News – Environment

Five ways to care for our planet this holiday

This time of year is filled with excitement and Harry, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, is excited too about all the ways we can care for our planet over the holiday.

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Harry’s handy tips for reducing your water footprint

Even though a little rain has fallen of late, water supply levels in the Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni metros continue to be dangerously low. With this in mind, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, Harry the Hominid, wants to encourage you to be water wise and reduce your water footprint.

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Looking after spaceship #Earth

The world will be marking Earth Day on 22 April. We delve into the origins of the commemoration, which is becoming ever more relevant.

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Harry the Hominid’s green tips for the festive season

Think before you buy this festive season. We only have one earth and everything we do impacts on the state of our planet. There are many ways to enjoy a green festive season, and I’ve found 12 tips to help you have a planet-friendly holiday.

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UN panel: time is running out to tackle climate change

The looming threat of climate change has been on the radar of world governments for years, but, the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found that extremely slow progress in tackling pollution means that humanity is running out of options to curb the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming.

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Earth is into its sixth mass extinction, say scientists

It is generally accepted in the scientific community that our planet has experienced at least five mass extinctions since life began, and that the sixth has already begun.

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Recycle tins and cans, says Harry the Hominid

Recycling food tins and beverage cans makes good “cents”, says Harry the Hominid. “Not only does recycling save the environment, but it can earn you a little pocket money too.”

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Why to recycle glass this World Environment Day – and every other day

The environment has supported early hominids, their descendants and now us for about eight million years. World Environment Day is on 5 June, and it is a time to remember that if we want the Earth to keep supporting us, we need to support it, too.

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Maropeng plants food garden at Maloney’s Eye School

Located in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Maloney’s Eye Primary is where over 300 children from poverty-stricken backgrounds come to learn, despite facing almost insurmountable social challenges.

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Harry on paper: Maropeng’s spokeshominid debunks paper myths

Maropeng’s chief investigator, fact-finder, myth-buster and spokeshominid, Harry the Hominid, sets the facts straight in an interview with Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa.

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