Elma started expressing her passion for the earth 20 years ago. First in a popular green column the Eikestadnuus newspaper, more recently ‘Living Green’ in the Bolander newspaper. These stories are available at www.greencoach.co.za
She is a hands-on environmentalist and started a recycling depot at the Stellenbosch Night Shelter in the early nineties, successfully combining caring for the earth with social upliftment.
She is an experienced life skills and environmental trainer. She worked for the Fairest Cape Association, training teachers in integrated waste management (recycling, composting and vegetable gardening) and developed environmental training courses.
She is an environmental organiser and involved in the greening of schools and promoting the establishment of environmental projects in schools and communities across the country. As a life coach and business coach she believes in turning dreams into reality and crafting a can-do attitude and helps small businesses go green.
She ran an online creative writing school and works as a writer’s coach. As a qualified translator, she has a passion for translating science information into normal language for the lay person to understand and feel inspired. And keeping it positive and fun. This lead to the birth of an online eco writing course, in which she combines environmental journalism with creative writing principles. She regularly speaks for the earth on various radio stations.
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