TRANSITION SERIES OVERVIEW
As Political theorist John Schaar once said: “the future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating”…
EPISODE #1: A RENEWABLE FUTURE
In this episode the The Project 90 team travel to Goedgedacht farm, near Riebeek Kasteel, to help power this community project with solar energy. Goedgedacht is an African based charity that is making a real difference in the two areas most critical to the future of all of us ……helping children to escape poverty and caring for the environment.
EPISODE #2: SOLAR CONNECTION
At the Durban Botanical Gardens two, 2.1 kW solar photovoltaic arrays are installed to run the visitors centre. They use state of the art technology to track the sun throughout the day, mimicking a plant’s leaves and demonstrating how natural systems can help us find solutions for a clean energy future.
EPISODE #3: FIRST LIGHT
In South Africa the are over 2,5 million households without electricity. First Light – takes a look at a Rural Solar Initiative in KZN South Africa, where 50 impoverished households are fitted with solar lights, many of them receiving electricity for the very first time.
EPISODE #4: RUNNING ON WATER
From as early as the 19th Century, Reichenau Mission in KZN, South Africa, was literally running on water – using hydropower to run its Mill and generate electricity. In 2011 with the help of funders, Project 90 by 2030; volunteers and the SA Airforce the hydro electric system was restored – enabling Reichenau to regain a piece of its sustainable heritage and take the first steps towards a greener future.
EPISODE #5: A HEAP OF ENERGY
The Johannesburg Zoo is taking their commitment to the environment to the next level and actively greening their operations – demonstrating how smart energy solutions like solar powered golf carts and bio-digestors (which turn food and animal waste into energy), can provide us with a heap of free, clean energy.
EPISODE #6: SEA CHANGE
The Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, is passionate about inspiring in its visitors a love of and respect for the oceans and educating them about the issues of climate change and pollution. In 2011, together with Project 90 x 2030 they embarked on a truly ground breaking project – to become a green energy demonstration site and install the first grid tied wind and solar PV system in the City of Cape Town. This project is set to change the way we view energy generation and hopefully lead the way for similar green energy projects in the city.