Pic taken at Black Leopard Camp, Thaba Tholo Wilderness Reserve, outside Lydenburg, in March 2013.
Up for a sustainability challenge? Then you need to take part in the BIG Impact Week happening next week (16 – 22 April).
Build it Green together with a host of other sponsors, challenge all South African companies and individuals to implement sustainable changes to their personal and professional lives in the run up to Earth Day (22 April). The best performing individuals and companies stand a chance to win some great prizes such as energy audits, green training courses, rain water harvesting systems and more.
The challenge involves completing daily challenges during the week relating to various areas of sustainability – think energy, water, waste and so on.
I think this is a great idea – by taking on the challenge you’ll improve your green awareness, maybe adopt some new sustainable behaviours, have an impact on your planet, and even win some great prizes! It’s a win-win.
You might have thought that today had enough cred because it's Good Friday, but – more importantly for me – it's also Earth Day. Earth Day exists to raise awareness for environmental protection and sustainability and it's been running for over 40 years. Each year there is a different focus and this year's campaign run by the Earth Day Networkis A Billion Acts of Green®, with the goal being to register one billion actions in advance of the global Earth Summit in Rio in 2012. Getting involved is easy. Simply go to the website and log what action you plan to take in the coming year to help reduce your carbon footprint and promote sustainability. Then stick to that commitment and know that you are amoung hundreds of thousands of others doing their little bit to live more responsibly. I hope you have a wonderful Earth Day where ever you are and that you are enjoying the riches that nature has to offer us. For more on the campaign, you can follow the Earth Day Network on facebook, twitter, youtube and flickr.