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Solahart supports Earth Hour

The Earth Hour campaign in an initiative that aims to prove how a small effort can make a big difference to the environment. Over 62 countries around the world will switch off their lights for one hour on 28 March in a global attempt to radically reduce carbon emissions.

Solahart South Africa will pledge their support for this campaign by hosting the Solahart Dinner by Candlelight. On 28 March, 30 journalists and industry partners will enjoy a fondue under the stars at the Johannesburg branch. In Cape Town, another 20 guests will be treated to fresh pizza by candlelight.

South African bands Holly and the Woods and One Track Down (formerly The Tom Olsen Band) have added their voices to a host of South African celebrities and public figures in support of the WWF Earth Hour campaign. The bands will be performing an unplugged set at the Johannesburg Solahart Dinner by Candlelight function.

One Track Down, previously known as the Tom Olsen Band, is in the process of recording an album and looks forward to the opportunity of performing some of their new tracks in front of an intimate audience.

"We will be bringing some of our friends along to perform with us. We're very excited," said vocalist Tom Olsen.

Holly and the Woods need no introduction to the South African music scene. Their debut album So I Rage was released in 2008, significantly increasing the band's already loyal fan base. Last year they supported international star Eagle-Eye Cherry on his South African tour, opened the Gay Pride Parade and played the Lucky Fish Festival.

Join Solahart in supporting the WWF Earth Hour on 28 March by switching off all lights and electrical equipment for one hour from 20:30. Remember a small act can make a huge difference.

For more information on the Earth Hour initiative, visit www.earthhour.org.za

For more information on Solahart's Dinner by Candlelight initiative, email Kristia van Heerden.


Solar guard dog

The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) announced at its annual general meeting that state electricity supplier Eskom now has a solar helpdesk.

Consumers with any queries or complaints about solar products can email solar@eskomhelpdesk.co.za.

Climate change a national priority

President Kgalema Motlanthe painted a gloomy picture for the future of Africa in his opening address at the National Climate Change Summit at Gallagher Estate this week.

Quoting a Nigerian study, Motlanthe predicted that another 100-million Africans will go hungry by 2050 as a result of rising temperatures and lower rainfall unless we take drastic action immediately.

In his address, Motlanthe assured attendees that climate change is at the top of the government agenda, not only for the greater good of the earth, but also to combat poverty and promote healthy livelihoods.

Solar challenge

Relying on a solar geyser benefits the environment and saves you money, providing the system works.

Most solar geysers available on the South African market have a back-up electrical element that kicks in when the sun fails to produce sufficient hot water. The only way to ensure that you get what you paid for is to test your solar geyser by switching off the electric element at your DB board in the morning.

If you come home to a cold shower after a sunny day, it is simply not working.

Not only are you paying for the electricity to heat the water, the environment is also being robbed.

Solahart will offer a free inspection to Solahart customers who experience problems.







  
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