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Official premiere of Age of Stupid in Cape Town

The critically acclaimed documentary, The Age of Stupid will be screened as part of its global premiere, at The Labia Cinema in Cape Town next week. This jarring and provocative expose on climate change and global warming, which came to our shores a few months ago, should not be missed this time around. See what urban sprout had to say about the film.

Will SA's Insurance Industry survive Climate Change?

The effects of a changing climate must be written into policies for insurance companies to ensure their survival as well as that of their policyholders.

"Agencies that ignore climate change as a threat may soon see themselves out of business," said Ed Gluckman, MD of Global Carbon Exchange (GCX), who is presenting the first ever South African white paper on Adaptation for the Insurance Industry at Santam’s Ecocentric Journey, currently underway in Cape Town (15 - 17 September 2009).

Scoring Green for 2010 - Green Goal Progress Report launched

Reducing the carbon footprint of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and hosting a socially and environmentally responsible event requires major investment and effort on the part of the event's organisers.

SA National Parks Week promises free access to parks

In an effort to promote the diversity and natural beauty that South Africa has to offer, South African National Parks (SANParks) has initiated the 2009 National Parks Week. The week, which begins today, the 14th of September and which will end on Sunday the 20th, will allow free access to the majority of national parks, like Kruger National Park and Cape Town’s very own Table Mountain National Park.

 

State of our Environment Competition

African Carbon Trust, together with the Two Oceans Aquarium, is running a competition where South Africans can submit details of an environmental problem close to their hearts.

Gardening for Life

With the back of her hand, she wipes beads of sweat from her forehead and adjusts the headscarf that protects her from the sun. It is mid-morning, but Maggie Mbovu has already put in a good few hours of hard work, tilling the soil of her community garden.

Statice Heights: the new green “grassroots” neighbourhood

The City of Cape Town's Environmental Resource Management Department, together with the Housing Department and the NGO Green Communities, has developed a new “green” low cost housing settlement in Kewtown, Athlone. The new neighbourhood, dubbed, Statice Heights consists of 236 houses, all of which are involved in the project. 

Cape Town – a Responsible Tourism destination of note

Cape Town now has a Responsible Tourism Policy and Action Plan. The reason for the plan is to further enhance the city's position as a leading tourist destination, particularly as more and more travellers demand responsible travel as their holiday of choice.

Vision 2030 plans a greener future for Cape Town

Vision 2030, a project spearheaded by Accelerate Cape Town, aims to transform Cape Town into Africa's Global City, where inspiration and innovation will create sustainable growth and prosperity and develop a more equal and just society. Since the projected timeframe for such a transformation is two decades, the culmination of this vision will be in 2030.

Green Map goes to print

This is an invitation to all Capetonians, as well as the commercial sector, to submit your green sites for inclusion in the Cape Town Green Map, or simply suggest a green site here that is meaningful to you.

We are about to start the process of selection of listings for the print version of the map, due out in October 2009.

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