Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sustainability Conversations ... Stop? Start!

The G7 nations have for the first time set a deadline for the ending most fossil fuel subsidies, saying government support for coal, oil and gas should end by 2025. Leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU urge all countries to join them in eliminating support for coal, oil and gas in a decade. Read here.

“Jesus loves you too,” shout the thick black letters on the back of one of the neon jackets.
Dingani Dlamini, in his black New York Yankees cap, black T-shirt, and short beard and moustache, says he knows this game by now.
“I didn’t have a job. I had to choose: recycle or rob people,” he says, keeping a close watch on what I write, his black shoes dirty and worn out. 

“I chose recycling.”

Read about cash-for-trash here.

Hunger, disease, dwindling natural resources—climate change promises to visit all of those misfortunes and more on humankind if it can’t be curbed. But there’s something else a changing climate can take away from humans, Fiona Harvey reports for The Guardian: their cultural heritage. A new UNESCO report suggests that some of the world’s most famous heritage sites could be destroyed by climate change.
Read more.

There is a really cool exhibit up which aims to create awareness about sustainability through art and design – organized by RAIR (Recycled Artists-In-Residency).  The project came out of requests from local Philly artists who wanted access to recycled materials at a construction and demolition recycling facility in the city. It’s amazing that these artists are able to create such beauty out of “junk”!

This week we pay tribute to a remarkable woman with songs, personal stories, chats and memorable moments on the iStart2 Show. Karen Kotze passed away last week after a fierce battle with brain cancer. Karen was the driving force behind iStart2, always supporting, always sharing the weekly cartoon and radio show posts ... always inspiring our team to succeed and spread the message of sustainability through art. We say goodbye to our favourite jurist, our loving team member and an extraordinary unique friend who will always be our guiding light amongst the honey bees and the stars.  

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

Why stop? Start! Have a wonderful week!