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Compiled by Mariola Jakutowicz Fouché Resistance is Fertile Cape Town-based Green Guerrillas strives to put sustainable urban agriculture on the map by teaching the youth to grow organic food. Adults can learn how to generate compost at the working farm on the first Saturday morning of every month (workshops cost R450). Book to secure a slot. On The Ball Through adventure tourism, the Earth Ambassador Programme identifies and mentors young South Africans who will champion environmental issues. To help drive this project, you can sponsor a star (of which there are 12) on an e-Ball for R50. The ball can be filled with plastic waste and used for any game. Current Affair Car manufacturer Nissan turned over a new Leaf (or 10, actually) to Eskom as part of a three-year research project in which the energy parastatal will test the first commercially viable electric vehicles in SA. Eskom will measure their charging characteristics in order to design grid solutions and tariffs for e-mobility. Nissan created the multiple award-winning Leaf with its recyclable components to drive up to 200km before needing a recharge. This year Nissan is in the top five greenest brands, according to Interbrand’s third annual Best Global Green Brands report, a ranking based on the company’s environmental practices and customers’ perceptions. This article was originally featured in the October 2013 issue of House and Leisure.