Specialising in
Grey Water
and
Rainwater Harvesting systems in South Africa .

Beyond the Earth Hour

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 03 March 2011

Earth Hour Co-Founder and Executive Director, Andy Ridley, today announced a series of high profile and individual environmental actions, and a new dynamic online platform, to mark the global launch for Earth Hour, Beyond the Hour.

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Beyond the Hour marks the start of a new phase for the Earth Hour movement. In 2010 hundreds of millions of people across the world took part in Earth Hour, but switching off the lights was only the beginning. This year Earth Hour asks people to commit to an action, big or small, that they will sustain for the future of our planet.

Jim Leape, Director General of WWF, who addressed media at the launch said: “The challenges that face our planet are immense, but never underestimate the possibility for change when we face these challenges with true common purpose. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe have given us a glimpse of what is possible. It is now time to go beyond the hour and show what can be done – by the people for the planet.”

An online platform www.earthhour.org/beyondthehour that captures and allows individuals, governments and organisations across the globe to share their actions, will act as the tool to showcase and inspire commitments to protect the one thing we all have in common – the planet.

“The Beyond the Hour platform has been built with social media at its core,” Ridley said. “Social media will play a crucial role for Earth Hour 2011, allowing us to connect with millions of people who are committed to taking lasting action for the planet.” Continue reading Beyond the Earth Hour

SA lacks dedicated e-waste legislation

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 24 February 2010

In a landmark report released by UNEP (22 Feb 2010) South Africa and China were cited as examples where, by 2020, e-waste from old computers will have jumped by 200 to 400 percent from 2007 […]

Goodyear Goes Green

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 15 February 2010

In just two months, Goodyear South Africa has managed to save 5,6 million litres of water – the amount 180 houses would use in a month – through an intensive, ongoing recycling initiative.

While water restrictions do not yet apply to industry, the tyre firm is trying to save where it can, in light of the Eastern Cape’s critical water shortage.

Utilities manager Douglas North said last week that the Uitenhage plant had adopted a three-fold approach to saving water. It recycled waste water from its boiler house, collected and reused water run-off, and ensured steam condensate from various production processes did not go to waste.

The recovered water was either redirected through a newly-installed, separate plumbing system to the plants’ toilets or used as makeup water for cooling machinery. The firm had also installed numerous water meters to monitor water usage – and further reduce consumption where it could. Continue reading Goodyear Goes Green

e-waste: a threat to human health

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems 02 February 2010

Researchers have found that improper disposal of electronic waste “e-waste” will affect the quality of ground water in the next 10-20 years making it difficult for the future generations to obtain clear water supply. It will […]

Going from Grey to Green

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems 31 January 2010

Laura Allen, cofounder of Greywater Action, a group that encourages conserving and reusing household water, is teaching Californians how to reclaim and recycle “gray water.” Typically, gray water includes the discharge from washing machines, sinks, showers, […]