With the roll-out of major renewable energy, green building and sustainable
transport projects in 2013, South Africa is steadily becoming a leading green
To highlight the actions and interventions of thought leaders, policy
makers, practitioners and producers within the country and beyond, alive2green
will once again host Sustainability Week from 17 – 19 June 2014 at the CSIR
International Convention Centre in Pretoria – undoubtedly the highlight of the
annual environmental calendar. The event
offers various opportunities for investors, businesses and consumers to learn,
share, and ultimately help improve environmental and economic performance.
Green Building Conference 2014
Join international thought leaders such as Dr Elizabeth Farrelly from the
Sydney Morning Herald, and built environment designer Alberto Kalach from
Mexico City, along with a host of leading South African green building experts,
who will share knowledge and best practice ideas. Green Building 2014 will
feature Master Classes, technologies and materials, as well as case studies of
Sustainable Energy Seminar 2014
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy are fast converging into one bold new
field – smart energy. This seminar will explore the idea that every effort
should be made to redesign and reconfigure processes to be more energy
efficient and reduce peak demand.
Sustainable Transport & Mobility
Marine pollution, tail pipe emissions, profound degradation of secondary
roads and high road accident fatalities are the most obvious signs that our
transport sector is not operating in a sustainable manner. South African cities
are designed around the car, with massive environmental and social impact. At
this seminar, local and international experts discuss mechanisms to make public
and non-motorised transport more attractive to South African commuters.
The Sustainable Water Resource
Water is becoming an ever-decreasing resource in South Africa. At this
seminar, leading experts present the latest water efficiency technologies and
best practice solutions. Halting the depletion of existing water resources by
cutting wastage and pollution, and finding solutions to silting of dams and
algal build up are key strategies that will be explored.
Green Business Seminar 2014
Market forces are such a powerful driver of ingenuity and innovation that
they have created the modern world with all its wonders, and all its terrors.
How do we harness the market to a significantly greater degree to drive South
Africa towards a green economy? This is the key question the Green Business
Seminar will seek to answer.
Vision Zero Waste Conference 2014
South Africa is experiencing a waste explosion. Our landfills are
over-flowing and still we continue to produce and dispose of more and more waste.
The Vision Zero Waste Seminar, in partnership with the National Recycling
Forum, will invite leading industry, government and related NGO executives to
report back on actions and initiatives. The session will grapple with
strategies required to achieve a stepped-up level of recycling in South Africa.
Responsible and Sustainable Tourism
South Africa is regarded internationally as a leader in the area of
Responsible Tourism – a term coined 11 years ago in a document called The Cape
Town Declaration. The government has a dedicated division focused purely on
advancing the uptake of responsible tourism. At this seminar, experts will
discuss ways to increase uptake and maximise opportunities within the Tourism
As the threat of climate change grows and rainfall patterns are affected,
the question of food security becomes a very real concern. This seminar invites
thought leaders and experts in the field of food security and agriculture to
discuss these issues and to contribute to the formulation of the best course
for South Africa.
Sustainability Week takes place at the CSIR ICC from 17 to 19 June 2014.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call Wadoeda Brenner on 021
477 4733 or e-mail [email protected]
For more information on Sustainability Week, visit www.sustainabilityweek.co.za.