Herbs have been used as medicine for centuries. People have always used plants to cure ailments and boost health. Now, in the era of modern medicine, their medicinal properties are still sought after. Most of today’s medicines come from nature but herbs are still some of the strongest and most effective sources of medicine around.… Continue reading Herbs as Medicine
Geology, Geography, Environment, Astronomy, Threats
Spring has Sprung
Spring has sprung in the Western Cape after a very cold and wet winter. We are so glad that our dams are full and that our Fynbos is thriving on the mountains. We are ecstatic that our rivers and wetlands are alive and that we have enough water for summer, our dry fire season. Long… Continue reading Spring has Sprung
Our Atmosphere According to Leeya
What is happening to the atmosphere? Why is climate change happening? What can we do to help? These are just some of the huge questions that Earth Kid, Leeya van Reenen, is asking. She cares about all animals and their future here on Earth. Humans need to take care of animals, plants and all living… Continue reading Our Atmosphere According to Leeya
Stop Importing Birds!
People must stop importing exotic birds, says Jeremy Schack. This causes an imbalance in the food chain when exotic birds disrupt the very existence of indigenous birds. These visitors force native birds from their ecosystems, threatening their livelihoods. Jeremy is an Earth Kid who has been stuck in France during the global Covid 19 lockdown.… Continue reading Stop Importing Birds!
Forests for Earth Day!
Earth Kids creating art for Earth Day – Forests for Friday. What do you see in these beautiful creations? Try to do your own one just for fun! Taking action in nature, for environment. Check out this beautiful graphic regarding forests – it says it all. Climate change poses a huge threat to all trees.… Continue reading Forests for Earth Day!
Preparing for Earth Day
With thanks to the Earth Day Network… Earth Day is April 22 of every year. April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the… Continue reading Preparing for Earth Day