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Environment

Towards a greener future

MORE than 100 youngsters celebrated World Environment Day at a camp this week, where they learnt how to combat climate change.
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Environment month begins

PROTECTING the environment, highlighting the implications of dumping and empowering youth are just some of the initiatives City Parks will undertaking during the month of June.
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Environmental health discussed

THE role of environmental health and institutions of higher learning in the light of the City’s growth and development strategy (GDS) was the focus of a seminar held at the Roodepoort Theatre.
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City shares waste management facts

AN innovative public-private partnership will ensure that in years to come Joburg will begin to benefit from the tons of waste generated daily in the city.
*Utility conference kicks off
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Wits hosts energy conference

A CONFERENCE at Wits University is discussing solutions to advance energy conservation on the continent.
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E-waste mountains grow

TOXIC electronic waste is being poured into landfills, but it can – and should – be recycled. Pikitup offers this service at its garden sites.
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Celebrate Earth Day

PLANTING trees and learning about medicinal herbs are some of the activities being held to mark Earth Day, when the natural environment is the focus.
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Switch off the lights

EARTH Hour, the global phenomenon to raise awareness of climate change, takes place on Saturday. Joburg and its partners are switching off for the hour.
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Property owners warned: clean up or else

THE City has told owners of vacant land turned into dumping sites that if they don’t clean up their rubbish, City Parks will – and send them the bill.
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Green credentials targeted

MARCH is Energy Month, a time for the City to look at sustainable energy technology. Already, it installs solar water heating systems in low income housing, among other initiatives.
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Save water, Joburg is urged

THE theme of National Water Week is “Water is life: respect it, conserve it, enjoy it”, underlining the need to manage this scarce natural resource.
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Benefits of wetlands promoted

A GABION was built at Dorothy Nyembe Environmental Education Centre when the City marked World Wetlands Day.
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City marks Wetlands Day

THE value of wetlands to the world is the focus of World Wetlands Day. This year, the theme is “Responsible tourism supports wetlands and people”.
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Fourways is blitzed

WITH the hot, wet weather, there has been an explosion of growth in Joburg, prompting City Parks to tackle overgrown grass and foliage.
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Blitz Tuesday targets grass

OVERGROWN grass will be cut each Tuesday over the next eight weeks, when all City Parks staff in Region E will be devoted to the task.
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Bruma Lake gets cleaned up

SOLARBEE circulators and Eco-tabs are being used as the first step in a long-term plan to clean up the polluted lake and return it to a normal watercourse.
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Diggers and soldiers at rest

FORTUNE seekers and veterans are buried at New Roodepoort Cemetery, which has been taking Joburg's dead for over half a century.
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City Parks treats children

FATHER Christmas paid a visit to Glenesk Park, where he handed gifts to delighted children and spread some festive cheer.
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Expanded park opens

CITY PARKS has completed another extreme park, this time expanding the renamed Petrus Molefe Eco Park in Soweto.
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Wet weather on the way

LA NINA is in full force, cooling the sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, meaning Joburg can expect a colder and wetter summer than normal.
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