Use SASSI resources – The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative
The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) informs the public about how their choice of fish for consumption can help determine the future health and productivity of our oceans.
Choose seafood with the blue MSC – Marine Stewardship Council eco-label
All along the supply chain, from ocean to plate, MSC certified fish is clearly labelled so it can be traced to a certified sustainable fishery.
Our ORI scientists have studied popular linefish species since the 1960’s. The results of their research have contributed to the sustainable management of many different species. SAAMBR has also actively supported the SASSI campaign since it was formally started by WWF-SA in 2004. Our scientists contribute their research to the annual assessments of the fish, to decide onto which list they should be placed.
uShaka Sea World Education run sustainable seafood courses for fishmongers.
Cost R95 per person.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Use less electricity
Unplug chargers and appliances when not in use
Turn lights off before leaving your home
Replace lightbulbs with LEDs
Carpool to work
Turn your engine off when idling for long periods
Walk or ride a bicycle
Keep tires fully inflated for better fuel economy
Fill a bucket while showering and use it to water plants
Turn off the taps while brushing your teeth
Install water-efficient appliances and showerheads
Use less paper
Switch to online billing
Think before you print
Subscribe to digital magazine subscriptions
Environmental sustainability is critical at SAAMBR. After all, we need to practice what we preach.
Started in 2007, the SAAMBR Green Team was initiated to integrate conservation into the daily operations of the organisation. Made up of representative of all departments, the Green Team has initiated:
the installation of recycling stations both in the park and behind the scenes
the placement of conservation messages in strategic positions (like the toilet doors)
the installation of vegetable gardens and worm farms
encouraging car-pooling and supporting ‘plastic free’ initiatives
planting indigenous trees
Born out of the Green Team, the sitewide Sustainability Committee looks at initiatives such as the installation of 456 solar panels on our office block roof and other large-scale projects.
Examples of recent activities undertaken by the Sustainability Committee include
a rain water harvesting system
numerous energy saving projects which collectively are saving over R350 000 per month.
These energy saving initiatives demonstrate the uShaka Sea World team’s commitment to saving both money and our environment.
Be thoughtful when buying
Tell companies what you want and don’t want
Reduce overall consumption by questioning all significant purchases and resisting impulse buying
Choose reusable items over disposable items
Simply take something you are no longer using and alter it for another more practical use
Recycle everything you can
Slam Dunk The Junk!