An earth-friendly Diwali Dhamaka

Deepavali meaning a ‘series of light’, we say, is the triumph of good over evil and of right over wrong. Traditionally, this festival widely celebrated in India across communities, is a time of family bonding, conversations and thinking beyond oneself.

Lamps are lit, sweets made, shared and savored, gifts exchanged and relationships nurtured.

Earth-friendly Diwali Dhamaka

However over the recent years, this auspicious day has also turned out to be a strain on living standards. Rather than goodness prevailing, there are signs of distress on the things that we value – people, animals and the environment.

Use oil Diyas instead of candles 

Diyas can be re-used multiple times and are made from earth-friendly material.

Make your rangoli with flowers, natural colours or rice flour

Kolams or rangoli was a way of sharing our food and life with insects and birds.…

Hugo, the eco-friendly living entrepreneur, shares his passion

“Follow your passion, because if you don’t believe 100% in what you are doing, you won’t make it through the challenging times to get to the rewards…”

Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve, about three hours’ drive from Cape Town in the Little Karoo, is a self-contained biological and geological eco-system and home to a variety of fauna and flora.

Hugo La Grange-eco-friendly-entrepreneur

Hugo says “I’m the third generation of the La Grange family to work and live at Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve, and my interest and core passion lie in sustainability and eco-friendly living. The industry is taking a very positive turn towards more sustainable development and ever-growing technology and development keep this industry dynamic.”

Hugo, the eco-friendly living entrepreneur: Shares his passion for eco-friendly living.…

Eco Pools Trancript

Title: Transcript of Interview with Jerome Davis, Eco Pools
Presented by: Emmanuel van der Meulen
Guest Speaker: Jerome Davis
Date: 31st May 2017
Number of Speakers: 2
File Duration: 28:54
Transcriptionist: Jacqui Jonk

Links are at the end of the transcript.

Transcript Breakdown:
00:01 Introduction to Eco Pools
02:35 What is aquaculture?
02:54 What is the difference between Eco Pools and Conventional Pools?
07:01 Does an Eco Pool also address leaking?
09:31 How to maintain an Eco Pool?
10:58 Would avid gardeners enjoy Eco Pools?
11:12 If there are plants in the pool, how do I swim in it?
11:54 What sort of relationship exists between the plant and clear water divide?
13:45 Can we use our existing pool pump for the Eco Pool or do you have a specific pump for Eco Pools?