- WHAT WE DO
“My work has always been based on the principle of balance and I believe that we should think of ecology as a metaphor for everything we do and think. In parliament and in my community work I support pluralism, competitive free markets, independent civil society, and decentralized authority within minimum regulatory frameworks that ensure accountability and transparency.”
Ruth is author of a teachers’ hand book on education in the natural sciences for children aged 6 to16, “Working with Wonder” which includes Games, Myths, Stories, Science, Creativity and Projects. “In this plastic world, I strive to keep alive authenticity, questioning and a wonder for life and much of the material in my book forms the foundation of project work I have undertaken with communities.”
"In 2007 I formed a nonpartisan group of parliamentarians, the eREACT ( e parliament Renewable Energy Activists) to promote interest in renewable energy in parliament and government. I sponsored a private members bill on the REFIT (Renewable Energy Feed in tariff) currently, the most effective method in the world of promoting uptake of renewable energy. I also sponsored a Private Members Bill on the outlawing of Transfats which was accepted and is now part of SA’s legislative lexicon.”
After leaving parliament Dr Rabinowitz established the MamaEarth Foundation, to promote healthy people on a health planet. The foundation achieves this through legislative initiatives and advocacy to foster sustainability; education about sustainability to schoolchildren and adults; projects based on the use of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. “There’s only one earth and each of us has only one life. Our actions have a ripple effect around the globe. We invite you to join us as we act locally and think globally, with the ultimate goal of promoting peace on a flourishing planet, Earth.”
Cathy is the founder and was principal of Cedarwood School in Johannesburg, a school for children with learning difficulties. She now has a thinking skills business, Making Your Mind UP!, and does thinking skills training and development for learners and educators. Her educator's handbook, "Making Your Mind UP!", is set to be published in 2013.
According to Google, 70% of social media is accessed from a mobile phone in South Africa, therefore, says Candice, support of a mobile friendly environment is imperative to the success of any social media strategy or implementation. Candice designs mobile campaigns for top brands in SA and is enthusiastic to work from the recipient end, in order to teach people how to capitalize on the scope of mobile technology for choices, culture and education. She sees the empowering role of a single mobile device as being limitless.