Sustainable living

Be inspired

Ted Talk Video: Two adults, two kids, zero waste | Bea Johnson
Since 2008, Bea Johnson and her family are dedicated to living a zero waste lifestyle; they generate a mere quart size jar of waste per year. Through her blog and her book Zero Waste Home, Bea launched a global movement.
She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be “stylish,” but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSUmo-40pqA

Zero Waste Journey in Southern Africa
This group is for people living in Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe & Mozambique) to share tips and ideas on how to reduce their waste.
https://web.facebook.com/groups/reducewastesouthafrica/about/

Engage

Two Oceans Aquarium Campaigns
https://www.aquarium.co.za/content/page/environmental-campaigns-landing

  1. Straws suck (Link zu https://www.aquarium.co.za/content/page/straws-suck)
  2. Rethink the Bag (https://www.aquarium.co.za/content/page/rethink-the-bag)
  3. Tap In (https://www.aquarium.co.za/content/page/tap-into-the-right-water-source)
  4. Ballon Busters (https://www.aquarium.co.za/content/page/balloon-busters)

Shop happily

Weekly Veggie Boxes They source fresh, organic vegetables and fruit directly from local farmers. Online orders, delivery to your home.
WildOrganicsc.co.za Collection point closest to school: Happy Space, 83 Kloof Nek Road.
ThinkOrganic.co.za Collection point closest to school: Yindee Thai Restaurant, 22 Camp street.
Oranjezicht City Farm (link zu http://www.ozcf.co.za/vegbox/) Collection Point: corner Upper Orange Street and Sidmouth Avenue, Oranjezicht (no delivery). Or else at OCF Market at Granger Bay (close to Waterfront) every Saturday morning.
NudeFoods.co.za Supermarket; 5 Consitution Street Zonneblom
Their bulk wholefoods, health foods, and earth-friendly products are all non-GMO, plastic-free and sold by weight.
Faithful-to-Nature.co.za organic and natural products online store

Sports

“I carry my own”  campaign
Objective: to get rid of the millions of single use plastic sachets at road running
https://web.facebook.com/icarrymyown/

Places in Cape Town

http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/ interactive map that quickly allows you to see green projects in Cape Town such as: green spaces, recycling projects and drop-offs, local green events, markets, green accommodation, eco products and services, alternative energy sites and more.

Smart Living Handbook Cape Town
http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2C%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Smart_Living_Handbook_Eng_FULL%20VERSION_4thEd_2011-05.pdf
Advice on water, energy and electricity saving here

Infotainment

Tomorrow
French documentary; Optimistic with brilliant ideas and solutions worldwide, won Cesar for best Documentary in 2016; FSK 0 (no age restriction)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJy_tAm9IJQ

Before the Flood
US documentary on climate change by and with Leonardo Di Caprio; FSK 0 (no age restriction)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UGsRcxaSAI

Plastic Planet
German documentary on plastic worldwide; FSK 0 (no age restriction)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7X-J1DhfjE

Cowspiracy
US documentary on meat and climate change; FSK 6 (from 6 years)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=564_ZsGNJv8

10 Milliarden – wie werden wir alle satt?
German documentary (in German) on feeding the world; FSK 0 (no age restriction)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZmejAYYIU8

The Meatrix
animated 3min. film about meat consumption (German and English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEkc70ztOrc

The Story of Stuff
20 min. UK animated Documentary about consumption

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