Message from Greenpeace Africa.
We’re very excited to announce that the iconic Greenpeace ship - the Rainbow Warrior (http://www.greenpeace.org/africa/en/about/Our-ships/the-rainbow-warrior/Ship-Tour-2015)- will be on South African shores in February to highlight solutions to South Africa’s current electricity crisis! We invite you to celebrate the return of the Rainbow Warrior with us.
The ship will visit Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban (http://www.greenpeace.org/africa/en/about/Our-ships/the-rainbow-warrior/Ship-Tour-2015) during the month of February, and we’ll host a number of fun and engaging activities during the month. Check out the open boat dates below - when the ship will be open to the public for free tours between 10h00 and 15h00 - in a city near you:
10th, 14th & 15th of Feb – Cape Town, V&A Waterfront, Quay 6, Jetty 2
22nd of Feb – Port Elizabeth Harbour (look out for the signs)
28th Feb & 1st March – Durban Harbour, N-Shed
The South African government is currently pushing ahead with new nuclear investments, which may cost as much as R1 trillion, and will take a minimum of 15 years to build. With this ship tour, we plan to highlight the fact that nuclear energy is a dead end, and that removing the barriers to renewable energy investments is the real solution to the current electricity crisis. Renewable energy is already delivering on time and on budget, and it’s a no brainer that we should be making it easier for everyone to invest in solar panels for our rooftops, particularly when we are faced with the realities of loadshedding almost every day.
The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) recently reported in a new study (http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/sa-s-first-green-projects-net-r800m-1.1809367#.VMjXf2iUeka) that South Africa’s first wind and solar projects created R800 million in net financial benefits last year – that’s huge! Now is the time to invest in renewable energy!
So come along, bring a friend or two to see the Rainbow Warrior and be part of the solution!
Lerato Tsotetsi and the Greenpeace Africa team