Christy Borman

Freelance journalist

Location icon South Africa

Freelance journalist based in Cape Town focused on sustainability, renewable energy, green building and sustainable cities, waste management and environmental issues.

+IMPACT Magazine
Buildings of the future: Net Zero

Co-ordinated efforts from business, government and NGOs ensure steady progress towards net zero goals, but massive rollouts at property portfolio and city levels are needed to create viable future cities.

+IMPACT Magazine
Sustainable Cities

Sustainable communities must start from the ground up, with town planning that puts sustainable infrastructure in place - infrastructure that is designed for people rather than for cars, and which encourages diversity of use and focuses on connection and inclusion.

Open Source Green

Two examples of infographics I have generated.

Living & Loving magazine
Travelling with toddlers

Adventures in Laos with a two-year old. Don't wait to tick the items off your bucket list, sharing them with your children makes them even better.

Open Source Green News
Old Mutual aims for Net Zero Water

Old Mutual's Cape Town head office, Mutualpark, is aiming for a Net Zero Water certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), after officially going 'off the water grid' in August 2018, thanks to dedicated long-term efficiency and savings, and a massive blackwater filtration plant.

Open Source Green News
The good, the bad, and the borehole

More than 26 000 boreholes have been registered with the City of Cape Town to date. This is up from 1 500 registered boreholes and well points in January 2016. Cape Town Councillor Xanthea Limberg says caution should be exercised when interpreting this data. "It is highly possible that significant numbers of residents made use...

Earthworks October-November 2017

Editor of earthworks magazine. A title featuring green building, renewable energy and sustainable projects and technology in South Africa and Botswana. Including Langbos Children's Shelter, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Skukuza Science Centre and a special report on interior wall coverings.

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