Where are we now?

“We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will to do so” — Sir David Attenborough

It’s hard to believe that the One Planet Cities project kicked off almost three years ago! Along with…

2020 has been one for the books. With the year drawing to a close and the festive season upon us, we’ve chosen to end off this year’s cycle of newsletters with a topic that will hopefully uplift and inspire us all. …

This week’s newsletter is about a topic long seen as the tough nut to crack in South Africa — Zero Carbon Energy. Breaking it down into the One Planet definition hopefully makes it more readily understandable:

“Making buildings and manufacturing energy efficient and supplying all energy with renewables”.

Infographic: Cundall: Multidisciplinary Engineers and Sustainability Consultants

If there…

At last, it has finally happened — the chance to write about Health and Happiness this week. That makes me happy. And hasn’t it come about at a most poignant time, with this year of pandemic slamming the human race to hopefully realise once again, actually, we are not in…

Unless we take drastic measures to conserve water sources and promote efficient use, water insecurity will become the biggest developmental and economic challenge facing this country. Our current energy challenges will seem small by comparison.” - President Ramaphosa, December 2019

Severe water shortages were a major wake-up call for affected…

I was stimulated to write about Equity and Local Economy this week, in part after participating in a webinar entitled: ‘South African business — are they part of the problem, or part of the solution?’ and by my other drive on the subject — that wealth disparity is such a…

Materials and Products are an integral part of our everyday lives — from the buildings we build and occupy and the transport we use, to our food packaging, the cleaning products that we use and the clothes that we wear. This story looks at how conscious consumerism could be the…

One Planet Cities Durban

Part of the ‘One Planet Cities’ project, funded by KR Foundation, with five cities piloting an online platform to make sustainability action planning easy.

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