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Secret Gardener

As the cold mist rolls of the Atlantic, Cape Town’s guerilla gardeners come out to play, transforming every lamppost and fence on Tableview’s beach front into a mini floral kingdom.

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Showering for Glory

Do the Green Thing is back with a hilarious mini documentary about the forgotten sport of Short Sharp Showers.

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A Year of Open Source Living

Starting 1 August 2012, Berlin based filmmaker Sam Muirhead will ‘live’ Open Source for a year – that is without proprietary goods, “using and creating only Open Source solutions for every aspect of life, from cutting videos to chopping onions”!

In this ultimate DIY maker experiment, Sam will “be testing just how far the open source idea can go in real life” and giving us a glimpse of the future that Linus Torvalds (founder of Linux) imagined when he said “The future is open-source everything,”

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Women are Heroes

“once you start on the road to emancipation you have to keep going….

‘Women Are Heroes’ celebrates the heroism of women living through hardship and conflict. Created by French photographer and ‘urban artivist’ JR, Women Are Heroes is a powerful and provocative project that gives identity and a voice to the women of Africa, Brazil, India and Cambodia who are often victims of wartime, crime, assault, and political extremism.

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Future thinking Education – Elimu

Kenya is leading the way with a tech savvy solution that inspires primary school children to learn and changes the way we think about education.

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Cape Town creatives give back for Mandela Day

This Mandela Day Cape Town’s creative community from film makers to designers, gave their 67 minutes to helping transform their communities and build a better world.

Here is Green Renaissance’s Story

“Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for social justice. We are encouraged to give only 67 minutes of our time, taking responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time.

We noticed some broken benches along one of our favorite mountain paths, so the Green Renaissance team decided to use our 67 minutes to repair these. We live in a beautiful city, offering amazing opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in nature – now everyone can enjoy the view. Go Play.”

Design Indaba’s Story

“For Mandela Day 2012 Design Indaba joined creative forces with the Boundless Heart Foundation, Cecile & Boyd’s, Xanita, AM Cargo and architect Y Tsai to gift the community of Blikkiesdorp in Delft, outside Cape Town, with their very own library.”

Do the Green Thing

Exploring green culture from a fun, quirky angle, with the help of brilliant videos and inspiring stories from creative people and community members around the world, Green Thing focuses on seven things you can do to lead a greener life – and enjoy 

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Tribes to change the world

In this inspiring TED Talks, Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so, to go out and Tell a Story > Connect a Tribe >Lead a movement > Make a Change >

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Winning the Story Wars – The Myth Gap

Trying to get your message heard? Build an iconic brand?
Welcome to the battlefield.

The story wars are all around us. They are the struggle to be heard in a world of media noise and clamor. Today, most brand messages and mass appeals for causes are drowned out before they even reach us. But a few consistently break through the din, using the only tool that has ever moved minds and changed behavior—great stories.” (Amazon book review)

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The best commute

Monday Morning inspiration. Let’s make commuting a ride in the park – commuting in Cape Town could look a lot like this video if Table Mountain Park opened more of their jeep tracks and trails to bicycles! What do you think

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