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Climate Change Information Evening at Two-Oceans Aquarium

The event was co-hosted by the South African node of the Climate Action Network (SACAN) and the Cape Town based environmental NPO Project 90 by 2030

On Tuesday March 17th, speakers from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Project 90 by 2030 presented on climate change to a lively and diverse audience.

When the invitation to an “open to the public” Climate Change Information Evening was forwarded to me, I didn’t know what to expect. I had never been to anything that sounded like that before. Those types of things are usually in the form of lectures at universities, so I was intrigued at the openness of the event.

Cape Town Red Bus Going Green

The Cape Town Red Bus Sightseeing tour is the first carbon neutral bus company in South Africa.

City Sightseeing Cape Town has provided some of the most accessible ways to see and experience the historical and culturally rich Mother City for over thirteen years. Visitors new to town can use the hop on-hop off Red Bus circuit to visit any of the 30+ designated stops and explore the City at their own pace.

Diverting Waste From Cape Town's Landfills

Someone has to get their hands dirty to keep Cape Town clean, and that’s what Deon Kotze does on a daily basis.

Kraaifontein Drop-Off Recycling Facility is vital to the health, beauty and sustainabilty of Cape Town and this was my second visit to the Kraaifontein Waste Facility in as many weeks. 

Kirstenbosch Scoops International Garden Tourism Award

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden came out tops in the recently announced 2015 International Garden Tourism Awards presented by the International Garden Tourism Network (IGTN) in Toronto, Canada.

Scooping the Garden of the Year Award has once more underlined the important role that Kirstenbosch plays in contributing to the country’s tourism figures and, having hit the one million visitors in a year in 2014, this award is a further boost for potential visitors.

11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

Cape Town will proudly host the 11th Responsible Tourism in Destinations conference on 14 and 15 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD 11) presents an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in Cape Town, South Africa and worldwide, to document good practices applied by different producer groups and to set the agenda for change for the next 10 years.

False Bay Nature Reserve Hosts Annual Birdathon

Birdathon 2015

Discover nature on your doorstep with the annual Birdathon at the False Bay Nature Reserve.

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with BirdLife South Africa (BLSA) and the Cape Bird Club (CBC), will host a festival and family fun walk on Saturday 28 March 2015 at the False Bay Nature Reserve (FBNR).

My Urban Heart

Infecting the City

Walking the streets of Cape Town, I can’t help but reflect on how far we’ve come as a central city since the inception of the Cape Town Partnership in 1999.

This year is promising to be fast-tracked and reverberating with opportunities and challenges. I spent a considerable amount of time in the central city over the past week.

Cape Town Green Map Welcomes International Intern

Carly Imitates an African Weaver Bird in the Company Gardens

Carly Paget, former Wisconsin University student,  plans to explore and blog on the ecological and resposnible tourism aspects of the Mother City as she joins the CTGM team.

My name is Carly Paget and I was born and raised in the corn-fed state of Wisconsin, better known in the United States as the land of beer and cheese. I graduated this past December from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (go badgers!) with degrees in Zoology and Environmental Studies.

9th Global Earth Hour Saturday 28 March

The V&A Waterfront will be lending its support to the World Wildlife Foundation’s (WWF) international Earth Hour initiative.

When the lights go out over the V&A Waterfront on Saturday 28 March, load shedding will not be the reason. Instead, the property will be lending its support to the World Wildlife Foundation’s (WWF) international Earth Hour initiative.

Energy Crisis Needs Collective Action Now

Energy Efficiency Forum met 10 March 2015

Time for blame-game over - large metros have to be key drivers in the quest to find urgent solutions to the energy crisis.

The City of Cape Town, which is the fastest growing metro in the country, urges other metros to join us and to actively participate in constructive responses to mitigate the impact of the electricity supply shortage on the commercial sector, urges, Exec Deputy Mator, Alderman Ian Neilson.

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