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Green Office Week in South Africa : 19 – 23 April 2010

The aim is to encourage employees throughout South Africa, in big and small organisations, whether in the public or private sector, to take a look at their daily routines and realise the economic benefits of reducing energy and resource requirements. A green office is a smarter and better office. On the one hand it is Ecological: using nontoxic, recycled, environmentally friendly products and supplies; on the other hand it is Efficient: using as little energy and other resources  and putting ou
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Industry first: Scan uses “Green Energy’ at Meetings Africa

Scan Display powered its exhibition stand at the recent Meetings Africa show with certified green power, using the Renewable Energy Certificate system. This is the first time that an individual exhibitor has used renewable energy for its stand’s lighting and electrical appliances.
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GMIC March Newsletter

The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) is dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and events industry, not only through education but also by spearheading research, policy and standards.  They have a very informative website (www.greenmeetings.info) and send out a monthly newsletter to their members.  Their March newsletter provides feedback on their annual conference held in February, supports and membership and mentor challenge and gives a book review on the first Italian book on gree
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Climate Change Leadership Awards 2010

Rocking the Daisies music festival emerged as the winners of their sector in the first annual Climate Change Leadership Awards 2010 for Small and Medium Business (SMB). Recognition was given for their comprehensive set of greening actions and equally comprehensive reporting. The most notable impact of their overriding focus on sustainability issues has definitely got to be the increased environmental awareness instilled in the thousands attending their events. For more info on the event greening
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Join us for Earth Hour 2010

Dear WWF Supporter “We have only one planet. Given what we know about climate change today, it would be foolish not to act. Earth Hour 2010 gives an opportunity to the people of the world to unite in a call for action on climate change and to take the lead by making changes in their own lives.” – Dr Morné du Plessis, CEO, WWF South Africa For Earth Hour 2010, WWF calls on all South Africans to switch off their lights on Saturday, 27 March, as a symbolic act to send a powerful message to l
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A bit of cheeky advertising by Audi

An Audi advert first flighted at the NFL Superbowl this year (in Miami, between Indianapolis Colts & New Orleans Saints). Finally Green has gone properly mainstream – when companies pay upwards of US$10mil for a slot like this on the “primest” time TV possible inAmerica. Catches the Zeitgeist nicely! visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml54UuAoLSo to watch the advert.
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Mango Goes Green

Mango announces founding membership of global environmental organisation. Johannesburg: Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, speaking at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Summit on Tourism, Sport and Mega Events announced today that low cost carrier Mango has signed an agreement as a founding member of global organisation Live The Deal. The organisation’s goal,  to help implement commitments noted in December 2009’s Copenhagen Climate Accord and promote the concept of a Green Economy th
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Meetings Africa 2010 – What is an Event Greening Forum

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A Green Goal for the FIFA World Cup!

Are you aware of the event greening efforts around the FIFA World Cup? Click here for more information about the process in Cape Town.
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