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Publications



EnviroKids magazine
WESSA’s award-winning publication celebrated 35 years in 2014. During this time, EnviroKids has informed and inspired the young at heart of all ages. Full of fantastic facts and information about how to live more sustainably and care for the Earth, each issue has a different theme and supports the National Curriculum. EnviroKids is a valuable and reusable educational resource for children, parents and teachers. The easy-to-read articles are ideal for second-language readers and school environmental projects. Suitable for children aged 4 – 14 years. This quarterly publication may be subscribed to as a WESSA Membership option. Visit our Membership page. Click on the image to view a back issue online.
Environment magazine
Produced on behalf of several organisations including WESSA, Environment: People and Conservation in South Africa magazine provides informed reporting on the country’s current environmental issues. This quarterly publication may be subscribed to as a WESSA Membership option. Visit our Membership page.
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KZN region publications
Over the past 40 years WESSA has produced over 25 handbooks on KZN wildlife. These books have covered a wide range of subjects such as the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg mountains, various categories of indigenous flora and fauna, as well as our beautiful coastline. The books have traditionally been published in an A5 format so that they can fit easily into a pocket, and are written in simple layman’s terms to make them easily readable by non-scientists.
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YES Stories of Change
A collection of inspiring stories from some of the 300 young people who participated in the DEA-funded WESSA-implemented YES Programme in the Western Cape from 2013-2015.
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Step by Step Stories of Change
‘Step by Step - Stories of Change’ are WESSA Share-Net publications that document the ‘change choice’ practices participants on WESSA's national, USAID-funded Stepping up to Sustainability Project have been engaging in over the past three years. Such ‘stories of change’ outline how local change-choice practices are helping enrich people’s lives and enabling more sustainable living.
Year of special days booklet
This annually-updated booklet has been developed through WESSA Share-Net, a project of WESSA, and helps people make links between environmental days in the environmental calendar and environmental learning. Each page provides just enough information and useful links to launch learners, educators and anyone else with an interest in the environment on a quest to find out more! The first Year of Special Days booklet was compiled in 1995 by Kate Davies.
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Romeo the Rhino
‘Romeo the Rhino’ is an inspiring, fun, educational dual language book. It is a magical story that educates kids about the rhino in a playful way with illustrations on every page. It is also a fun way of learning English as a second language. The book is being distributed to kids in rural areas in South Africa and Mozambique most affected by rhino poaching, but is also available for purchase to support the project.
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Stepping up to the Sustainable Development Goals
A practical guide to integrating the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals into our daily lives, including our practical activities, year plan, networking and sustainable centre developments through change‐choice‐practices.
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My Carbon Footprint
A toolkit that helps us understand the implications of our actions, giving us simple formulae to calculate just about every impact of our lifestyles including the food we eat, energy we use and waste we create.
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