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Thinking it through is the new cool =)

July 25, 2011

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What if it was ‘in’ to give a shit? Well I’m telling you it is. What if you were respected for giving a damn? Well I’m telling you you could be!! On that note, check out this site: http://www.giveashit.org/ and if that link doesnt work, check out Urban Guerilla’s blog post on them: http://urbanguerillaza.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/do-you-give-a-shit/

Why I believe in Fair Trade

July 25, 2011

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At a ZeroWaste conference I attended last year a speaker was talking about the lack of precautions around the use of pesticides by local farm workers, as well as education on how toxic it is to human health. Afterwards a lady in the crowd raised her hand and then stood up, only to announce that […]

The Green Police rhyme

July 12, 2011

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This is so cool! Like a Roald Dahl/Dr Seus rhyme! LOVE IT! ‘Before you go and have a pee, wait a minute and listen to me! We’re here in the contry on Michaels farm, and emptying bladders can cause much harm! So please can you pee in the proper place! Even if you’re off your […]

‘Jou ma se bill’ – a protest experience, 2010

July 2, 2011

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‘Viva viva the people!’ screams the man on the microphone. ‘Viva!’ responds the crowd. A song is busy being sung in Xhosa that translates to ‘why are you scared?’ ‘Amandla!’ enthuses the speaker, standing on a platform on the back of a truck. ‘Awe to!’ scream the mob that mills around him. CPUT was swarming […]

Urban Guerilla chalk activation for ‘Name your Hood’ – 1 July 2011

July 1, 2011

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(Tasmin and Adin kick some pavements arse on Long Street) Today was a prettty epic day for me. We met in the courtyard of Cape Town train station, a handful of smiling punks with big dreams. ‘Name your Hood’, the campaign we were activating via chalk medium that day, is about encouraging the public to […]