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  • Sustainable Valentine’s Day Competition: This Valentine’s Day, think Green, not Red!

    On a day associated with showing your love towards a significant other, Valentine’s Day 2013 could extend this display of love towards the environment as well.

    With a week and a half until V-Day we’d like to accumulate as big an audience as possible to spread the word about the importance of living sustainably, not just for the next ten days, but for many more to come.

    Each day leading up to the 14th of February we’ll be providing an “Enviromantic” suggestion for you to put into practice that will make the day as special for the environment as you will for your significant other. Each of our daily posts will be taking a romantic cliché’ and translating it into a green initiative of sorts related to Valentine’s Day.

    You light up my life: Candles are clichéd, derived from fossil fuels and release pollutants. Set the mood via alternative methods this year, such as the Sustainable Fairy Lights, solar string lights, solar snowballs or solar bubbles. Continue reading

  • “Green Memes” – The Best of 2012

    Protecting the environment from harm is a serious issue, but sometimes it takes a humorous or quirky approach to eco-friendly issues to make people sit up and take notice. As 2012 draws to a close, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting, high-impact “green memes” shared online by Sustainable.co.za and fellow environmentalists this past year.

    Why are you Littering?

    This hard-hitting billboard, spotted outside Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg this September, was an initiative from Guerrilla IMC, and it wasn’t long before their message went viral. To date, the photo of the billboard on the Sustainable.co.za Facebook page has been shared 1059 times, attracting 223 Likes and 46 comments.

    Australia’s “Green Memes”

    The Australian Green Party – also known as The Green Alternative or simply The Greens – are eco-activists with a sense of humour. The Green Memes Facebook page is a place where party supporters can poke fun at themselves and their critics with memes and political cartoons, effectively encouraging viral sharing and in-depth online discussions. Here’s our favourite, posted in July this year: Continue reading

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