TAG: Forest destruction

Firewood – Paying the Price

Selling Firewood in Africa

In principle there is absolutely nothing wrong with earning a living from the offerings of our natural environment. After all, the environment is there for human sustenance and enjoyment. That is why it is very important to strike a balance when interacting with nature, we must always strive to give to it as much as we take from it. The protection of the symbiotic relationship we have with the environment is the only way we can ensure that all the beauty that is around us will be there for future generations. In Swaziland, it has become customary for a lot of low income extra-urban… read more

Going Paperless

Going paperless

The paperless office has long been a pipe dream but in the digital era it’s not only possible, it’s easy. So now is the time to decrease clutter and more importantly the destruction of our forests by going paperless. Here are some tips to get you started on the path to paperlessness: Get rid of post-it-notes (or sticky’s). Use your calendar or note section of your phone or computer to record your notes and reminders. Reduce unnecessary postal mail. Place a “no junk mail” sign on your letterbox. Subscribe to newsletters online, rather than receiving them in the mail. Notify… read more