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Entries Tagged as 'Green Living'

A Trip to Zambia: Se7en Stories to Begin With…

July 24th, 2015 · 20 Comments

So I climbed on a bus and travelled for forty eight hours through Southern Africa, spent a week volunteering on the African plains and then spent forty eight hours on another bus traveling home to my family. Something that I never ever dreamt I could do. I lived to tell the tale. More than that, […]

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Tags: Green Living · Saturday Spot · Zambia

So Where Exactly Does Your Garbage Go?

June 9th, 2015 · 8 Comments

This week was World Ocean’s Day and last week was World Environment Day… All these days count for something. They are there to remind us to stop and think about the bigger picture… beyond our own neighbourhood. Earlier this year we were working on creating a green manifesto for our family… It isn’t as easy […]

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And Just Like that I am off to Zambia to Plant Trees with GreenPop…

February 19th, 2015 · 36 Comments

So I am just interrupting my blog schedule for the week… to tell you about the happenings at GreenPop. We have blogged about them them in the past and it turns out we are going to be blogging a fair bit about them in the future. GreenPop is a local organisation that is fun and […]

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Tags: Caring and Sharing · Green Living · Saturday Spot

Se7en+1 Visit GreenPeace and the Rainbow Warrior…

February 11th, 2015 · 8 Comments

Many events pass us by, many happenings go unnoticed… but when I heard that the Rainbow Warrior would be in Cape Town and that they were giving free tours I knew we would do anything to get there. Honestly, as someone who has sailed the ocean blue, this is a bit of a dream come […]

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Tags: Green Living · Outings

Sylvia Earle and Ocean Conservation, What an Inspiration…

December 6th, 2014 · 7 Comments

I am all for inspiring my kids to think big, by doing small… I look for every opportunity to inspire them. We live beside the sea, and from surfing to science degrees, the ocean has always been a part of my life. For the next ten days Sylvia Earle will be in South Africa, and […]

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Tags: Green Living · Outings · Saturday Spot

International Coastal Clean-Up Day… A Quick Report…

October 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

We have a thing for beach clean-ups… it is a great family outing and an opportunity to get involved and make a noticeable difference to the environment in a fun way… and the results are instantaneous and obvious. Recently it was International Coastal Clean-up Day… And I posted this pic on instagram… but the blog […]

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Tags: Cape Town · Caring and Sharing · Green Living · Outings · Saturday Spot

Se7en + 1 Crafty Rhino’s… And a Fantastic GiveAway from CNA.

September 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments

September 22 is Save the Rhino Day… something we care about deeply. It seemed appropriate that we spent the whole day crafting rhinos. The irony is that even though we live in Africa this is as close as my kids have been to a real live rhino… and we would like it to be better […]

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Tags: Caring and Sharing · GiveAways and Swaps · Green Living · Tuesday Art Task