Links

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Sust-it – British website that ranks the energy efficiency of a wide range of electrical products
EfficienCity – a Greenpeace UK interactive city that explains decentralised power with real-world examples.

RENEWABLE ENERGY
Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) – aims to promote and increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Southern Africa

RECYCLING

Go to Treevolution’s Recycling Guide for a list of kerbside collection services and other useful information about what and how to recycle.

Wormeries

Mother Earthworms – Worm farm in Rheenendal, Knysna, that sells domestic and commercial wormeries, vermicat and vermiliquid. Also offers daily tours of working worm farm from 10-12 as a means of educating the public re: potential and benefits of vermiculture.

Wizzard Worms – Based in KwaZulu-Natal. Sells worms and a variety of wormeries. Worms delivered to your door via courier service.

PRODUCTS

Babies

Stegi EcoNappy -reusable, shaped, 100% cotton nappies, designed and made in SA.

Organic food and products

The Ethical Co-op – a Cape Town-based online store where you can buy organic food and other products
Wensleydale Farm – organic farm which offers an organic box delivery service in the Joburg area.
Bryanston Organic Market – Joburg outdoor market where you can buy organic food, arts and crafts, clothing and other natural products.
Go Organic – South African organic directory
The Greenspace – a resource for environmentally responsible products and services available in South Africa.

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS SITES AND BLOGS
South African
African Energy News Review – provides a round-up of energy news in Africa. Useful way to keep up with what our energy utility is up to. Some of the material may only be available to subscribers though.
Urban Sprout – an interesting blog where you can catch up with green news and events. It also has a useful online South African directory of products and services.

International
Grist – environmental news and commentary with an edge.
TreeHugger – “a one-stop shop for green news, solutions and product information” for hipsters who want to save the world.
EcoGeek – source of weird and wonderful environmentally friendly technology.
AutoblogGreen – car-lovers with a conscience.
Organic Consumers Association – US group that “campaigns for health, justice and sustainability” with some interesting news stories.
World Changing – this site offers a toolkit for changing the world because “another world is not just possible, it’s here”.

SA POLICY INFO
Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism – official website of government department
Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning
– authority responsible for environmental management in the Western Cape province.
Western Cape Renewable Energy and Climate Change Summit – summit held June 7-8 2007, but contains some useful general info

SA ENVIRONMENTAL INFO
Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) – non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa.
WWF South Africa – local website of the international conservation group.
Indalo Yethu – an environmental trust established by the South African department of environmental affairs and tourism
Sustainable Energy Society Southern Africa

Global Resources
Green Facts – a Belgian non-profit organisation that produces digests of scientific reports on health and the environment to make them accessible to non-specialists.
Friends of the Earth Good Wood Guide
Organic Exchange – non-profit organisation that promotes organic cotton farming around the world

Global Environmental Groups
Forest Stewardship Council – non-profit organisation dealing with forestry management practices
Greenpeace
Marine Stewardship Council – non-profit organisation that recognises well-managed fisheries and promotes consumer awareness

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