Earth Hour

On Saturday 26 March at 20:30, tens of millions of people around the world will turn out their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – in a symbolic gesture to pledge their commitment to combating climate change. Please spread the Earth Hour message to family and friends and commit to an ongoing personal action to benefit our precious environment. Read more on the website and also to register your support.

‘Fracking’ Information Meeting in Cape Town

While the Blombos / Stilbaai / Duiwenhoks area survived the threat of Gas Fracking, there are other areas, like the Karoo, which are now in the spotlight. There will be a public meeting held in Cape Town this week to discuss the issue of fracking in South Africa. Venue: The Sports Science Institute Cape Town, Boundary Road, Newlands (next to the WP Rugby pavilion). Friday 25 March 2011 17:00 – 20:00

Final meeting on ‘Energy from Invasive Alien plants on the Agulhas plains’ on 17th March.

The CSIR is assisting ABI energy with assessing the most appropriate options for Energy from Invasive Alien plants on the Agulhas plains. There have been three workshops to help with the planning and assessment of these Invasive Alien plant to Energy (IAP2Energy) options. This meeting will present the final findings and recommendations from this study.
Date:17 March 1000h -1300h
Location: Bontebok Room, Department Agriculture, BREDASDORP

New Birding Course – A bird identification course for novice and intermediate bird-watchers : De Dekke in Grootbrak

The presentation of the “Flight for Birders” bird identification course by Anton Odendal in Grootbrak has been scheduled for 12 and 13 May 2011. The costs will be R 400-00 per head. The costs include the course manual and a certificate endorsed by BirdLife South Africa – roughly 1,600 slides and drawings will be used.

Details here: PRESS RELEASE 2