Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sustainability Conversations ... Smash the System




The lazy person's guide to saving the world

End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up? No!!

Who are you? Sofa Superstar, Household Hero or Neighbourhood Nice Guy?


Here are a few of the many things you can do to make an impact. Click here


Sustainability Heroes ... those people who have committed their lives and hearts to making the world a better place. Boyan Slat is one of them.


Boyan Slat (1994) is a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who creates technologies to solve societal problems.

He is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, which develops advanced technologies to rid world’s oceans of plastic.

Instead of going after the plastic, Boyan devised a system though which, driven by the ocean currents, the plastic would concentrate itself, reducing the theoretical cleanup time from millennia to mere years. In February 2013 he dropped out of his Aerospace Engineering study to start The Ocean Cleanup. The first prototype system is projected to be deployed in June 2016.


Boyan Slat has been recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide (Intel EYE50), and is the youngest-ever recipient of the UN’s highest environmental accolade; Champion of the Earth.
Read about his incredible ideas here


In 2015, an estimated 10 000 repossessed homes were sold on auction in South Africa. Most of these homes were sold at just a fraction of the market value, leaving struggling home owners seriously out of pocket. When the going gets tough ...

Read more about your rights here when a lender (such as a bank) repossess your home with the intention of selling it to cover any outstanding costs.


Join us on Thursday when we chat to Advocate Douglas Shaw as a follow-up on his Carte Blanche interview about home repo and your rights. Not to be missed!
 

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.

Something to think about

I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. Robert Green Ingersoll
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I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. Robert Green Ingersoll
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/crime_3.html
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. Robert Green Ingersoll
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/robertgree170354.html?src=t_crime
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/robertgree170354.html?src=t_crime
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. Robert Green Ingersoll
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/robertgree170354.html?src=t_crime