eWASA News – 12 Nov 21




We Need Sustainable Grassroots Education

Courtesy of the Daily Maverick. \”It may be a school for three- to six-year-olds, but a KwaZulu-Natal eco-school is showing what can happen when a dash of green is added to everything you do.

Environmentally conscious learning has blossomed since Edmonds took the post of principal in 1992. Her own childhood, which moulded her love for the environment, inspires Edmonds to instil the same passion in her pupils.

As climate change is a relatively tricky topic for three- to six-year-olds to handle, the teachers turned the march into a family project. “There had to be a discussion as to what all that was about, so I felt each family could work together to put the poster together,” says Edmonds. The march was a great success; photos of the pupils and their posters were shared and the message of climate change awareness spread. The fact that these tenacious toddlers were able to grasp the concept of climate change ought to give one hope for the grown-ups attending COP26.\”  Read more here.



Shoppers Flock to Used Goods as Shelves of New Run Low Reports Bloomberg

The second-hand economy is going mainstream thanks in part to knotted global supply chains.

With shoppers facing shortages and delays for a lot of what’s new, they’re turning increasingly to used pre-owned alternatives. In Ireland, that’s causing used cars to sell for more than their initial purchase price. In Germany, visitors of the largest classifieds platform — used mainly to sell used furniture and electronics — was up 20% in March from a year earlier, a spokesperson for eBay Kleinanzeigen said.

In the U.S., three in four consumers surveyed by e-commerce site Mercari said they will likely buy used items this holiday season. That’s benefiting vintage shops like Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot in Washington, where sales are up 30% in the past few weeks. (For the full story, click here.)



Via Sky News: On today\’s Daily Climate Show we are at the COP26 summit in Glasgow on the penultimate day of negotiations, where Alok Sharma kicks off the closing ceremony. Plus, Sky\’s correspondents reveal the effects of climate change from Brazil to Madagascar.


Days to remember:

25 Nov-10 Dec: 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

1 Dec: World AIDS Day
5 Dec: International Volunteers Day
10 Dec: International Human Rights Day
16 Dec: Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)
25 Dec: Christmas Day
26 Dec: Day of Goodwill
27 Dec: Public Holiday (South Africa)

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