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  • The Journey - Green Renaissance

    It’s been an incredible year. To all the organisations and people who have worked, collaborated and supported us – thank you.

    We are very excited about building on what we believe is the start of a long journey together.

  • Flying Rhinos

    The seventh black rhino population established by the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project was recently released after an epic 1,500 kilometre trip across the country. 19 of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province.

    The WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project aims to increase the range and numbers of black rhino in South Africa, and has created seven significant black rhino populations in eight years. Close to 120 black rhino have been translocated to date.

    http://www.wwf.org.za

  • The Collector

    While browsing for old Nikon lenses in antique stores in Long Street, Green Renaissance met The Collector – a man with a real passion for cameras. He has built up a collection of more than 1000 cameras over the years. We were lucky enough for him to invite us to his home (not open to the public) to view his impressive collection. He reaffirmed how important it is to do what you love.

    Film Tip/Trick: Always be prepared to film – in this case, upon meeting him, we went directly to his home to spend two hours filming. Also, when interviewing, purposefully create pauses between your questions – this allows you to capture the awkward, real moments that occur between answers from your character.

    CAMERA USED
    Nikon D800 DSLR

    LENSES
    Nikkor 85mm AF0S f/1.4G
    Nikkor 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
    Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G

    MEMORY CARD
    Lexar Professional

  • Go Gather - Chestnuts

  • Namaqua Pride

  • Wood & Design

  • Freedom in Design

    There is great freedom in sustainable design. Not only does design bring us beautiful and inspirational content, it also connects people.

    Be Inspired.

  • Urban Beekeeping

    Honey from urban beekeeping produces a healthier quality of honey compared to honey from mass agricultural sources. A passionate urban beekeeping couple shares their experience with us.

  • The Mushroom Guy

    We have always collected mushrooms from forests, but we have never tried growing them ourselves. At the recent Be Inspired talk held in Cape Town, Gary ‘The Mushroom Guy’ explained how easy it is to grow your own Shiitake mushrooms at home, and more surprisingly, told us about how eating these mushrooms has had a positive impact on his health.

  • Eco Swimming Pool

    There is no better feeling than swimming in a pure, clean mountain stream. We recently learnt that you can create a similar experience at home in your own garden – convert your chlorine or salt water pool into an eco pool.

    By circulating the water through an ecosystem of plants, it is kept sparklingly clean – you don’t need any chemicals to maintain it. The end result is a vibrant, flourishing ecosystem that invites butterflies, dragonflies and even frogs and birds back into your garden. Bring nature back to your pool!

  • Hanging Plants

  • Surrender to Swimming

    While driving along the road as the sun was rising, we noticed how many people were taking an early morning swim in tidal pools. We wanted to capture this idea, hoping to inspire others to go out and explore the many tidal pools across our beautiful coastline.

    Film Tip/Trick: We adopted a voyeuristic approach, filming people just going about their daily life. For this, we made use of long lenses (200-400mm), keeping our distance and allowing authentic images to be captured. Unlike our other films, we decided not to focus on a single character to tell the story, but rather chose a piece of music whose lyrics and tempo matched the mood and feeling of our images.

    Camera: Nikon D800 DSLR
    Lenses:
    Nikkor 200-400mm
    Nikkor 50mm
    Nikkor 14-24mm
    Memory Card: Lexar Professional

  • GoPro Behind the Scenes with Green Renaissance Filming for WWF

    On a recent job for WWF, the Green Renaissance team were asked to capture the moving of Black Rhinos for the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. GoPro kindly loaned the Green Renaissance team a few sets of cameras for this project and this allowed us to get some unique footage.
    Ordinarily the Green Renaissance team films on Nikon DSLR cameras, but when necessary we use GoPros to get images we ordinarily could not get.
    Thank you GoPro and Nikon for your support.

  • Find Love in Nature

    Change your perspective. Open yourself to the beauty of nature. Fall in love.

    Film Tip/Trick:

    Green Renaissance spent an afternoon experimenting with bokeh videography. Bokeh is the blur, or aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. We cut heart shapes out of a piece of black plastic sheet and cardboard, and played around with placing this either on the front or back element of the lens. We found that placing the cut out heart shape on the back element allowed for a sharper image. The result is that any out of focus elements read as hearts.

  • Lemons, A Home Made Surface Cleaner

  • Real Vitamin Water in a Jar

  • Home Made Berry Smoothie

  • The Obsession

  • Recycled Tyres - Artichoke Love

    We recycled old tyres, converted an old tennis court and planted tasty artichokes with love.
    Here is a simple and easy way to cook and enjoy artichokes.

    CAMERA USED:
    Nikon D800 DSLR

  • Go Gather - Little Waterflowers

    Go Gather is a series of short films, aimed at inspiring people to source
    food sustainably from nature.

  • A Discovery of Tomatoes

    Green Renaissance recently spent half an hour with Frikkie as he explains just why he is so passionate about tomatoes.

    CAMERA USED:
    Nikon D800 DSLR

    LENSES:
    Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G

  • Go Volunteer - Soup Kitchen

    We spent 2 hours helping care volunteering at a soup kitchen.

  • Go Volunteer - Penguins

    We spent 2 hours helping care for Penguins at SANCCOB. SANCCOB really need volunteers to help them especially during the festive season.

    To get involved visit sanccob.co.za

  • Go Volunteer - Animal Care

    We spent 2 hours helping care for animals at our local SPCA.

    To get involved visit spca-ct.co.za

  • Go Volunteer - Community Garden

  • 12.12.12 - What would you do in 12 hours?

    12.12.12 Is the last sequential date any of us will ever see.
    What if this was your last day? What would you do in 12 hours?

    We shared these 12 moments in 12 hours in and around the city of Cape Town on 12.12.12

  • Vultures Chose Me - Kerri Wolter

    South African vultures are in serious trouble, especially the Cape Vulture, which is critically endangered, with only 2900 breeding pairs remaining. In this film, conservationist Kerri Wolter from Vulpro NGO gets a rare chance to paraglide with these endangered birds, and demonstrates her passion for ensuring their continued survival.

    This film was made possible by the Mazda Wildlife Fund, which currently supports over 20 non-governmental and non-profit projects.

  • The Family Board

    Follow one of Africa’s first surfboards as it makes a journey of trust across the globe.

  • Listen to Your Body

    “Be aware of what you eating, we don’t always listen to our bodies.” – Skye

    Green Renaissance spent an hour with Skye an organics farmer in Cape Town. Farmers like Skye inspire us to change the way we live and eat.

    Filmed on a Nikon D600 with old 50mm lens and a Nikkor 70-200mm F2,8 lens

  • Go Gather - Nettles

    Go Gather is a series of short films, aimed at inspiring people to source food sustainably from nature.

    Nettles are often view as just a prickly weed, but in fact they are a great source of protein, and hold high amounts of vitamins, iron, calcium, potassium and zinc. They help to detoxify the body and keep your hair and skin healthy. To make a nutritious nettle soup – Pick, Cook, Pour, Blend, Enjoy!

    To view another in our Go Gather series, check out Go Gather Mussels.

  • The Muscian

    In nature there is a deep sense of peace. This musician connects that peace with the stillness he experiences when he plays the didgeridoo

  • Go Plant - Spekboom

  • Help Yourself, Help Nature

    By understanding how our behavior affects our bodies, we are able to understand the affect our actions have on nature.

    Gunter Pauli will be one of the many speakers at the Sustain Our Africa 2012 Conference held in Cape Town from 24-26 October.

  • Highway Memorial

    312 Rhinos have been killed during the first seven months of 2012. Frustrated by the rampant poaching of South Africa’s rhinos, the Green Renaissance team wanted to generate awareness for this cause.

    Armed with steel wire scrubbing brushes, and cut out stencils, we created reverse graffiti images along the side of the N2 highway, near the Cape Town Airport. A total of 312 crosses were scrubbed – each cross a mark for one rhino killed. This activation will be an evolving reminder, updated monthly to raise awareness for the plight of Rhinos.

  • Elephant Slaughter

    In early 2012, a heavily-armed band of foreign poachers slaughtered over 300 elephants for their ivory in Bouba N’Djida National Park. Since the incident Cameroon has increased protection at its park and announced plans to hire 2,500 new rangers to be deployed across the country.

    Help us end wildlife crime: panda.org/wildlifecrime

  • Go Play - Clean Up

    Today the Green Renaissance team made our beautiful city just a little bit cleaner for the next picnic.
    Go Play. Be inspired by Nature

    Here are other short films in our Go Play series: Go Play Benches, Go Play Trains, Go Play Swings

  • Dale Steyn - One Small Change

    Dale Steyn‘s on-field fiery aggression is tempered by a quieter passion off the field. He offers nature a respect he tends to refuse batsmen. The African bushveld is his refuge, a place to escape the scatter flash of being the world’s number one ranked test bowler.

    Sadly mankind’s impact on the planet is far more difficult to control than the flight of a cricket ball, but Dale is still optimistic that we can make a positive impact on our environment. By nurturing constructive environmental habits, no matter how small, we can all contribute to conserving the places we hold precious.

  • Go Play - Benches

    18 July is Mandela Day – a day on which we celebrate the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, and the ability to make an impact. Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for social justice. We are encouraged to give only 67 minutes of our time, taking responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time.

    We noticed some broken benches along one of our favorite mountain paths, so the Green Renaissance team decided to use our 67 minutes to repair these. We live in a beautiful city, offering amazing opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in nature – now everyone can enjoy the view. Go Play.

  • Go Play - Trains

    Green Renaissance set out on a journey of Cape Town using the public transport system. We had fun in our beautiful city and kept our carbon footprint to the minimum.

  • A Mighty Purpose

    Your voice matters. Standing up for what you believe is right where ever you are in the world.

    If you are in Cape Town join the protest march this weekend. Meet at the Hout Bay beach parking lot at 11h00 on Sunday (May 20th).

    facebook.com/ProtectChappies

  • Go Gather - Mussels

    Go Gather is a Green Renaissance project which we film for fun in our free time.

    Our aim with this series of short films is to inspire people to, where possible, gather food sustainably from nature.

    Hope you enjoy and don’t be afraid to tell us what you think.

  • Coffee with a difference

    To us, sustainability isn’t just about caring for the planet — it’s about caring for people too.

    At Woolworth we’re pleased to say that the 100% African-grown organic coffee sold in our cafés now comes with an added ingredient: a fair deal for the people who produce it — certified by Fairtrade, the most recognised and trusted ethical certification system in the world. Fairtrade actively tackles poverty and empowers small-scale farmers to make sure that communities and groups — like the more than 60 000 farmers in Tanzania and Ethiopia who grow our organic coffee– get a fair return for their work by:

    • Ensuring better trading, working and living conditions
    • Providing additional income for community development projects
    • Supporting sustainable production and protection of the environment

    We like to look at it this way: coffee grown by people who get a fair deal for their hard work must not only taste better, but makes you feel better too.

  • Tracks of Giants

    Following ancient African elephant migration paths, Tracks of Giants, is a 5 month west to east journey connecting major conservation nodes to promote a greater awareness of conservation, human community and leadership issues relevant to southern Africa, and applicable to many areas of the world. The journey aims to rekindle the rapidly declining indigenous knowledge base of the human – animal interface, and indigenous solutions to conservation challenges and issues.

  • Sustain our Africa

    The Sustain our Africa Change Manifesto.
    We can all be Change Agents.

  • Turtles - "Something you won't forget"

  • Come Play

    Today we put up swings in our city.

    Come play.

  • Wine that Doesn’t Cost the Earth

    De Wet Lategan supplies wine to Woolworths. He is committed to preserving his estate’s natural resources for generations to come. This is his story.

    Award-winning winemaker De Wet Lategan feels a natural connection to the land, and understands that the health of the soil influences the growth of the grapes, and the quality of the wine produced on his farm, Bergsig. Situated in the Slanghoek Valley, Bergsig is part of the WWF’s Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, which is dedicated to protecting the Cape Floral Kingdom’s abundant variety of indigenous plants while encouraging wine producers to farm sustainably.

    Bergsig is also the first wine farm to be a part of Woolworths sustainable agricultural initiative called Farming for the Future.

  • Young Professionals - Table Mountain Fund

    The Table Mountain Fund is changing the face of conservation in South Africa by building a diverse, skilled and motivated force of young professionals. The placements of these young professionals, have allowed each of them a unique and incredibly valuable opportunity to nurture their talent.

    This short film follows the story of the passionate Phindile Mangwana who currently is part of the Table Mountain Fund young professional program at WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa).

  • Orphaned Rhino Calf Succumbs

    The orphaned rhino calf, named Tanner 2, that survived the horrific poaching incident last month at Shamwari Game Reserve, unfortunately died yesterday.

    Please help stop Rhino Poaching by supporting the Wilderness Foundationwww.wildernessfoundation.co.za.

  • 11.11.11 - Day Calls You

    A film shot and edited in 11 hours on 11.11.11 in Cape Town South Africa – for the One Day on Earth campaign – in an effort to help tell the World’s story.

    onedayonearth.org

  • Hold De Beers Accountable

    Community’s Urgent plea to hold De Beers accountable before mine sale: The imminent sale of De Beers’ diamond mining operations on the Cape West Coast must be halted until full disclosure and proper consultation with all affected parties has taken place, says the community of Hondeklipbaai.

    This short film will highlight the appalling damage done to the area over 80 years of open-cast and surf-zone diamond mining operations.

    Community members are not convinced that the land will be rehabilited if the sale is approved.

  • Save Rhinos from Extinction

    The distressing killing of rhino seem to have captured the attention of South Africans who have voiced strong opposition to their unnecessary slaughter. However, many people still feel helpless, and unable to do something small to make a difference.

    Woolworths has made it simple. By buying a “rhino” reusable bag you can raise funds that will contribute to conservation efforts throughout the country and help save the rhinos from extinction. To date, the reusable bags have raised over R700 000.

    This initiative is supported by: Woolworths, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), The MyPlanet programme, Green Renaissance.

  • 282 Crosses: Stop the Rhino Killing

    On World Rhino Day the Green Renaissance team, together with a few passionate volunteers, made and erected 282 wooden crosses at Sea Point in Cape Town to symbolize the rhinos killed this year in South Africa.

    When you have to make this many crosses you realize just how many Rhinos have been killed, and walking through the installation of crosses, one can start to fully appreciate the plight of our rhinos.

    One rhino killed is one rhino too many.

  • I will Die for Water

    Oom Johannes and Antoinette Pienaar are the “Shamans” of the Karoo – they live in total isolation, hunting and gathering as their ancestors once did. They are respected traditional healers, using rare herbs they find in the mountains to treat people from far and wide. The believe that the healing spirit of the Karoo will be damaged by mining, and that South Africa will then loose a great natural healing power.

    Fracking is not an option.

    For more information visit Treasure the Karoo Action Group.

  • Mining will Offend our Ancestors

    Vele “Christopher” Neluvhalani believes that on a fundamental level that people have always been connected to the earth, visible by the traces they leave behind, like the ancient rock art on the sandstone outcrops in Mapungubwe.

    “Once we tamper with Mapungubwe we will be tampering with the past,” says Neluvhalani, who feels that the ties we have to our ancient places like Mapungubwe compel us to prevent them from being compromised, and that “everyone in South Africa should be united to help preserve Mapungubwe”.

    Save Mapungubwe – www.savepamungubwe.org.za

  • Mining Will Destroy Life's Balance

    Vanessa Bristow is well acquainted with the traces that ancient life has left behind. She feels that at Mapungubwe there is an overwhelming sense of “enormous history, and evidence of how time has “carved its way” through the landscape. However, the recent announcement that authorisation has been given to an Australian company called CoAL to construct an open-cast mine just outside of the boundaries of this conservation area will affect this fragile natural harmony.

    To Bristow, without these pristine wilderness areas, “the world would be a much sadder place.” Bristow, like many others, believes that Mapungubwe should be preserved and protected from infrastructural development, and allowed to remain pristine for future generations to come, because as she says, “if we lose this battle, there’s nothing left, for anybody.”

    Save Mapungubwe – www.savepamungubwe.org.za

  • Mapungubwe Belongs to All of Us

    Abraham Ramonwana, head guide at Tuli Safari Lodge says: “if a mine develops in South Africa, it’s also going to affect Botswana and Zimbabwe”.

    The authorisation given to an Australian company called Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) to construct an open-cast coal mine, called the Vele Colliery, just outside of the boundaries of the Mapungubwe National Park will affect this fragile natural harmony.

    To Abraham, “mining and industry is a short term plan, tourism is a long-term plan.” Abraham, like many others, believes that the Mapungubwe region should be preserved and protected from the impacts of infrastructural development, and allowed to remain pristine for generations to come.

    Save Mapungubwe – www.savepamungubwe.org.za

  • Rhinos are Critically Endangered

    The critically endangered black rhino continued to expand into its historical range when a founder population of 13 animals was released on to a new home in Limpopo province recently. The animals form the sixth founder population created through the WWF/ Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Black Rhino Range Expansion Project.

    The recent surge in rhino poaching underlines the importance of conservation initiatives like the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. 98 black rhino have been translocated through the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project so far, and at least 26 calves have been born on project sites. One site already has 11 calves, and 10 calves have been born in 2010.

    The Black Rhino Range Expansion Project is a partnership between WWF and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, and is supported by the Mazda Wildlife Fund.

    This short film was made possible by funding from Mazda. Driven by the spirit of commitment Mazda reach out far beyond their vehicles, showrooms and factories, by nurturing South Africa’s wildlife through the Mazda Wildlife Fund. This year Mazda has decided to take their commitment a step further by creating media content that profiles organizations to help generate awareness and support around the admirable work that they are doing.

  • Water is the Lifeblood of the Country - Fox Ledeboer

    Fox Ledeboer is the unofficial “water bailiff” of the Gamkapoort Dam in the Karoo. He has lived alone on this beautiful, remote dam for 18 years, slowly coming to terms with personal crisis. He understands intimately the healing power of the Karoo and how critical water is to life, especially in the desert. Fox worries that fracking related pollution in the ancient aquifers will have a devastating impact on life in the desert and beyond.

  • Zululand Nile Crocodile Research Project

    Nile Crocodiles are important indicators of ecosystem health and predators within a variety of aquatic habitats. Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) are classified as threatened. Considered as keystone species in aquatic environments, the Nile Crocodile population in Southern Africa had seen a marked rise in numbers since their near demise in the 1960’s due to over-exploitation and uncontrolled hunting. However, the population of Nile Crocodiles in South Africa faces new threats that could once again lead to a drastic decrease in their numbers, such as disease, pollution and habitat degradation.

    This short film was made possible by funding from Mazda.

    Driven by the spirit of commitment Mazda reach out far beyond our vehicles, showrooms and factories, by nurturing our nation’s wildlife through the Mazda Wildlife Fund. Currently Mazda Wildlife Fund supports 30 non-government and non-profit organization projects with 30 vehicles, covering aspect of conservation, research and environmental education. In 2011 Mazda have decided to take this commitment a step further by creating media content that profiles environmental organizations to help generate awareness and support around the admirable work that they are doing.

  • Children have the Magic in them

    The WESSA/WWF eco-schools programme is an innovative curriculum-based environmental education initiative supported by the national education department. It was launched in South Africa in 2003 to teach future generations about conservation and how it improves all of our lives.

    Eco-schools is an internationally recognized programme operating in over 51 countries. 1200 South African schools, from rural under-resourced schools to private, independent schools are registered ensuring environmental action and responsibility at all levels, in all cultures and in all places.

    This short film was made possible by funding from Mazda. Driven by the spirit of commitment Mazda reach out far beyond their vehicles, showrooms and factories, by nurturing South Africa’s wildlife through the Mazda Wildlife Fund. This year Mazda has decided to take their commitment a step further by creating media content that profiles organizations to help generate awareness and support around the admirable work that they are doing.

  • David Kramer - Fracking is not an Option

    David Kramer is the much-loved son of the Karoo – he has shaped his musical career around the rich stories of the unique Karoo landscapes and characters, and presents for the first time on film his new anti-fracking song. David believes that the cultural fabric of the Karoo is at threat if mining goes ahead.

    For more information visit Treasure the Karoo Action Group.

  • Path Into The Future

    The Cape Vulture is on the verge of extinction. At present, only 2900 breeding pairs remain and that number is dwindling rapidly, due in part to widescale urbanisation, poisoning, and the controversial Muti trade.

    Path into the Future offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of conservationist Kerri Wolters, and the work that she is doing to help protect these “ugly” and often misunderstood birds and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

    This clip is the end part of the film that was produced as part of the Caretakers Series for SANBI and STEPS with funding from the National Lottery, and was selected for screening at The Encounters Film Festival in 2010.

    For more information visit http://www.caretakers.co.za.

  • Marine WWF - Old Man And The Sea

    In 2007, African Renaissance Productions was commissioned to produce a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the World Wildlife Fund for Nature.

    The PSA’s aim was to raise awareness for the importance of sustainable fishing, and features a documentarian account of an elderly fisherman reflecting on dwindling fishing stocks.

    The fisherman speaks Afrikaans.

  • The WWF Sustainable Fisheries Programme

    Our oceans  are a source of great joy and benefit. The oceans provide us with unseen economic, social and cultural benefits; they act as a vast highway for commerce, provide a place for recreation and, importantly, they supply food or income for 2.6 billion people worldwide.

    The Harsh Reality; our oceans, which have always been considered an inexhaustible resource, are in fact very limited in their supply.

    Now, more than ever before, is the time to make the choices that drive the change.

    MAKE AN INFORMED SASSI CHOICE
    SMS: 079 4998795
    Visit wwfsassi.co.za

  • The Guardian

    Tribute ‘Birdie’ Mboweni lives alone on Dassen Island. Her job is to study and protect the largest colony of African Penguins in Africa. She’s young and beautiful, and relishes this chance to be alone in nature, caring for this species that is on the brink of extinction.

    The film was produced for SANBI and STEPS with funding from the National Lottery, and was selected for screening at The Encounters Film Festival this year.

  • Environmental Leadership - Nedbank Green Trust - Eco Schools

    Eco-schools programme is an innovative curriculum-based environmental education initiative supported by national education department. It was launched in South Africa in 2003 to teach future generations about conservation and how it improves all of our lives.

    This short film is 1 of a series of 5 films produced for Nedbanks’ GreenTrust program in partnership with WWF. The short films will be use in-store at Nedbank branches and as part of a bigger marketing campaign.

  • Stop the Dolphin Slaughter Campaign

    The campaign is intended to highlight the brutal Dolphin Hunt, which takes place every year, where an estimated 23,000 dolphins, porpoises and pilot whales are murdered off the coast of Japan.

    We wanted to really push the boundaries by making a highly visible protest activation that was accessible to everyday people, people walking down the Sea Point Promenade, students at the Technikon, or simply pedestrians and motorists making their way through the city. Hopefully, activations like these will get people talking, and might even put pressure on the Japanese Government to stop what they’re doing.

    For more information on how you can help “Stop the Slaughter”, visit savejapandolphins.org.

  • Healing Power of Nature Series

    The Healing Power of Nature Series is a collection of 39 films, from 7 countries, exploring both the complex interaction and healing bond that exists between man and nature.  This series was made in partnership with the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

    Of the series, 9 films have been officially selected for screening at the Encounters Film Festival. The series was also shortlisted for a SAFTA award and broadcast on SABC3.

  • Rhino Day CSI Style Activation Campaign

    South Africa is in the midst of a terrestrial war over rhino horn poaching, a war that has spiked in recent years to frightening heights. This year alone, rhino deaths from poaching have jumped to 210 recorded incidents, a considerable spike from only 13 recorded incidents in 2007.

    This is not simply a South African problem, but affects almost every country in Southern Africa. In certain conflict zones in Central Africa, areas considered too dangerous to access, there are subspecies of rhino thought to already be extinct, due to a general lack of infrastructure and monitoring.

    For more information on WWF’s Rhino Month visit www.wwf.org.za.

  • Environmental Management Inspectorate Training

    An introduction to the Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) practical training DVD for the South African Marine and Protected Area Officials, EMI Level 5.

    The DVD was produced by African Renaissance Productions for the Department for Environmental Affairs and Tourism, in collaboration with TRAFFIC East/South Africa, the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Organisation, the Endangered Wildlife Trust, SANParks, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the Norwegian Embassy.

  • CHANGE Series

    Our earth is in peril. Global climate change and environmental degradation have long been at the forefront of debate in modern times, yet what is really being done to combat the effects of a species teetering on survival at the expense of the planet?

    From the food we eat to the air we breathe, Change is an eight part documentary series developed for Cape Nature that follows the lives of 80 people from across the Western Cape, as they discover what people are doing to ensure that humanity has a future.

  • SASSI WWF

    In 2007, African Renaissance Productions was commissioned to produce a series of public service announcements (PSAs) for the World Wildlife Fund for Nature with the support of Pick n Pay.

    The PSAs aim was to raise awareness for endangered linefish as well as promote the SMS hotline. The documentary style PSA features real people and was shot using cellphones, with news articles sourced from both newspapers and the web, so as not to compromise on the PSA’s integrity.

    The PSA won a Mobfest Mobile Award for best short film shot on a mobile phone.

  • Greening the Billabong Pro

    Greening the Billabong Pro is a viral video intended to raise awareness of climate change amongst surfers by showcasing the steps Billabong is taking to make the JBAY 2010 a more environmentally friendly event.

  • EMI Marines

    This 2008 training video was produced for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, to showcase practical executions of real case scenarios for the ‘Green Scorpions’ training programme.

    The film was produced by African Renaissance Productions for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, in collaboration with TRAFFIC East/South Africa, the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Organisation, the Endangered Wildlife Trust, SANParks, and the Nedbank Green Trust.

  • Healthy Oceans - Nedbank Green Trust

    The Sokhulu Co-Management Project has contributed significantly to National Subsistence Fisheries Policy and provided a model for 22 other South African coastal communities programmes.

    Presently over a 1000 traditional subsistence fisher families gain legal access to intertidal and linefish resources with an annual harvest of over 16500 kilograms of food.

    The Sokhulu Mussel Management Project was funded by the WWF Green Trust and implemented by Ezemvelo KZN Wildife: 1995-2000 (5 Years).

    THINGS DON’T HAPPEN ON THEIR OWN.
    MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
    NEDBANK

  • Sustainability Commons Programme

    A Sustainability Commons is a rich diverse pool of sustainability-focused technologies, tool and learning; whose resources are deployed locally for the benefit of the community and the environment.

    The Sustainability Commons Programme was made possible through innovative partnerships. These partnerships have involved governmental, non-governmental and civil society institutions. It is through these partnerships that we are able to work towards a better more sustainable South Africa for all.

    For more information go to wessa.co.za

    This film was supported by: Chris Hani District Municipality, Eskom, DBSA and WESSA

The Journey – Green Renaissance
Flying Rhinos
The Collector
Go Gather – Chestnuts
Namaqua Pride
Wood & Design
Freedom in Design
Urban Beekeeping
The Mushroom Guy
Eco Swimming Pool
Hanging Plants
Surrender to Swimming
GoPro Behind the Scenes with Green Renaissance Filming for WWF
Find Love in Nature
Lemons, A Home Made Surface Cleaner
Real Vitamin Water in a Jar
Home Made Berry Smoothie
The Obsession
Recycled Tyres – Artichoke Love
Go Gather – Little Waterflowers
A Discovery of Tomatoes
Go Volunteer – Soup Kitchen
Go Volunteer – Penguins
Go Volunteer – Animal Care
Go Volunteer – Community Garden
12.12.12 – What would you do in 12 hours?
Vultures Chose Me – Kerri Wolter
The Family Board
Listen to Your Body
Go Gather – Nettles
The Muscian
Go Plant – Spekboom
Help Yourself, Help Nature
Highway Memorial
Elephant Slaughter
Go Play – Clean Up
Dale Steyn – One Small Change
Go Play – Benches
Go Play – Trains
A Mighty Purpose
Go Gather – Mussels
Coffee with a difference
Tracks of Giants
Sustain our Africa
Turtles – “Something you won’t forget”
Come Play
Wine that Doesn’t Cost the Earth
Young Professionals – Table Mountain Fund
Orphaned Rhino Calf Succumbs
11.11.11 – Day Calls You
Hold De Beers Accountable
Save Rhinos from Extinction
282 Crosses: Stop the Rhino Killing
I will Die for Water
Mining will Offend our Ancestors
Mining Will Destroy Life’s Balance
Mapungubwe Belongs to All of Us
Rhinos are Critically Endangered
Water is the Lifeblood of the Country – Fox Ledeboer
Zululand Nile Crocodile Research Project
Children have the Magic in them
David Kramer – Fracking is not an Option
Path Into The Future
Marine WWF – Old Man And The Sea
The WWF Sustainable Fisheries Programme
The Guardian
Environmental Leadership – Nedbank Green Trust – Eco Schools
Stop the Dolphin Slaughter Campaign
Healing Power of Nature Series
Rhino Day CSI Style Activation Campaign
Environmental Management Inspectorate Training
CHANGE Series
SASSI WWF
Greening the Billabong Pro
EMI Marines
Healthy Oceans – Nedbank Green Trust
Sustainability Commons Programme