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Go gather – Nettle Soup

Go Gather is a series of short films by Green Renaissance, aimed at inspiring people to source food sustainably from nature.

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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.”

A Mighty Purpose

This dramatic video by Green Renaissance digs deep into the mind of the activist and calls on everyone to stand up for what they believe in.

Support the Protect Chapmans’ Peak Campaign. Your voice matters.

Coffee with a Difference

Are you a coffee addict? This video by Green Renaissance features Woolworth’s 100% African-grown organic Fairtrade coffee. Fairtrade is a globally recognised and trusted ethical certification system that ensures decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers who produce the coffee… now that’s a truly good cuppa coffee.

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Flying Rhinos

Dramatic film from Green renaissance about the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project where 19 of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province. A relatively new capture technique was used to airlift some of the rhinos out of difficult or inaccessible areas by helicopter.

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The Soil is a Diamond

“The bread is in the soil, the food is in the soil. The soil is a diamond” says Christina Kaba, Abalimi’s Field Operations Manager. Kaba has dedicated the past 21 years of her life to empowering the people of the Cape Flats to provide for themselves. Her simple love for all things green and living has inspired the creation of lush green pockets of land scattered amongst a sprawling collection of houses and shacks on the Cape Flats. Today nearly 3000 Cape Flats families benefit directly from this innovative organic vegetable farming project Abalimi Bezekhaya.

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282 Crosses: Stop the Killing

On World Rhino Day the Green Renaissance team, together with a few passionate volunteers made and erected 282 wooden crosses along Sea Point promenade in Cape Town to symbolize the rhinos killed this year in South Africa.

When you have to make this many crosses you realize just how many rhinos have been killed, and walking through the crosses one fully understands the plight of our rhinos.

One rhino killed is one rhino too many.

 

Mapungubwe Belongs to All of Us

Abraham Ramonwana, head guide at Tuli Safari Lodge says: “if a mine develops in South Africa, it’s also going to affect Botswana and Zimbabwe”. Abraham, like many others, believes that the Mapungubwe region should be preserved and protected from the impacts of infrastructural development, and allowed to remain pristine for generations to come – “mining and industry is a short term plan, tourism is a long-term plan.”

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David Kramer – Fracking is not an Option

David Kramer is the much-loved son of the Karoo – he has shaped his musical career around the rich stories of the unique Karoo landscapes and characters, and presents for the first time on film his new anti-fracking song. David believes that the cultural fabric of the Karoo is at threat if mining goes ahead. Click Read More to see the other episodes.

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Flying with Vultures – Path into the Future

Two Paragliders have a life changing experience when they fly with the threatened Cape Vulture and discover the wealth of knowledge and freedom that these birds can pass on the the human race…

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