Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sustainability Conversations ... Black Roses

Can a city really be sustainable?

What are the biggest challenges in making
cities greener?
What would you say is the biggest threat to the climate within cities?

What can the people in the cities do to try to minimize their impact?
So how should cities be implementing these changes?
Follow the conversation here

Hope is stronger than fear

Crucially, that change is now beginning to take hold, with clean energy on the march and the low-carbon economy becoming a reality on the ground, rather than just a PowerPoint aspiration.

There is hope in the many voices who are now calling for action from their leaders.
There is hope in the rapidly falling cost of renewable energy that is starting to transform our dirty energy system.
There is hope in the pledge by G7 countries to phase out coal power.
There is hope in the communities and innovators around the world who are getting on with the job rather than waiting for the politicians.Read the story of hope here

Why climate change needs 60 000 artists to tell its story?

Climate change exceeds modern humans’ cognitive and sensory abilities.To overcome this impasse, climate communication needs to engage people at a philosophical, sensory and feeling level. People need to be able to feel and touch the new climate reality; to explore unfamiliar emotional terrain and be helped to conceive their existence differently.

How is this to be done? The world must turn to its artists: storytellers, film-makers; musicians; painters and multi-media wizards, to name a few.
Read article here


Street Artists Tag Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

When is cleaning the sidewalks a crime? When you're doing great art. Obviously! Using an innovative practise called Reverse Graffiti, these artists seek out soot covered surfaces and inscribe them with images, tags and even advertising slogans using scrub bushes, scrapers and pressure hoses.

See more here

Tune in on Thursday when we chat to Sibongile about June 16, 1976, her life, her book "Open Earth and Black Roses," her views on creating a more sustainable world and  the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Sibongile is concerned about the fact that  "Green Environment" issues are often elitist. She asks questions about who really benefits from going green and feels strongly that the time for Africa to be a basket case is over.

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. 

It is time to make the change - thank you 
for playing your part in creating a more sustainable world!

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