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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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WWE Earth Hour History and Aims

Between 1 and 4 million South Africans took part in Earth Hour in March 2009, calling for strong action against climate change by switching off their lights for one hour on 28 March. This was the biggest mass action in history with over a billion people participating worldwide. During Earth Hour 2010, WWF aims to inspire as many South Africans as possible to switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm on 27 March as a symbolic act, sending a powerful message to leaders here at home and around
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WWF’s EARTH HOUR 2010 Q & A

Earth Hour speaker tips: Wherever possible please refer to WWF’s Earth Hour (and not just “Earth Hour”). Many companies are now rolling out Earth Hour themselves, which is of course wonderful, but we don’t want to lose the fact that Earth Hour is a credible climate change campaigning initiative. WWF stands for The World Wide Fund for Nature. It is important to be able to quantify the effectiveness of the earth hour campaign, and it is important that earth hour is not only about an hour o
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WWF’s Earth Hour 2010 in a nutshell

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humankind in the 21st century and South Africa will be hit particularly hard by the impacts, in the near future, if we don’t act now! Increased frequency and severity of droughts and flooding, water shortages, reduced agricultural yield and the spread of malaria will all be a reality for this generation if we fail to take action and fight climate change. On Saturday, 27 March 2010, at 8:30 pm, millions of people worldwide will switch off their li
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