Tag Archives: environment

Water Rhapsody: Helping you to help the planet

Environmental Facts You Should Be Aware Of

So many people are a little clueless about the environment. Here, have some “fun facts” and soak up the knowledge. The amount of oxygen produced by an acre of trees per year equals the amount consumed by 18 people annually. One tree produces nearly 118kg of oxygen each year. It takes 500,000 trees to publish the NY Sunday Times – every week! Recycling a single run of this newspaper would save 75,000 trees. To date, only 12% of boreal forest is protected around the globe — and over 30% has already been designated for […]

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Saving the environment, saving money

Environmental and Money Saving Methods

In today’s global economy, money is pretty tight for all of us. Whether you run your own business, work for someone else, study,  work for your kids, whatever the case may be, you need to watch your wallet. Additionally, we need to pay more and more attention to the environment. Going green in business or at home doesn’t necessarily mean paying a fortune for solar power or whatever else (although that doesn’t cost a fortune these days and is still highly recommended). Here are some simple GREEN ways to save […]

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Water Rhapsody is encouraging you to save the earth

Why we need to save the planet…

Environmental issues are popping up all over the place. Obviously, the biggest problem lining the walls of the internet these days is climate change. It is highly talked about. And it deserves its talked-about status. It may spell the end of the world for the human race, one day. Other huge issue is waste management. What do we do with all the rubbish that continues to accumulate, year after year. The amount of trash that is building up in landfills and every inch of the ocean. Learn to recycle your […]

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reduce your use before its too late

Carbon Tax For SA: 2015

On Monday the 11th of March, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan announced that the introduction of carbon tax in South Africa will commence on 1 January 2015. On Thursday 7 March in the National Assembly, Gordhan presented the 2013 National Budget and claimed that carbon tax will be set at a rate of R120 per ton of CO2. A tax-free freedom verge of 60% will be set to lessen the blow of the tax, with added allowances for intense emissions and trade-expose industries, he said. Next month, the National […]

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Carte Blanche story on Acid Mine Drainage

For those of you like me that missed Sunday’s Carte Blanche story on Acid Mine Drainage, herewith the transcript as recorded on Water Rhapsody franchisee Donovan Reid’s site : A bitter paradox is unfolding in the economic heartland of South Africa: we’re short of water to drink; we are also running out of gold. Yet, as the sun sets on the gold industry, the waters beneath her commercial capital are rising. Bongani Bingwa (Carte Blanche presenter): ‘It’s a thought almost too bizarre to contemplate. But, if nothing is done, from […]

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S.Africa looks to sea to meet growing water demand

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa will increasingly use desalinated seawater to meet growing demand for drinking water in coastal towns facing the worst drought in 150 years, the country’s water minister said on Thursday. South Africa is a water-scarce country with an average rainfall of 450 millimetres — compared to a world average of 860 mm — and conditions are expected to worsen as a result of global climate warming. “South Africa has a boundary consisting of approximately 3,000 kilometres of sea water, and this water is presently unusable […]

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