EARTH: 'Live simply, so people can simply live’

2008-02-12 00:00

At a workshop on climate change at Tembelethu yesterday are Alice Thomson, Sandile Nduwande and Wally Menne. Thomson, of Earthlife Africa, said: ‘You have got to live simply so that people can simply live’.

The workshop was held to discuss ways to mitigate climate change, which will have a huge effect on southern Africa, speakers said. Menne, chairman of Timberwatch and the SA Climate Action Network, explained that due to global warming, our climate is changing, which is having a negative impact on humanity, agriculture and animals.

He said the government is not implementing strategies to slow down the process. Nduwande, from green network groundWork, said their main aim is focused at getting municipalities and governments to make changes to practical things like building houses that are environmentally friendly.

‘It’s hard and it’s going to take time but we have to have a passion to make these changes happen,’ he said.

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