Open Letter / Press Release: Send Eskom to rehab for its coal addiction

On behalf of groundWork, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg is sharing their open letter regarding the international Public Eye Award: Dear friends, Eskom coal-fired power stations surround the home of Thomas Mnguni who lives with his two young children in the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa, experiencing daily the health impacts of Eskom’s coal addiction. South Africa’s energy utility supplies 90% of its electricity through its coal-fired power stations. The pollutants generated by coal combustion and the health impacts are severe, and it is those that are most vulnerable such as the …

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Alert: Civil society marches on Pollution Profiteers

Johannesburg, 16 July 2013 – Civil society organisations are going to answer Earthilfe Africa’s call for action on Tue, 6 August 2013. Activists are going to confront Anglo American with the dirty truths of its planned coal-fired power station in the Lephalale area in Limpopo Province. Participants are going to raise concerns about yet another coal-fired power station to be built further contributing to global climate change and threating local communities. The march is going to start at 9:00am from Pieter Roos Park. Check the issues: Why would Anglo American …

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Press Release: Global Movement Pushes for “Zero Waste” to Combat Climate Change

Earthlife Africa Jhb 6 December 2008, Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. As thousands of government officials, civil society advocates and other participants gather in Poznan, Poland to negotiate a new climate change treaty, a global alliance of public interest groups press for decisive steps to cut green house gas (GHG) emissions from dirty waste disposal practices. Groups united within the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), including the GreenHouse Project, Injiya ya Uri and Earthlife Africa, urge governments to adopt Zero Waste as an essential strategy to spur dramatic reduction …

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