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10 Environmental Benefits of Planting a Tree

10 Environmental Benefits of Planting a Tree 17 MAY, 2018 By Mattea Jacobs Mattea Jacobs is a freelance writer who mostly writes about both interior and exterior home design, and environmentally-friendly ways to improve homes. She is also a green activist and a mother...

5 Easy Upcycling Ideas for Home and Garden

5 Easy Upcycling Ideas for Home and Garden 17 MAY, 2018 By Lea Müller The web provides us with many fun and easy upcycling ideas. So why is it that we tend to buy new stuff, when we require something for our home or garden? The answer is simple: It’s tempting, because...

10 Things We Learned at Reforest Fest

10 Things We Learned at Reforest Fest 03 MAY, 2018 By Lea Müller A steadily increasing number of people find their way to Platbos Forest each March and join us for an incredible tree planting mission. This year we welcomed 1268 active citizens to our 8th Reforest...

IMAGINE There’s No Plastic

IMAGINE There’s No Plastic 22 APRIL, 2018 By Lea Müller Each year thousands of tourists flock to South Africa to enjoy the diverse culture, the natural landscapes and the breathtaking beaches. But those beaches hold a troubling secret - plastic pollution. According to...

Top 10 Environmental TED Talks

Top 10 Environmental TED Talks 19 APRIL, 2018 By Lea Müller Whenever I have some time to spare and I don’t feel like spending these 10 or 20 minutes on nonsense, watching TED Talks is the go to free time activity. They are an easy and fun way I can inform myself as I...

8 Women Environmentalists You Should Know

8 Woman Environmentalists You Should Know   12 February, 2018 By Natalie Barth All over the world, women are at the forefront of promoting the environmental revolution. Whether it be exploring the world’s oceans or protecting the Amazon, fearless women are...

How to Create a Drought-Tolerant Garden

How to Create a Drought-Tolerant Garden 29 January 2018 By Rebekah White If you live in one of the drier areas of the country, you no doubt have found yourself at a crossroads when it comes to your landscaping. Is it better to neglect the lawn entirely, and allow it...

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Baby Names

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Baby Names 22 January 2018 By Natalie Barth Looking for a baby name for your future family? More and more people are turning towards nature-inspired names for their children. Giving your child a nature-inspired name could give it a personality...

Aussie’s Renewable Revolution

Aussie's Renewable Revolution 14 DECEMBER, 2017 By Will Sandford As the climate changes and fossil fuels become scarcer, renewable energy is becoming an important link in our current and future lives. In fact, industries that focus on green technology, renewable...

What On Earth is An Eco Brick?

What On Earth Is An Eco Brick? 14 DECEMBER, 2017 By Daire Cullen If you’d asked what me what an Eco Brick is one month ago, I would have confidently answered ‘eco-what?’. I now have at least five filling up in my kitchen. So trust me when I say, you’ll be halfway...

How To Start A Community Garden in 6 Easy Steps

How To Start A Community Garden in 6 Easy Steps 9 NOVEMBER, 2017 Text By Daire Cullen Photographs By Sean Cullen There’s nothing my brother can’t do. He always has a million passion projects going on at the same time while juggling his seemingly never-ending PhD, the...

Keep Calm and Eat Vegan

Keep Calm And Eat Vegan 09 NOVEMBER, 2017 By Regina Schuster In seven years of being vegan, people have asked me numerous times if I find it difficult to be on a vegan diet. My answer is always the same: No, not at all. To be honest, I was pretty surprised in the...

Planting Trees, Reclaiming Land and Learning Lessons

Planting Trees, Reclaiming Land & Learning Lessons 09 NOVEMBER, 2017 By Daire Cullen In an increasingly variable climate, land degradation poses one of the biggest threats to the future of subsistence farmers around the world. For 11 African nations, one solution...

These South African women have got bush.

These South African womxn have got bush. This Arbor Month, it's not only about trees... We've got bush. And so should you.  At Greenpop, trees are at our roots, but after putting 80 000 trees in the ground over the last 7 years, we think it's time to branch out. In...

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