Greece, and today they line our cities and societies. Although concrete is the second most consumed product in the world – the first being water – it is also one of the least energy efficient …

September, 2016

  • 20 September

    Join the “treevolution!”

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    Jomiro Eming Since its inception two years ago, the Hogsback Festival of Trees  returns again this September. Terra-Khaya, in association with GreenPop, hope to give back to the Earth, reconnect people with nature, and ultimately reach their target of planting another 2 000 endemic trees. Apart from “greening” – the …

August, 2016

  • 19 August

    Palm Oil: the environment’s silent killer

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    Tyler Naumann What do peanut butter, shampoo, mayonnaise, and moisturising cream have in common? Here’s the answer: palm oil. Palm oil is the most common form of vegetable oil that is used in many products, and comes from the palm fruit grown on the African oil palm tree. The use …