Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sustainability Conversations ... Snake Eagle Thinking

What does sustainability really mean for your business?

It is your way to say why and how your business is acting responsibly.

Your viewpoint should:
  • Reduce barriers: Reduce consumer confusion around sustainability by describing positive values and impacts of buying your products
  • Create benefits: Create an emotional connection by helping consumers feel they are contributing to a better world and are part of a solution when they buy from your company.
    Read more on what consumers want here

Tshwane greenest city on the continent


Mayor of Tshwane Kgosientso Ramokgopa heard this week that his city had won the Africa leg of the Earth Hour competition for its consistent green policies.


Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa  was delighted to learn his city had won the Africa leg of the Earth Hour competition. Image by: SIZWE NDINGANE.
Read more here 

 Snake Eagle Thinking -

Please take a few minutes and watch an extract of the Launch of the Snake-Eagle Thinking path in Matjiesfontein. Eugenie Grobler performed at this event and the video uses an extract of a live performance of the song “One Day” as background.

 Eugenie will be performing in AMSTERDAM Datum: DO. 30 Juni 2016,
Theater de Roode Bioscoop, Haarlemmerplein 7, 1013HP AMST
Telefoon: 020 6257500, Kaarten bestellen: 
Please support this extraordinary artist from South Africa. 

“I believe that each person has a story to tell and my life is informed and shaped by the stories I experience and witness around me. Alongside my love of story, both my personal and professional worlds are shaped by a life-long fascination with the study and teaching of the creative process and the possibilities it unlocks for transformative encounters with ourselves and each other. My career as singer-songwriter and facilitator of creative and social empowerment processes has been a reflection of the above”. - Eugenie Grobler

Our Sustainability Hero of the Week is Ruda Landman, widely regarded as South Africa’s most respected TV journalist. Tune in to the iStart2 Show on Thursday at 17h30 to listen to our interview with this incredible woman.

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

Something to think about:

Paul Hohnen wrote in his blogpost the other week that "where a decade ago there was still optimism that things could be turned around on issues like climate change, deforestation and over-fishing, people [sustainability professionals] are now openly saying that it is too late. Humankind will have to experience a profound crisis before it understands that the "doom and gloom" and "limits to growth" fraternity were right after all".

Have a wonderful week!