Organisations listed below in alphabetical order include:
AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA)
Association for the Study of Peak Oil
Awakening Intuition Network
Cape Town Science Centre
Save Our Seas Shark Centre, St James
Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Toadnuts (Leopard Toad Conservation)
Transition Town Initiative
WESSA (Wildlife & Environment Society Southern Africa)
While You Were Sleeping
The Voice of Our Oceans – We are the leaders in Shark Conservation
The Voice: Led by Executive Director Lesley Rochat, AfriOceans has a respected reputation for proactively lobbying for improved legislation and policies that provide meaningful conservation and bringing attention to issues that threaten our oceans and the life they support. We educate and raise awareness which wins public support, and which influences positive change.
Scientific Research: Developing and bringing exciting scientific research to the public is our forte. We were the first organisation in the world to initiate the satellite tagging and releasing of ragged tooth sharks from an aquarium. In partnership with the Two Oceans Aquarium, this project is ongoing. In addition our highly respected Board of Director members, Dr. L.Compagno, Dr. M. Smale and Prof. C. Griffiths are recognised as leaders in their areas of research.
Education: AfriOceans has reached thousands of learners with exciting environmental education initiatives linked to the National Curriculum. Through programmes such as the AfriOceans Warriors, we educate and inspire the youth to take action for our oceans. We also partner with the City of Cape Town’s YES environmental school to provide ocean based education programmes for Blue Flag beaches, International Coastal Cleanup week and National Marine Week.
Awareness: AfriOceans is well known for its ability to create award winning awareness initiatives that reach millions of people worldwide. We did it with our Panda Award winning Rethink the Shark campaign, our Rethink the Predator campaign and our award winning film, Sharks in Deep Trouble. Through our multi-media approach, we strive to raise international awareness in the most compelling ways. Contact Details: Tel: 021 7827590 Email: email@example.com Web: www.aoca.org.za‘
ASPO-SA Association for the Study of Peak Oil
Guiding South Africa through peak oil to a sustainable future. ASPO-SA whose membership includes energy experts, conducts research into and creates awareness of the implications of global oil depletion (‘peak oil’) for South Africa. ASPO -SA was established in 2006 and constituted as a Section 21 company with the Vision to be the leading South African organisation that focuses on peak oil and its practical implications. ASPO-SA will achieve its vision through creating a public policy and grassroots awareness of peak oil in the context of sustainability, through Research, Advisory Services and Public Communications. ASPO-SA produces an excellent monthly e-newsletter which summarises the key debate about energy, economic and environmental issues of the day.
ASPO -SA is linked to ASPO International the foremost network of scientists, researchers and experts studying all aspects of global oil and gas depletion with affiliates in 26 countries around the world.
Awakening Intuition Network
Connecting like-minded people who share similar soulful interests. http://www.awakening-intuition.com Activities include Sunday Soulful Nature Walks – http://www.intuitionwalks.com/ The walks are intended to be of such a nature that we slow down and through our senses, experience some of the wonders that nature has to offer. The slowing down creates an opportunity for re-connection within. Not to mention seeing some of Cape Town’s magical spots. Contact Iain Macdonald on Tel: 072 3272840
Baboon Matters Trust
Phone: Jenni Trethowan on 021 783 2630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.baboonmatters.org.za
Cape Town Science Centre
t: 021 300 3200 • f: 086 519 7227
email@example.com • www.ctsc.org.za. Director: Julie Cleverdon
Free the Planet and Her People!
Earthlife Africa one of South Africa’s longest standing and leading environmental justice NGOs (founded in 1988), has a proud history of being of service to all in South Africa and globally, and have been successful in areas that include anti-Waste and pro-Zero Waste; anti-Nuclear but pro- Renewable Energy; anti-Toxic Chemicals and pro-Green chemistry; anti-Genetically Modified Food and pro- Organic Food; and many other areas, of concern to many. For more information and a membership form click on the link http://scenicsouth.co.za/earthlife-africa/
The Enviropaedia is a unique South African environmental publication containing an Environmental Encyclopaedia with fascinating Topics and thought leadership Articles, linked to a Networking Directory and an Eco-Logical Living Guide. The publication is available in hard copy and also free online at www.enviropaedia.com and www.eco-logicalliving.com.
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‘Gondwana Alive is a Section 21 Company based in Kommetjie. It has the mission of stemming the “Sixth Extinction” of life on Earth, and aims to restore biodiversity and improve the quality of human lives. Email Tracey Phillips or phone on 021 783 3939.
“The Save Our Seas Shark Centre provides a platform for international collaboration of all Save Our Seas Foundation projects focused on sharks and shark-like species. It does this through fostering relationships with other scientists, universities, organisations and governments that subscribe to its mission. It promotes by continuing to develop and encourage scientific research, along with global education and awareness projects that target the general public, fishers and, in particular, children.
The Shark Centre at Kalk Bay has four primary aims: Original scientific research, Education and awareness, Video and multimedia productions and Communication and marketing. Its mission statement is: “ to encourage awareness, protection, conservation and the sustainable use of sharks worldwide through research, education and awareness.” Click for more info.
Contact Heidi Thormählen at Heidi@saveourseas.co. Phone: 021 7886694
SOUTHERN AFRICAN FAITH COMMUNITIES’ ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE (SAFCEI)
SAFCEI aims to support all the major faiths in South Africa in realising their environmental objectives. Its purpose is to spread information about environmental and eco-justice issues and to assist faith communities to do something practical in response to these issues. Ph 021 701 8145. email@example.com www.safcei.org.za
Toadnuts (Leopard Toad Conservation)
ToadNUTS (Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers) is a Noordhoek based volunteer group. The toadnuts.co.za has included all volunteers around the Cape. The ToadNUTS website is updated all the time as toad movements news happens and is interactive with any members being able to contribute. For info phone ToadNUT co-ordinator Suzie on 082 476 1016 or call the Leopard Toad hotline on 082 516 3602 .
The www.westernleopardtoad.co.za is the official toad website of the Western Cape Leopard Toad Conservation committee
Western Cape Leopard Toad Conservation Committee was formed in 2007 by concerned scientists, conservationists and gov. representatives. Their focus is to to ensure factual information is distributed to the public and to oversee all activities associated with management of the species – research, monitoring and volunteer work. In the less developed days of the Southern Peninsula, a network of waterways provided a thriving habitat for the handsome toads. Increasing hard development and especially roads and boundary walls make it difficult for the toads, which are now endangered, to move from their summer homes in compost heaps, drain pipes and damps places in gardens to the rivers and wetlands where they breed in winter. In spite of their difficulties that they have surviving in our city. They are valuable natural `pest controllers’ and eat crickets, moths and worms. Their presence is an indication of a relatively pollution free environment. Leopard toads are most vulnerable in August when they cross busy roads to mate in local rivers and wetlands. During the breeding season when toads are most active, concerned citizens such as the Toad Nuts help with data collection, monitor toad traffic, and assist the toads across busy roads throughout the Southern Suburbs.
Transition Towns Africa
Promoting community resilience and self reliance for the coming changes. The Transition Town Initiative encourages a GO LOCAL, PRO-ACTIVE, COMMUNITY attitude as one of the best solutions for `dealing with future pressures.
The GO LOCAL Campaign
Grow Local – Develop local food security through gardens, community greenhouses & farm
Buy Local - Buy local and support local independently-owned businesses.
Eat Local- Support local restaurants especially ones who buy local produce & recycle.
Build Local- Use sustainable materials from as close as possible.
Employ Local- Use local labour where possible & create jobs wherever possible.
Conserve local- Get involved in conserving local natural resources in your town.
Local Energy- Be energy efficient & develop sustainable local renewable energy sources.
Local Water saving – Use grey water for flushing or gardening & use water efficiently.
Local Sharing- Share resources eg land, tools & skills with members of the community.
Local Currency- Encourage barter and trading and a less money dependent society. Join the Community Exchange and trade your skills, services and wares with other people.
Local Learning- Encourage everyone to teach what they know a greener planet.
“The energy behind “Whale Mark is their vision of the establishment of a world-class active Multipurpose Whaling and Marine Expo Museum, in Parow, comprising of the entire Living Sea Life under one African roof.” . The purpose formed Section 21 company aims to ensure that all South Africans benefit from research into our historic whaling and marine industry. With 10 Arts & Crafts workshops to create job opportunities, various marine courses and a host of other activities to brand will be conducted in collaboration with prospective partners and joint ventures in education and Skills Development. Office Tel 27 21 9300779 Fax: 27 21 0866226856 Mobile: 0834163062 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.whalemark.org.za
is a key environmental education and conservation NGO that has been actively working for 85 years to ensure environmental sustainability for current and future South African generations through responsive conservation action, innovative educational intervention and human capacity development that empowers people to make sustainable lifestyle and environmental management choices. WESSA addresses hands-on, the issues our planet is facing such as global climate change, the destruction of our natural resources, polluted and degraded water systems and biodiversity impacts. WESSA’s core mission is to promote public participation in caring for the Earth. If you would like to make a significant, ongoing difference to the environment in which we all live, join WESSA as a Member or join one of their active Friends Groups! For more information visit www.wessa.org.za (click on the Western Cape tab). Get Involved Today. The Cape Town Office is based in Kirstenhof at The Sanctuary. Office Phone: 021 7011397 / 8.
While You Were Sleeping
While You Were Sleeping is a Cape Town-based non-profit collective committed to bringing progressive, non-mainstream documentary films with important social and environmental messages to South African audiences. There are many very good documentary films that never make it onto the South African mainstream movie circuit – Bowling for Columbine and An Inconvenient Truth are among the rare exceptions. By bringing some of the lesser known, but equally incisive and riveting documentaries to Cape Town, we hope to raise the levels of awareness and activism in our communities.
All of our screenings are followed by a facilitated audience discussion which usually develops into a lively debate that allows for participation by individuals as well as organisations. Capetonians from all walks of life come to While You Were Sleeping events. We organise a film screening (usually one showing a day, on three successive days) once every couple of months or so. Most screenings take place at The Labia cinema in Orange Street, the only independent movie house in Cape Town. We are also deeply indebted to all of the movie makers who allow us to present their creations.
Check the events calendar for future film documentaries from While You Were Sleeping.