Cape Town - The Western Cape Provincial Government has approved a white paper on sustainable energy that sets the strategic course for "green energy" in the province.
The province's economic growth has come at the cost of bio-diversity loss, MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell told News24.
"We want to secure a supply of safe, clean energy in the Western Cape," he said.
Not only is Eskom becoming more and more expensive as time goes on, but it is still as unreliable as ever. The average household will be paying at least double for the same amount of electricity within three years!
For most of us converting the entire home to an alternative energy source would be prohibitively expensive, but regardless of the monetary fact everybody should be working towards this goal – as not only is it less expensive, but it is far more eco-friendly as well. Let us have a look at what uses up the most power in the home, and show some energy alternatives that are friendlier on the pocket and the environment to run:
Imagine 1,000,000 South Africans uniting on a single day to plant an organic vegetable in their home or office.
23 September 2014 is Planting Season day, and the goal is that 1 million South Africans unite on a single day to plant an organic vegetable in their home or office.
You can join this initiative by visiting the website www.plantingseason.co.za. The Planting Season website also offers a handy free e-book on organic gardening.
Being able to make a small but positive difference in our own backyard is well worth every effort.