Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.

---  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Simon Gear

Simon is the environmental and science correspondent for Primedia Broadcasting and the anchor presenter for 50/50 on SABC 2. He was a senior broadcasting meteorologist with the SABC from 1999 to 2011.  He is an air quality and climate change specialist and has worked on a wide range of private and government projects in South Africa.

Simon works as a professional speaker and MC, focusing on various environmental and climate change related topics, and thoroughly enjoys bringing his passion for science and the environment to the fore at functions.

Simon is also an accomplished writer. You can currently read him in his monthly columns in Runners World SA and in Khuluma, the Kulula.com in-flight mag. His first book, Going Green, contains simple environmental advice for day to day living and is currently on its first re-print.

Green Tips
WHAT IS A TRANSITION TOWN?
A small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil and Climate Change?
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LIMIT NUMBER OF CHILDREN YOU HAVE
The most expensive and environmentally damaging thing you will ever do is have children. And the hotter wealthier you are, the more expensive and environmentally damaging
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TURN DOWN OUR GEYSER
WE KEEP HEARING WE SHOULD TURN DOWN OUR GEYSER; HERE’S HOW Simon is currently working on an Energy Efficiency TV program for Eskom and I am amazed at the difference that turning down your geyser makes.
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