Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sustainability Conversations ... The Future of our Planet

 - Al Gore and Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse on the future of our planet — and everything else. Video here.

- Agroecology can feed Africa - not agribusiness

Naledi Village in Rustlers Valley 
- An example of Agroecology

Corporate interests have skewed the entire development agenda for agriculture in Africa, writes Ian Fitzpatrick. Instead of investing in sustainable, small scale farming along agroecological principles that raise production and support rural communities, governments - including the UK's - are backing destructive industrial farming and land grabs. Read more here

A little Arts project in Amsterdam

Using sand to create an impression in Amsterdam - the inventor of sustainable printing magic JIM BOWES has brought the message of peace and freedom to the streets of Amsterdam. Like all environmentalists, he also helped to clean it up. Video here.

Global water shortages to deliver 'severe hit' to economies, World Bank warns.
By 2050, growing demand for cities and for agriculture would put water in short supply in regions where it is now plentiful – and worsen shortages across a vast swath of Africa and Asia, spurring conflict and migration, the bank said.
Read more here.

The Energy Revolution Is Actually Happening Right Now.
By the end of 2016, there will be twice as much solar as there was in 2014. Read article here.

iStart2 Believe Again ... Ntsiki Mazwai

She's powerful. She's hot. Often politically "incorrect". She has a stage presence that rocks the audience. She is also very kind and full of jokes when not writing open letters to view her strong opinions as a woman's activist, poet and musician.

On Thursday we join our Sustainability Hero of the Week, President Thabo Mbeki. 

It's been twenty years since he made his iconic 'I am an African' speech.
The highly-regarded address was delivered on the day South Africa formally adopted the Constitution. To mark the event, President Mbeki and his foundation hosted a public meeting at Freedom Park in Tshwane on Sunday 8 May 2016.

We join the conversation and chat about the relevance of the Constitution 20 years after. Tune in to the iStart2 Show on Thursday at 17h30 to listen to the show. 

Keitu Gwangwa & Pierre du Toit host the iStart2 Show on Thursdays at 17h30. Radio Today broadcasts on 1485 MW (AM) in greater Johannesburg and countrywide on ‪#‎DStv‬ audio channel 869. Radio Today also streams globally on www.1485.org.za.