Green Living

The environmentally friendly homes of Atelier Koé
Architecture and design firm Atelier Koé specialise in earth-friendly, off-the-grid homes
meet the 30th corobrik architectural student of the year
Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal wins the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awards
eat green and choose fish sustainably
Choose fish sustainably and preserve our valuable marine environment
how to garden sustainably
Expert advice on how to garden sustainably by choosing water-efficient plants
A cup with a conscience
Meet the hippest reusable takeaway coffee cup on the market
Sure, we may be passionate about our coffee, but it often comes in a take-away cup that we grab on the way to work, without giving much thought to where that cup will go – which is on a rubbish dump. More than 100 billion single-use coffee cups worldwide are discarded each year and end up as landfill. Concerned about this uns
5 Misconceptions about Green Homes
Architect Christiaan van Aswegen debunks some of the myths around sustainable buildings
Ride in an electric car
The UberGreen pilot project comes to Cape Town
Eat Your Utensils
Edible cutlery might be the future
Save water, make beer
Water conservation isn't the only action we can take
Fly Off The Grid
Meet SA's first solar-powered airport
It’s no great secret that in warm South Africa, the sun is now a far more reliable source of energy than Eskom. We’ve seen a number of homes and businesses begin to capitalise on this little fact since load shedding became the norm in 2015, but few developments have been as significant as the recent launch of a solar power plant at George Airport on the Garden Route. The establishment of this farm purportedly makes the airport the first in Africa to be powered in part by the sun and shows a concerted effort to embrace photovoltaic technology to address the very real energy crisis plaguing the country. The 3000 panels t