I am 56 years old and love life ! and am engaged to a wonderful man and we have been together for 9 years. I have 1 son who lives in Houston, Texas with his lovely wife and my 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have 1 sister who is sadly disabled. She has Motor Neuron Disease and is paralysed from the neck down. She has had this debilitating illness since 1998. I care very deeply for her and continue to walk this hard, painful journey with her. I would love to one day open up a strung of Care Homes called Mandy in honour of her. Watching your disabled sister struggle every day has been heart breaking but through this I have learnt the art of caring, giving and kindness. To be able to help and be there for those less fortunate than you is a heartwarming experience and exceptionally rewarding. My passion is travelling – I absolutely LOVE IT ! My sport is Golf and because I have such an adventurous, extrovert personality I also love a lot of other things like Boating, Fishing, Cooking, Drinking wine and socialising. The list is so long because I am always willing to try new things and experience new places. I am an extrovert in personality and love bringing out the best in people. My profession at the moment is a Key accounts Manager for a Surgical Equipment company. I have been with them for 14 years. I have vast experience in Sales and Customer service and represent my company by calling on all Hospitals – Private and Provincial throughout the entire Eastern Cape. I work with doctor’s in theatre and am skilled in the sale of Medical Equipment for Trauma, Gynie, Urology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastro-Enterology, Ultrasound etc. Prior to being a Surgical Rep I was a Medical Rep for 20 years calling on General Practioners, Pharmacists and Physicians selling Pharmaceutical Drugs. I also have experience in the setting up of Vaccine Clinics and GIT Units. My passion is service and looking after my customers. I love to make a difference in everything that I do and work hard. I love to make people smile ! I am a great organiser and get things done. I am very loyal in business and in my private life and am committed to whatever I sign up for. You will always be able to rely on me. I would say that I am a Spiritual person. I have a genuine passion for seeking out the truth of all things. and placing myself on a sacred path of self discovery. I learn every day and try to live my life with a curious, grateful heart. I believe we can all be kind if we want to be and we can all make a difference in someone’s life if we want to. I Want to make a difference in the world ! I know I can.
Kapp Environmental Consultants (Pty) Ltd was established in 2019 by Director Renier Kapp and provides specialised services in the fields of Environmental Management. Renier has more than 13 years’ experience as an Environmental Practitioner and has successfully completed more than 100 Environmental Impact Assessments. We are based in Mossel Bay and conduct work throughout the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape. Our main focus is to deliver a highly professional service to our clients and to achieve a sustainable project outcome. We pride ourselves on providing a streamlined service and ensuring that our projects are completed within the best possible timeframes whilst maintaining open lines of communication throughout the project process. After completing his formal tertiary education at Stellenbosch University, Renier was one of the founding members of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners’ Association of South Africa (EAPASA) and a member of the International Association of Impact Assessments in South Africa (AIAsa). Renier has furthermore completed training courses in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA).
SolarBeam is turning homes into energy-saving powerhouses locally and beyond. All our products are designed and manufactured in house. Our experts will assess each project and advise accordingly on the most efficient and cost effective solution for you, ensuring that the system achieves the maximum benefit from the Sun. SolarBeam aims to be the leading local manufacturer and supplier of the most efficient and reliable Solar Products in Africa. SolarBeam is the longest operating Solar company in Africa, and we are a majority black owned company with an SABS mark of approval. The 100% locally manufactured Solar water heating systems for industrial and commercial systems through to 100 litre low pressure units, 200 and 300 litre high pressure residential units as well as Solar Photovoltaic solutions. All our products are designed and manufactured in house. Our experts will assess each project and advise accordingly on the most efficient and cost effective solution for you, ensuring that the system achieves the maximum benefit from the Sun. We have been heating African families and institutions for more than 38 years. A proven track record that we are really proud of, given our experience in Africa’s harsh climatic conditions you can be certain of our world class solutions always.
I am a philosopher specialized in philosophy of mind and language. In particular, I am interested in the nature of consciousness, and the way in which we experience and interpret the world. I started my studies at the Central University of Venezuela in 2006, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (2011) and a master’s degree in logic and philosophy of science (2015). In 2012, the university offered me a position as a professor of philosophy and I taught several courses there until 2017, when I enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Genoa, Italy. I have also published several papers in philosophy journals and participated in various international events. In 2020, while writing my PhD thesis, I realized that I had been immersed in philosophy for too long and decided to use my experience to rejoin the real world. In my years studying philosophy, I have learned many things, but the most important is that the world is what we make of it, there is not ultimate truth, no final word. We create our reality. Knowledge has somehow separated us from others and nature, perhaps it can also reunite us. Although I was born in Venezuela, my family is a blending of different nationalities and traditions. I have lived and studied in different countries, which are all part of who I am and what I want to be. My actions define me, not my nationality or my origins. I do not believe in borders or limits; they are only in our minds. The sensation of not belonging can be liberating, once we realize that, by not belonging somewhere, we belong everywhere. I speak three languages (Spanish, English, and Italian) and I enjoy learning from other cultures, as well as transmitting the values of my own. I also enjoy music, sports and nature.
Phelan Energy Group Limited was established in 2005 after solar energy solutions grabbed our founder’s, Paschal Phelan, entrepreneurial attention. The Group now have global offices in Dublin, Cape Town, New Delhi, Germany and Afghanistan. Phelan Energy Group Limited is a leading international energy developer with an exclusive focus on Solar PV. Led by a dynamic trans-national team the group commenced operations in South Africa 15 years ago. It has a total installed, and grid connected, capacity of 260 MWp, with a large and ever-growing international footprint. Our vision, as an energy developer, is to achieve the lowest cost of solar energy in the world. Our key solar installation in South Africa is among the largest solar farms in Africa with an installed capacity of 175MW. Furthermore, Phelan Energy Group Limited is constructing an additional Solar Farm in South Africa, which will have an installed capacity of 90 MW once completed. Phelan Energy Group Limited has entered the Indian solar market in 2016 with a record low bid which drew comment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi that our winning bid, for the first time, brought solar electricity pricing below that of thermal power (i.e. coal). The 70MWp project has commenced operations in November 2018. Phelan Energy Group Limited brought power to the people of Afghanistan with a 15MWp Project in Kandahar. The project has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). We have since signed two additional PPAs in Afghanistan (Sept 2020) for two new innovative solar projects that’s first of their kind, a 24MWp Floating Project and a 40MWp solar project with Battery Energy Storage, along with a healthy pipeline for prospective opportunities for 2021 and beyond. Through determined cost management, innovation, and efficiency, we have become the lowest cost producer of solar PV systems. We are proud of the track record of our solar farms, all of which perform ahead of their planned output. We continue to retain a minimum 25%-30% equity in each farm and our group balance sheet with a net asset value of over USD100m, with no debt, speaks to our competence and success.
juwi is one of the world's leading specialists in renewable energies. The company offers project development, EPC and O&M services, as well as solutions to bring about the transition to 100% renewable energy. Our business activities are focused on Solar Energy (Utility-scale and Commercial & Industrial) and onshore Wind Energy. We work together to implement renewable energy projects economically and reliably and deliver best value in Africa today. We are convinced that 100% renewable energy supply is possible and every day, we work towards this vision becoming true. There are many good reasons for choosing renewable energies: They preserve climate and nature, are economic and their decentral production contributes to regional value creation. For juwi, the commitment to renewable energies is not just a business concept: It is a matter close to our heart. Therefore, we promote our "green" convictions at every level of the company. In order to protect nature, we try to use our resources as sustainably as possible, for instance, through the use of a highly efficient and energy-saving building technology, the use of e-cars and a business catering that cooks with regional and seasonal products. The most important energy yet comes through our employees. This is why we have established a framework for a sound work-life balance. juwi runs its own kindergarten as well as its own business catering, has several sporting facilities, a prayer room and offers flexible working. [/box]
GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that drives the widespread adoption of economically viable green economy solutions from the Western Cape. We work with businesses, investors, academia and government to help unlock the investment and employment potential of green technologies and services, and to support a transition to a resilient green economy. We are a not-for-profit organisation established in 2010 to support the development of the green economy in the region. GreenCape’s vision is a thriving prosperous Africa mobilised by the green economy. In the next 5 years, GreenCape aims to be globally relevant in driving the uptake of green economy infrastructure solutions in the developing world context. We work at the interface between business, government and academia in order to identify and remove barriers to economically viable green economy infrastructure solutions in developing countries, thereby catalysing their replicable and large-scale uptake to enable each country and its citizens to prosper. We assist businesses by removing barriers to their establishment and growth. Our work includes: helping potential investors understand the local market, connect with the right people and encounter fewer barriers to doing business providing policy and regulatory advocacy and support. Facilitating access to funding and market access. Green Cape assists with establishing skills development partnerships, networking and information-sharing events and our expert knowledge through publications. GreenCape assists you to work closely with our partners in government, the private sector and academic community. The green economy is new and fast moving and business opportunities may be constrained by issues such as legislation and policy, a lack of credible information, limited market awareness and demand, business finance and skills. GreenCape’s team of sector experts make it their business to fully understand these shifting dynamics so they can provide useful and relevant support to existing and potential green businesses. We also assist local, provincial and national government to build a resilient green economy by providing: support on the development of standards, regulations, tools and policies. We provide expert technical knowledge on key sectors in the green economy and access to networks of key players across business, academia, and internationally.
Treetops Renewable Energy Systems provides a full range of high quality photovoltaic energy products and services on a residential and commercial scale. Solar Power in Cape Town - Brought to your home and business by Treetops Renewable Energy Systems. Martin Pollack, CEO of Treetops, pioneered Solar Systems with his own house in Meadowridge and achieved the SSEG (Small-Scale Embedded Generation) Tariff in Cape Town. Now it is YOUR turn to be a part of the world-wide energy revolution. Build your Solar System and save money! Let the sun shine on your bank account. Treetops is the leading Turnkey System Integrator for Photovoltaic Systems. We are specialized in Solar Systems and the reliable and affordable supply of electricity to homes and businesses. Our Battery and UPS Systems provide uninterrupted Power on a residential and industrial (several MVA) scale.
Moja combines in a single application the functionality of multiple apps. Moja is an enterprise engine designed to empower both entrepreneurs and consumers through trade, training, network-building, and financial inclusion. Moja empowers entrepreneurs to transact business locally and across borders, build trade networks, learn digital marketing and business skills, and access a full range of services, including loans and insurance. Moja empowers consumers with a complete suite of educational offerings, a trustworthy environment in which to shop for products, a means to communicate with their community, and a broad range of value-added services. Moja is a platform for flourishing—a complete ecosystem on a smartphone. It has an elegant interface designed specifically for the practices and preferences of Africans. Moja is not a Western clone and is not based on any existing platform. Moja 1.0 combines in a single application Moja Marketplace, a culturally adapted and innovative b2b and b2c trading platform; Moja University, an e-learning environment; and Moja Connect, a business-oriented social networking system. But this is just the beginning. Subsequent releases will include a full suite of financial services (Moja Pay), a mobile-based loan and insurance facility (Moja Money); a full range of innovative mobile-based and value-added features; and a greatly expanded curriculum in Moja University.
Saildrone is a US business that designs, manufactures, and operates a fleet of the world’s most capable, proven, and trusted uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs). Predominantly powered by wind and solar, Saildrone USVs have a minimal carbon footprint and are equipped with advanced sensors and AI technology to deliver critical data and intelligence from any ocean, at any time of year. Solutions include maritime domain awareness, ocean data, and ocean mapping. Saildrone operations and data collection services are encrypted and secure. Saildrone is the world’s leading collector of ocean related in situ data via uncrewed vehicle, above and below the sea surface. Government, scientific, and commercial organizations around the globe rely on Saildrone to deliver the critical information they need—when they need it. Saildrone is headquartered in Alameda, CA, in a former Naval Air station hangar with direct access to the waters of San Francisco Bay. Our measurements and observations, from above and below the ocean surface, provide intelligence and insight for subjects ranging from maritime security, to mapping, to earth system processes such as weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing, and climate change. All of which have a tremendous impact on humanity Saildrone designs, manufactures and operates the world’s most capable, proven and trusted USVs. Saildrones are wind and solar-powered autonomous surface vehicles which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We collect critical marine data, delivered in real-time, from any of our oceans, at any time of year. We are building the world's largest high-resolution ocean data sets, working with governments and private companies around the globe. Saildrone's patented wing technology was born from 10 years of R&D in pursuit of the land speed record. The company is headquartered in Alameda, CA, and backed by The Schmidt Family Foundation, Social Capital, Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund, Lux Capital, Exor Seeds, and Horizons Ventures.
Moglie, madre, nonna, Paola Thaon di Revel ama i fiori e la natura. L'eredità è il suo background. È cresciuta in una famiglia dove la disciplina militare era un dato di fatto, così come la voglia di divertirsi. Sei sorelle e un fratello, in una grande villa chiamata “Cimena”, dove molti sono venuti in visita: da Umberto I, agli americani colti, ai vicini Bruni Tedeschi sulla stessa collina. Una vita dedicata al marito, Franco Reviglio e ai tre figli con tanti spostamenti e viaggi, in tutto il mondo. Oggi, i sette nipoti e la casa di campagna, regalano giornate intensamente soddisfacenti. Wife, mother, grandmother, Paola Thaon di Revel loves flowers and nature. Heritage is her background. She grew up in a family where military discipline was a given, as well as the desire to have fun. Six sisters and one brother, in a large villa called “Cimena”, and everyone came to visit: from Umberto I, to educated Americans, to the Bruni Tedeschi neighbours on the same hill. A life dedicated to her husband, Franco Reviglio and the three children with many moves and travels, all over the world. Today, the seven grandchildren and country house, make for intensely satisfying days.
Die GLS Bank ist in Deutschland die Refernz für sozial und ökologisches Banking. Wer bei der GLS Bank Kunde ist, kann sich sicher sein, dass sein Geld dazu beiträgt die Zukunft zu gestalten, die wir uns alle wüsnchen. Investitionen gehen in eigens sehr strickt aufgelegte Fonds welche das 1.5°C Ziel bereits erfüllen. Keine Kinderarbeit, keine Waffen, kein Genforschung oder andere negativ Themen - sondern erneuerbare Energien, Soziales und Kultur, ökologische Landwirtschaft, Ernährung, nachhaltige Wirtschaft und weitere positiv beitragende Vorhaben werden ausschließlich unterstützt. Als Kunde bei der Bank trägt man dazu bei, dass ausschließlich diese positiven Projekte gefördert werden. Der strickte Zuspruch zu sozial und ökologischen Projekten wird bei allen Produkten, die ein Kunde von seiner Bank kennt (Baugredite, Firmenkredite, Altersovrsorge, Anlagen, Investitionen etc) unabweichlich eingehalten. Privatpersonen, Firmen und Vereine werden darüber hinaus aktiv unterstützt ihrn eigenen Impact zu verbessern. Die GLS Bank ist eine Universal-Bank, bei welcher man nahezu alle Finanzdienstleistungen in Anspruch nehmen kann - jedoch immer unter einer strickten sozial, ökologischen und nachhaltigen Perspektive. Die Bank ist überwiegend in Deutschland tätig. Es können alle Dienste online wahrgenommen werden und es gibt mehrere Filialen für den persönlichen Besuch. Desweiteren besticht die Bank durch Ihre Rechtsform, die Genossenschaft. Die mitgleiderbestimmte Gesellschaftsform ist darauf gegründet in Gemeinschaft einen gesellschaftlich positiven Beitrag zu leisten. Mit der GLS Bank gibt es keinen Bedarf mehr als Privatperson sowie Firma bei einer konventionellen Bank zu sein und indirekt Umweltvernichtende Projekte zu unterstützen. Die GLS Bank bietet den vollumassenden Banken-Service mit reinem und ehrlichem guten Gewissen. Klimaschutz kann so einfach sein: Werde jetzt Mitglied bei der GLS Bank. The GLS Bank is the reference for social and ecological banking in Germany. Anyone who is a customer of GLS Bank can be sure that their money will help shape the future that we all want. Investments are made in specially designed funds that already meet the 1.5 ° C target. No child labor, no weapons, no genetic research or other negative topics - only renewable energies, social affairs and culture, ecological agriculture, nutrition, sustainable economy and other positively contributing projects are exclusively supported. As a customer at the bank, you help ensure that only these positive projects are funded. The strict encouragement to social and ecological projects is inevitably complied with for all products that a customer knows from their bank (building loans, corporate loans, old-age provision, systems, investments, etc.). Private individuals, companies and associations are also actively supported to improve their own impact. The GLS Bank is a universal bank, where you can take advantage of almost all financial services - but always under a strict social, ecological and sustainable perspective. The bank operates predominantly in Germany. All services can be used online and there are several branches for personal visits. Furthermore, the bank impresses with its legal form, the cooperative. The member-determined form of society is based on making a socially positive contribution in community. With the GLS Bank, there is no longer any need to be a private person or company with a conventional bank and indirectly support environmentally damaging projects. GLS Bank offers the full banking service with a clear and honest good conscience. Climate protection can be so easy: become a member of GLS Bank now.
Hans-Juergen Wiegand is a man who lives his work passions and family, with determination. A philanthropist, who has held important positions in the chemical and automotive world, in particular with Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz). He loves to travel, attaining knowledge and experience from different cultures. These experiences have shaped him, with a particular acumen in recognizing the best in human beings. Hans thrives on helping young people, to realize their dreams, as he has realized his own. Hans is an inspirational leader, with the competence to restructure and transform organizations. He is very flexible with people, and stands like a rock when it comes to principles. Whatever happens, he will always stay positive.
After realising that carbon emissions from the developing and emerging economies exceeded those produced from the industrialised nations, SolarisKit’s founder Faisal Ghani decided the most impactful way to tackle the climate emergency was through simple and practical clean energy solutions. These solutions would not only have massive impact on the environment but potentially improve the lives on millions of people across the world. With nearly 50% of global energy consumed to generate heat, Faisal worked on a new way of providing affordable, clean heat. This led to the development of the world’s first flat-packable solar thermal collector and the birth of SolarisKit. SolarisKit received its first big boost winning Scotland’s national Converge Impact Challenge in 2019 providing £20,000 of funding and access to greater access to Scotland’s entrepreneurial eco-system. Further funding from Innovate UK (£242K) has been awarded to SolarisKit to carry out pilot installations of the SolarisKit solar collector in Rwanda. SolarisKit was named ‘Start-up of the year’ at the 2020 Solar & Storage Live Awards. As part of our commitment to the environment, SolarisKit has committed to funding the plantation of 25 trees for every collector sold. A carbon offset program is also in place for all our employees to reduce our carbon footprint.
Fighting for a pollution-free ocean is vital for our survival and also a promise we make to our future. It’s also about defending a desire for beauty and freedom that inspires many of us. Today, The SeaCleaners is active on several fronts: raising awareness and promoting prevention, sharing scientific knowledge, accelerating the transition to a circular economy, and developing innovative solutions for waste collection and re-purposing on land and at sea. All this while guided by three principles: act now, find concrete solutions, and never give up. To raise awareness about the protection of the oceans and plastic pollution with The SeaCleaners means to transmit knowledge in a fun way in order to engage and incite action. Reducing marine plastic pollution through innovative technology. This is The SeaCleaners technical hub’s mission, with the support of a pool of industrial and academic partners. The SeaCleaner’s’ scientific activities are the bridge between our field work and the international scientific community, focused on issues of plastic waste and ocean pollution. It is essential that our projects be grounded in rigorous science. Our team listens in real time to the latest studies on plastic pollution. We catalogue, comment and explain the research for the non-specialist audience. Our International Scientific Advisory Board informs our strategy and actions with rich and diverse expertise. Our teams in the field study future collection sites and establish local collaborative networks. OpenData is our philosophy. We share our technical analyses in order that all may benefit and better understand the issues surrounding plastic pollution.
Charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Since charity: water was founded in 2006, we’ve been chasing one ambitious goal: ending the global water crisis. And while the water crisis is huge, we’re optimistic. We know how to solve the problem, and we make progress every day thanks to the help of local partners and generous supporters. If we work together, we believe everyone will have access to life’s most basic need within our lifetime. Facing a problem as big as the water crisis requires an incredible team. We’re grateful to have some of the most innovative and committed leaders guiding our organization. After a decade of indulging his darkest vices as a nightclub promoter, Scott Harrison declared spiritual, moral, and emotional bankruptcy. He spent two years on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, saw the effects of dirty water firsthand, and came back to New York City on a mission.
Been there, done that... doing it all over again! Herby, a product of South Africa, vintage '63, Internaut since '82. Roaming the world since the age of 23 to date. Jack of all trades, master of none. Techie, pilot, nomad. Can travel~live~work, anywhere. Global village citizen, living without boundaries, my primary passions are aviation, the sea and Ubuntu Synergy. I am, because we are. Together. We create unity, foster community, motivate affiliates to generate residual revenue, and facilitate networking events. It's time to LIVE your life! My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. I believe charity begins at the cash register. Just say no to donations. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. Constantly bombing your mind with books and exercise, are two battles that win the war of longevity. I want to grow old. There is no planet B. I'm a big fan of renewable resources and ethical commerce. Gardens, farming, trees and bees, and anything that carries fleas. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. Noble causes that need proactive participants. Anyone can help: Scholars, students, employment seekers, those just over broke. Single and stay-at-home parents. Business owners, administrators and managers of any ilk. Retrenched and retired folks who still have much to give. Everyone can become successful super affiliates. Generating residual income is easy, and I will be your guide. With 40+ years in technology, aviation and extensive travel, this digital nomad has a wealth of experience to share. Helping others navigate the fear of failure and proven pathway to success. Point-and-click easy here >> https://herbyolschewski.com/action/worksheet/
Mandy Shrimpton is the quintessential people’s person. Mandy believes that success is measured by the quality of our human-relationships rather than the results we manifest through sheer will. Mandy firmly established herself as the heart of the non-profit organisation that she co-founded and ran with her adoring husband for 17 years. Mandy loves walking in nature with her family, hugging trees, and preserving the environment. She also enjoys being creative and is particularly fond of painting flowers. As a very happily married and devoted mother to four children, Mandy has cultivated a deep appreciation for the culinary arts and relishes the spare moments she gets to watch her favourite cooking shows. This initiative reflects how Mandy sees the world, helping to create positive synergy. Fostering unity and courteous community, building partner relationships and motivating affiliates. Born and bred in Africa, Mandy understands the concept of Ubuntu. I am, because we are. Together we can make the world a better place. Using her skills and experience to make a difference. Helping others see through the fog of new technologies, avoid common marketing mistakes and develop better business strategies. With a subtle blend of motherhood and effective project management, Mandy is the perfect professional partner, to show others the merits of this initiative. Shining a light on the path to prosperity, while not losing our footing in family values and humble humanity. Sharing is caring, while enriching ourselves spiritually and materially. We cannot give freely, if we don't have. "Sometimes the world makes more sense, through the eyes of a mother. Using protective instinct and family fortitude, to help one another." ~ Mandy Shrimpton
Anyone can be a Heritage Ambassador. Help take our past into the future. Spread the word and generate revenue. Make heritage your business and earn with your passion for art and culture. ArtAcadia.org is an umbrella organization for everything pertaining to our heritage and respective cultures. Providing a platform for Heritage Ambassadors, to help take our past into the future. We are a passionate community that is compiling a comprehensive global directory and cultural map. Facilitating networking, training, work opportunities, events and marketplace.