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WESGROlaunches first known water offset tool to boost #WaterWiseTourism

#WaterWiseTourism

The My Water Footprint is part of the efforts to boost #WaterWiseTourism in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Visitors can now calculate their daily water usage, and then offset this usage by donating money to water conservation projects with the My Water Footprint tool, www.mywaterfootprint.capetown.
 

2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards: Wilderness Safaris Overall Winner

Wilderness Safaris – an operator of safari camps, lodges and experiences in seven African countries, has grabbed the main prize at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards.

The tourism company was announced Overall Winner at the prestigious Awards – sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa – which forms part of the responsible tourism programme at the World Travel M

Facing Water angst 365 days of the year

In rural communities people walk long distances daily to collect water

The Wishing Well International Foundation South Africa is looking to make a difference and ease some of that angst that mothers and families endure on a daily basis.

The World Bank reported on 10 April 2018 that South Africa remains a dual economy with one of the highest inequality rates in the world.
So, imagine how many South Africans live with that water angst 365 days of the year.
 

Finalists for 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards overall winner will be announceded at the World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town (18-20 April 2018) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

A luxury island in the Seychelles, a cultural experience among the Maasai in K

50 million litres being saved through pressure management

Our average collective consumption over the past week was 516 million litres of water per day, reports Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson.

This is good going, Team Cape Town.
This week’s usage is 5 million litres lower than the previous week’s usage but is still 66 million litres above the required usage target of 450 million for Cape Town.

Reinventing the Tavern of the Seas at V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour - Reinventing the Tavern of the Seas - that is sure to delight history buffs, trivia hours, and every other visitor too!

The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most popular destinations, with more than 24 million visitors each year – more than even the Pyramids of Giza!

StreetSmart announces the Top 10 restaurants for 2017

A whopping R1,120,000 was raised nationally by StreetSmartSA in 2017, through the #EatOutHelpOut campaign.

A whopping R1,120,000 was raised nationally in 2017, through the #EatOutHelpOut campaign, run by each of the StreetSmart establishments! A simple goodwill gesture of adding R5 to the bill, generates bountiful rewards towards the upliftment of street children and children at risk.

‘Play it forward’ toy drive is a resounding success

'Play It Forward' toy drive

"As part of our commitment to build a more caring city, The City of Cape Town has concluded yet another successful toy drive campaign" says Mayor de Lille.

"During the campaign, themed as ‘Play it forward’, we received in excess of 100 boxes with toys.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have donated new and used toys to all City libraries and at the Cape Town Civic Centre.
 
Your generosity

Franschhoek Literary Festival thinks green

A vibrant ambience in streets buzzing with book-lovers

The Franschhoek Literary Festival has three sessions where the focus is decidedly on water and sustainability issues. 

With the water crisis in Cape Town creating increased awareness of green issues, it's good to see that the Franschhoek Literary Festival has three sessions where the focus is decidedly on water and sustainability issues. 

Nancy Richards no longer presenting the Enviro Show on SAfm

Cape Town Green  Map says a BIG thanks and a sad cheerio to Nancy - she will be missed!

 
Radio and print journalist, Nancy Richards, has just notified us that she will no longer be presenting the Enviro Show and the Literature show on SAfm. 
 
"Well it’s been a journey – but I’ve finally come to a fork in the road.
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